Manager Strategic Initiatives
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Harris Health System seeks a talented leader to join its department of Population Health Transformation, which has oversight of the system's transformative model of care encompassing the continuum of care coordination, social determinants of health, value-based financing strategies, community collaboration and outreach, and research and analytics. This manager will collaborate in a fast-paced team environment to support the assessment, design, and evaluation of high-priority, system-wide initiatives to impact the social, economic, and behavioral determinants of health, with a focus on high-risk populations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong subject matter expertise; experience in data analysis and evaluation; outstanding critical thinking, communication, and team management skills; and a commitment to the diverse families and communities we serve as the fourth largest safety-net health care system in the nation.
Masters MPH, MHA, MBA, or related
Four (4) Years Relevant experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies and knowledge to succeed in the duties of the position, including:
Experience supporting the design and/or implementation of population health interventions and in analyzing key trends in population health science and care delivery reform
Familiarity with population health, public health, and/or clinical quality metrics and evaluation methodologies
Excellent analytic and communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and persuasively, to tailor communication for various audiences, and to facilitate understanding of complex or technical concepts;
Diligence, attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to high-quality work.
Two (2) Years of Management Experience
Experience managing complex initiatives requiring a range of project and staff management skills, including the ability to sequence and prioritize deliverables, to coach, mentor, and delegate effectively to team members, and to advance organizational priorities with accountability and monitoring of performance.
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Design Knowledge and Skills
Medical Terminology Knowledge
Research Knowledge and Abilities
Statistical Knowledge and Abilities