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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking an experienced Project Manager, working with the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), to assist with the quality improvement project of reducing “low risk” cesarean delivery in Michigan hospitals. MVC consists of 76 Michigan hospitals and analyzes claims data for the Preferred Provider Organization plans of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Cesarean delivery is a primary driver of increased costs and complications in childbirth, yet the use of cesarean delivery is increasing nationwide, and rates in Michigan hospitals are even greater than national averages. This project will design and disseminate hospital cesarean delivery use reports; engage MVC member hospitals in value assessment and implement hospital based interventions endorsed by workgroups.  The project manager will be responsible for the management, performance, and completion of this QI project and provide a single point of contact. This candidate will assist taking the project from concept through completion.

Responsibilities*

This position will work closely with all MVC staff and job responsibilities include:
 
Communication:
  • Serve as the single point of contact for the 66 Michigan Value Collaborative hospitals that provide services for livebirth.
  • Communicating with BCBSM and hospitals on a regular basis providing timely and informative/constructive feedback
  • Draft, edit, and format complex correspondence, applications, documents and reports.
  • Ensure data services and website content provided to member hospitals are professional, engaging, and accurate.
  • Communicate issues of data validity or data collection issues to other MVC staff and coordinate problem resolution.
  • Provide technical expertise with web-based project management and Google-based platforms for the MVC team.
  • Design and develop education and training materials to support new processes and projects in cooperation with the MVC staff.
  • Coordinate meetings and other event planning and preparation
  • Analyze the summarize primary data into easily understood charts and/or narrative formats
  • Attend and participate in the site visits, webinars and conference calls
Financial/project management tracking, oversight and reporting:
  • Budget oversight, reconciliation, and justification
  • Provide information on project funding decision, status updates and data for creation of annual and ongoing financial monitoring
  • Prepare and submit progress reports and other deliverables to BCBSM
  • Project tracking and the ability to communicate their underlying scientific and financials supporting the larger project.
  • Hire and supervise team of nurse researcher, statistician and other analytic team members
Data tracking, inquiries and implementation:
  • Collaborate with Statistician-Experts to recognize and investigate to assess data integrity, validity and/or reliability.
  • Organize and maintain a library (hardcopy and/or electronic) of documents and resources
  • Assist in development of the quality initiative implementation toolkit 
  • Respond to BCBSM inquiries and requests.
Conference planning and management:
  • Coordinate bi-annual MVC conferences (up to 200 participants), speakers, breakout sessions and travel arrangements for hospital site visits, and other activities and events
  • Working with administrative staff to prepare travel reimbursement reports
Other:
  • Maintain Institutional Review Board (IRB) “not regulated” approval for the project and assisting participating sites with their respective IRB “not regulated” approvals
  • Conduct scientific literature searches, including abstracting data from published sources, summarizing articles, and maintaining a bibliographic database.
  • Assist in the preparation, writing, editing and dissemination of academic papers and presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with five (5) or more years working in project management
  • Experience in women’s health
  • Project success in administrative/project management roles
  • Demonstrated ability to write job descriptions, hire, evaluate and supervise team members
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team meetings and deliver presentations
  • Knowledge of quality management principles and practices
  • Confirmed knowledge and prior experience working on business operations and workflow.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to set priorities, be proactive, respond quickly, and think creatively while operating in a flexible and professional manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to present strong and persuasive reasoning for decision making and actions to be taken
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and anticipate needs
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels (UM leadership, collaborative units, faculty, staff, students, etc.)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree
  • Understanding of Statistical Software
  • Previous QI Experience
  • Understanding of Claims Data

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.