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Project Specialist

  • Job ID: 872711438
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: ED Administration
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.41 to $32.25 / hour


Project Specialist will be a supporting member of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Department of Emergency Medicine administrative operations team.   Project Specialist will work on various task within the department including working with Physicians Services Division Legal Department and Support Service to generate Provider Employment Agreements.  In addition, this individual will serve as liaison between Emergency Medicine and Identity Management Systems (IMS) and will be responsible for submitting department required software applications for Providers and other department related requests.  Individual must be well organized, able to complete multiple tasks in a fast paced environment and work well with various levels of faculty, staff, other UPMC department and outside agency that do business with department. Respond promptly to customer needs and requests for service or assistance.


  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships between Project Specialist and department administrators, site administrators, practice manager, and other users.
  • Populate existing data fields; oversee design of new data fields as needed.
  • Oversee all aspects of Physician Services Division Clinical sites database, including data updating, utilization, reporting.
  • Initiate relationships with other business units to maximize effectiveness of database.
  • Serve as liaison between Senior Physician Services Division Management, departmental and ISD representative, database developers.
  • Respond to business/reporting requests by Senior Management Staff, clinical departments, and practices.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Physician Services Senior Management staff and key client users as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field and two (2) years of experience preferably in a health care setting.
  • OR 
  • Associate degree in Business, Health Care Administration, or related field and four (4) years of experience preferably in a health care setting.
  • Knowledgeable in the organization and function of an academic medical center this would include clinical and physician's office practices.
  • Familiarity with oracle database function and capabilities is preferred. Excellent knowledge of software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred. Exhibit good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Complete work assignments with minimal supervision. Present effective interpersonal skills in dealing with executive leadership, clinical department administrators, managers, etc. Ability to take the initiative to investigate and resolve problems using sound judgment. Maintain confidentiality regarding job assignment and sensitive issues, perform assigned work in allotted time. Identify issues before they develop into major concerns and demonstrate analytical skills.

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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