Job Description

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 three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

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 three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
This position is responsible for managing large, high risk project(s) or subsystems with an administrative focus from strategy development to completion. The position manages specific projects on an ongoing basis, with distinct beginnings and endings.The position maintains frequent cross-functional interactions at the senior management level and is subject matter expert to help train/mentor PM I and PM II. The position defines problems, scopes parameters, develops strategies, task/solution specifications, identifies and secures needed resources, trains members, and develops and updates project plans, timetables and milestones. The position maintains and distributes documentation and communication to keep members informed, on task, and on time. The position identifies structures of authority and processes for decision making within the project, and ultimately manages the execution of the plan and post implementation evaluation of outcomes. . Leads and participates in a collaborative team environment to achieve best possible outcomes. Demonstrates a high quality work ethic by exhibiting professional attitude, honesty and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Technology or Business Management or related field
Masters Degree in Healthcare administration, project management preferred

Licenses & Certifications: Project Management Professional Certification must be completed within 18 months of hire

Work Experience: Five (5) years Experience managing technically complex projects, large projects. Project Management experience, preferably in Hospital/Healthcare Operations
Management Experience: Three (3) years project management experience

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Research, Other; Project Schedule Management Software, Project Information / Program Management System, A/E Software

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

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