This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
The Project Manager is responsible for identifying opportunities for organizational enhancement, organizing and leading multidisciplinary teams of senior management personnel, establishing goals and objectives, leading execution, and institutionalizing changes thereby evolving and improving the organization.
Position will lead projects and programs in the areas of:
Quality and Patient Safety initiatives
Operational excellence and efficiency
Health System general management
This position is part of UC San Diego Health's Quality and Patient Safety team and works collaboratively with senior management to direct the planning, design, and implementation of strategic projects with the underlying strategic goal of creating a world class academic medical system focused on patient experience, clinical excellence, performance management, and growth.
This is a high-level project management position in an extremely demanding academic medical center environment that requires a comprehensive understanding of all elements of health care delivery, including quality and safety, strategy, business planning, operations, workforce challenges, and financial considerations.
Position requires excellent project management skills including organization of complex data sets, establishment of aggressive but realizable goals aligned with organizational strategic objectives, visionary leadership of diverse senior level individuals, thorough attention to implementation detail, and the ultimate ability to institutionalize gains achieved into the ongoing fabric of the organization.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead large enterprise-wide change management efforts related to the health system initiatives.
Create, develop, and deliver change management strategy for complex projects. This includes, but is not limited to, using the methodology to identify resistance, performance gaps, and the development and implementation of corrective actions to close those gaps.
Manage the relationships and interfaces with multiple departments by acting as a liaison with Senior Leadership and initiative champions.
Advise on the implications of the organization's plans and actions.
Make recommendations on factors that may influence change adoption and sustainability.
Support and build a culture of process improvement and efficient use of resources at all levels of the University.
A Bachelor's Degree in organizational development, business administration, human resources or related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five (5) years of relevant experience. Experience must include overseeing and managing the planning, design, and implementation of large-scale projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations related to healthcare.
Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, using a positive, flexible, consultative and supportive approach.
Ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use of time, organization.
Ability to communicate effectively written and oral presentation at all levels with skills to produce comprehensive reports, management information and insight and proposals that win key stakeholder buy-in and support.
Experience of strategy development and implementation, with evidence of continuing professional development.
High degree of computer literacy and competence in use of Microsoft Office including the ability to build and develop persuasive PowerPoint presentations.
A strong track record of delivering against demanding targets with evidence of success in an operational environment.
Strong understanding of structured project management processes and how they work in a complex environment.
A Master's Degree or PhD in a related field.
Lean Six Sigma training/certification.
Experience in a healthcare environment.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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