Temporary Project Manager

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
JOB SUMMARY:
Working closely with the CEO of the Faculty Practice Plan and HU/HUH leaders to manage the capture of community surgeon surgical volumes from Providence Hospital. Organizes, executes and finalizes projects according to strict deadlines including acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of Quality and Safety leaders throughout the Howard University Health system. Defines project objectives and oversees quality control throughout the project life cycle.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Defines project success criteria and disseminates them to involved parties throughout project life cycle. Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Determines the frequency and content of status reports, analyzes results, and troubleshoots problem areas.
  • Develops and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards.
  • Develops best practices and tools for project management and execution.
  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
  • Directs and manages project development from beginning to end.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with FPP and HUH Team members in a timely and clear fashion. Acts as liaison with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in FPP/HUH teams and committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools, develops and delivers progress reports, tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Developing Others: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations; forward-thinking in approaches to complex and entrenched problems.
  • Business Acumen – Credibly demonstrate an understanding of business operations and the systems, processes, departments, and functions that drive profitable growth.
  • Strategy Development – Understands the impact of a project directly to and across various functions. Understands project and organizational dependencies.
  • Communication– Conveys information to all key stakeholders in both written and verbal formats
  • Decision Making – Collects and structures the available data impacting the project
  • Execution – Develops and manages project budgets, schedules, and timelines, Employs strong organizational skills
  • Leadership –Effects change and monitors progress Responds in a politically astute manner

CARES CRITERIA:
  • Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
  • Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner.  The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
  • Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
  • Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Education/Training
Bachelor’s degree required. Clinical healthcare related field preferred.
  • Experience
5 years’ work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • License/Certification/Registration
Project Management Certification Preferred.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and planning skills. Must have computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Facilitation of sizeable groups of leaders regarding: consensus development and best practices. Documentation skills including collaboration on report metrics, strong skills in relationship management in both leadership and staff environments.
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