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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 3/15/2017

Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ

Hackensack, NJ
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


The Project Manager is responsible for high level facilitation of projects directed by the Department of Patient Safety & Quality. All new and special projects for the department will be funneled through this position. The department will utilize the Project Manager's expertise to help prioritize projects, to develop detailed project plans for major safety & quality initiatives, assist other members of the department in planning projects, and assure a structured, well planned approach for successful outcomes & project completion. 1. Achieves operational objectives by developing project plans in alignment with organizational priorities, contributing information and recommendations to project plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; executing projects that focus on productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; 2. Collaborates with the Chief Quality Officer, Administrators for Quality and Patient Safety and the Chief Data Scientist on all aspects of department and organizational projects. 3. Develops detailed, lean project plans, strategy and gap analysis for organizational safety & quality initiatives. 4. Responsible for identifying trends; determining system improvements and implementing change. 5. Coordinates the development of evidenced-based project plans that include interventions to achieve desired outcomes, including clinical, financial, and patient/family satisfaction. 6. Responsible for providing project updates and identifying barriers. 7. Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; collaborating with the budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. 8. Collaborates with leaders and staff to embed a culture of excellence across the organization. 9. Manages the project management educational needs of the department and beyond. 10. Strategizes with the Chief Quality Officer, Administrator of Quality and Safety and the Administrator of Learning and Performance to develop state of the art, advanced learning methods, i.e., web-based education and simulation. Maintains responsibility for the implementation and evaluation of same. 11. Adheres to the standards identified in the medical center s Organizational and Managerial competencies. Working Conditions: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Master's Degree. 2. Six Sigma or Lean trained. 3. Strong communication and presentation skills. 4. Skills including Word, Excel, Power Point. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: Licenses and Certifications Required: Licenses and Certifications Preferred: 1. Project Management Professional Certification.

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