How to Apply
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The Division of General Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a highly competent, motivated and organized individual to serve as a full-time Project Manager for Strategic Initiatives. The Project Manager will be part of the division’s administrative support with an initial focus on the Primary Care Innovation Initiative, as signature program in the division that will seek to create opportunities to find long term solutions for improving how primary care is organized and delivered to optimize healthcare value, clinician well-being, and patient-centered outcomes. The project manager will work closely with division leadership to launch this initiative, coordinate with faculty to plan pilot projects and evaluations, oversee the implementation of projects in the clinical setting, and coordinate with staff and faculty to evaluate and report on the success of individual projects and the initiative as a whole. Additional strategic initiatives will be focused on projects aimed at successful execution of the division’s mission.
This position will report directly to the Division Administrator and work in partnership with the Division Chief and faculty leadership. Candidates for this position are expected to exhibit strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively within a complex organization. Under general direction, s/he will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a portfolio of projects across multiple stakeholders and committees. The Project Manager will create and execute project plans, manage projects from start to finish, and assume ownership of project success. The General Medicine administrative office is responsible for a wide range of services to support both clinical and research faculty appointed in the Division of General Medicine. This position calls for open collaboration with a wide range of professionals and a proven track record in implementing new programs and change management. The successful candidate must exhibit outstanding organizational and management skills that include team leadership, attention to detail, ability to assess competing priorities, decisiveness, a customer service orientation and the ability to achieve results on time.
The Division of General Medicine is the largest division in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, with over 140 faculty and over 170,000 primary care patient visits annually. The Division is committed to transforming primary care delivery to provide high value, accessible and patient-centered care; eliminating healthcare disparities; enhancing the engagement and clinical experience of our faculty; supporting innovative research; enhancing medical student and resident education in primary care; and developing the next generation of general medicine clinicians, researchers and leaders. General Medicine pays competitive salaries, commensurate with experience, and boasts a culture of inclusiveness, openness, flexibility, and teamwork.
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.
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- Cross-Functional Project Management
- Work with general medicine leadership in developing, planning, implementing, managing and evaluating a portfolio of strategic initiatives to advance the mission of general medicine, taking projects from original concept through completion
- Plan and execute multiple projects and assignments at various stages of development
- Create and communicate comprehensive project plans, including schedules, resources, deliverable, and measures of success.
- Prepare project proposals as needed, including proposal for research or other funding and IRB
- Manage projects from start to finish, including data analysis, purposeful meeting facilitation, and consistent focus on the big picture.
- Serve as a primary point of contact for faculty teams leading assigned projects or seeking to launch a pilot project
- Assume complete ownership of project success, providing dedicated leadership and seeking support as needed.
- Strategic Planning
- Support the division’s operational activities of the ambulatory care and research enterprise and recommend potential opportunities
- Develop and maintain knowledge of the current health care delivery environment
- Analyze and evaluate strategic initiatives that are aligned with both the division’s mission and vision as well as with UMMG and Michigan Medicine
- Develop and maintain an understanding of participating physician organization needs and objectives.
- Independently analyze, compare and evaluate alternate course of action and make independent decisions about program implementation
- As needed and in support of our strategic plan, develop and support new partnerships with clinical and research faculty and clinical sites
- Effectively communicate initiative goals and results
- Establish and maintain an excellent working relationship with faculty, staff and division partners
- Maintain and enhance knowledge of relevant health policies that affect primary care practices and policies at Michigan Medicine.
- Proactively identify issues and make recommendation, before such information is requested.
- Continuously exhibit the highest level of professionalism and responsibility while managing faculty relationships
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education – Bachelor’s degree is required
- Project Senior Manager – At least 5 years of considerable progressively responsible experience in project management and/or program management, including experience program implementation and change management, evaluation of program effectiveness, scheduling and planning, issues documentation and tracking, meeting preparation, and follow-up
- Project Intermediate Manager – At least 2-4 years of considerable progressively responsible experience in project management and/or program management, including implementing new programs and culture change initiatives, evaluation of program effectiveness, scheduling and planning, issues documentation and tracking, meeting preparation, and follow-up.
- Strategic Thinking and Analysis – Ability to analyze multiple sources of data and recommend opportunities. Demonstrated excellent problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Business Acumen – Proactive engagement and knowledge of health care trends, regulatory environment, and marketplace with ability to translate such knowledge into identifying risks and opportunities for primary care and division. A proven background in planning and implementing successful programs that ensure delivery of high quality, cost effective healthcare is helpful.
- Technical – Experience with the transfer, analysis, and interpretation of large, multi-source data files. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products (including Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), as well as other database, email and calendar software.
- Partnering and Relationship Building – Demonstrated ability to foster strong, positive relationships and align both internal and external resources to achieve organizational objectives.
- Multi-Tasking – Ability to execute multiple complex initiatives with an eye on the strategic as well as the operating level. Ability to set priorities, handle multiple deadlines and display excellent judgment and high level of professionalism.
- Communication – Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and oral, amongst multiple internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
- Team Work – Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Work Style – A high degree of initiative, resourcefulness, and the ability to anticipate needs. Demonstrated accountability and ownership of responsibilities. Proven ability to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality.
- Master’s degree preferred in business administration, health care administration, or public administration, or similar.
- Experience developing business and operational plans
- Experience managing data and converting it into actionable information
- Possess strong team building skills working with a diverse group of faculty and staff
Full Time / Regular: 40/week, Monday- Friday, days
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus – NCRC (currently remote)
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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