This position is responsible for implementation of institutional priorities through the oversight, coordination, and management of designated portfolios and related projects.This includes overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific, complex projects as well as ensuring successful outcomes across assigned portfolio(s). The incumbent provides expert project and portfolio leadership in direct coordination with executive leaders and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure portfolio and project alignment with defined business objectives. The incumbent works closely with senior management, internal resources, external partners, and vendors to ensure that all projects and/or programs are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget. This position will report within the Operational Project Management Office and support inpatient projects.
Manages long term goals of assigned portfolios in accordance with organizational objectives.
Effectively prioritizes project management work in alignment with key operational and strategic goals for assigned portfolio(s).
Facilitates strategic discussions and understanding of ideas, implications and proposals as they relate to project and portfolio objectives.
Plans and executes individual projects within the assigned portfolio(s) or other areas as assigned.
Provides expert guidance to project teams as it related to project management processes and their application, including scope definition and management, project communication, risk mitigation, barrier resolution, timeline development and management, and other PM processes based on project and stakeholder need.
Identifies key decisions, milestones and achievements for individual projects as well as for interrelated initiatives within the assigned portfolio(s).
Provides status reports and meets regularly with stakeholders to ensure easy and transparent communication, as well as timely escalation of project/portfolio issues.
Manages project budget and tracks expenditures to plan.
Maintains up-to-date project documentation and reporting.
Responsible to achieve defined project goals and deliverables.
Leads operational projects in accordance with applicable OPMO standards, project management best practices, policies, procedures, and project stakeholder approaches.
Identifies and includes appropriate stakeholders in the project team.
Addresses projects from multiple angles, proactively anticipating needs of stakeholders, assuring that initiatives support core goals.
Works with project team members as well as organizational teams and committees to help them understand the project vision, objectives, and trade-offs, and ultimately gain buy-in from key decision makers.
Coordinates efforts across multiple groups, departments, divisions, and facilities to achieve project and portfolio objectives.
Provides team leadership and inspires others to action.
Responsible for project stakeholder satisfaction relating to assigned areas of responsibility.
Tracks and communicates project and/or portfolio performance to organizational leaders.
Increases talent pool within the OPMO by focusing on developing the existing team members (through regular coaching, role modeling, projects and assignments) to improve overall project management skills within the organization.
Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency.
Six years of progressively responsible experience in a business, leadership, or healthcare setting, including 3 years of experience in a similar position, leading complex operational projects in a large organization (strong preference given to candidates with project management experience in a healthcare setting).
Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or a Master’s degree in business or healthcare administration.
Experience leading projects in an inpatient setting
Strong preference given to candidates with project management experience in a healthcare setting
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