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Research Project Manager

  • Job ID: 915534250
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Chief Innovation Officer
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $32.87 to $56.12 / hour

Description

We are searching for a Project Manager to join our Office of Health Care Innovation.  This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative team where you will be an integral part of the project team!

In this role, the Project Manager defines and develops overall project objectives, scope and work plan and reviews and confirm with the internal client to facilitate business process enhancements. The Project Manager dynamically leads presentations and work sessions to positively influence decisions and perceptions. They manage in ambiguous situations with minimal direction, and build, direct and maintain motivated and diverse teams.

This position primarily works daylight hours, Monday through Friday, in Pittsburgh, PA.  The ideal candidate has a strong project management background and has worked in clinical settings.  If this sounds like a fit for you, apply online today!

 

About the Office of Health Care Innovation: The OHI’s goal is to create a culture of “Learning While Doing”, by leveraging the UPMC system as a learning lab to continuously evaluate and adopt best care practices, with a particular focus on underserved communities, while paving the way for UPMC to become a leading Learning Health Care system. The OHI team works across disciplines at UPMC and Pitt, and partners with leading international experts in trial design, artificial intelligence, and clinical operations to translate and integrate research into clinical care.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Cooperate closely with business leaders and/or relevant experts in resolving issues. Identify and mitigate business risks associated with projects. Define alternative/compromise solutions that address others' fundamental concerns and impacts on long-term relationships. Systematically convey pros and cons of alternative solutions to complex, sophisticated, and sensitive issues and achieve consensus on direction/ approach.
  • Analyze the training needs of project teams and identify relevant training material/ courses to address these needs.
  • Recognize and anticipate scope issues and communicate to internal client and team changes to the work plan.
  • Generate new perspectives, frameworks or innovations that enable problem resolution. Generate innovative ideas which are strategically sound and challenge the status quo.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare sensitive information and communicate it directly to senior management.
  • Prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency and identify dependencies across projects. Recognize and act decisively in urgent matters; make tough decisions which may influence the direction of the project. Direct and execute creative analytic approaches/ create new or adapt existing analytical methods and tools to solve problems.
  • Anticipate and define barriers to change with internal client; devise plans to address change barriers and ensure acceptance of the change process.
  • Establish a mentoring environment.
  • Participate in and/or lead the comprehensive review of the projects being managed by other project managers; accurately assess project status and develop appropriate recommendations and assessment documents.
  • Plan, organize and control multiple responsibilities and solicit participation from cross-functional resources not under personal control and ensure that the most appropriate resources are assigned to specific project roles.
  • Plan and execute communication of complex information to team members and stakeholder groups.
  • Build follow-up mechanism/maintenance plan into project deliverables to ensure that changes to be implemented will be sustainable. Ensure business value has been delivered.
  • Dynamically lead presentations / work sessions to positively influence decisions and perceptions.
  • Define and develop overall project objectives, scope and work plan and review and confirm with internal client. Many of these projects will initially lack concrete definition and will involve complex and politically sensitive matters.
  • Anticipate key business and project issues, assess alternatives, and take appropriate measures to resolve in a professional, tactful manner, implementing comprehensive recommendations to achieve desired outcome.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Mathematics, statistics, Health Care, Management, or related field.
  • Master's degree preferred (extensive related experience will be considered).
  • Five years of project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred.
  • Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Access, Excel, Microsoft Project, and other pertinent computer software packages.
  • Strong management, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written) are required.
  • Excellent Project Management skills along with effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform planning for large initiatives/projects, managing all tasks required to provide services to meet client and business needs within budget and targeted deadlines.


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