The Project Manager (PMP certified) will manage projects within the Quality Measurement (QM) department related to measure endorsement, measure alignment, public and private partnerships, and/or emerging quality measurement areas. The Project Manager will work closely with project teams and stakeholders to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are within scope, on time and within budget. The person in this project management role is responsible for creating project plans; tracking, monitoring, and reporting on project status and budget; and working with project staff to ensure completion of projects.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create comprehensive project schedules, timelines, and work plans for assigned project
Oversee project tasks, budgets, timelines and resources necessary to ensure the project stays within scope, on time and within project budget
Conduct risk assessments and maintain an issue resolution log to identify potential risks and devise contingency plans accordingly, in consultation with the Senior Managing Director
Proactively engage teams/stakeholders in project task priority-setting and implementation
Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations to senior management on project progress
Contribute to the creation and maintenance of standardized operational and project management processes, tools, plans, and templates
Ensure compliance with project and department standards and procedures.
Facilitate start up and close out activities for assigned projects
Mentor and support junior staff
Bachelor’s degree with at least 5-7 years of relevant experience in project management and planning.
Project Management Professional (PMP) or other project management certification required
Consulting experience a plus
Lean Six Sigma certification a plus
At least five years of experience with increasing responsibility and project management experience, with demonstrated success,
Experience managing diverse projects across programs and/or departments
Familiarity with a variety of project management tools, practices and procedures (e.g. Smartsheet, etc.)
Experience generating and delivering effective metrics and status reports
Knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, public health, health IT, or health policy a plus
Thorough understanding of industry standard project management phases, techniques, and tools
Advanced organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
Ability to work independently as well as work well with project teams
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people at various levels
Excellent judgement and decision-making capabilities
Excellent communication skills
Comfort with adapting to rapidly changing circumstances
Strong analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving capabilities
Mastery in MS Office Suite
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment, the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
3 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 230
About National Quality Forum
National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.
NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes. Our dedication to quality permeates all that we do, and shapes our workplace into one which fosters teamwork, professionalism, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.