The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2010), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Operations Analyst (POA). Under the direction of the Lab Medicine PMO, the Program Operations Analyst (POA) will be responsible for managing assigned projects, such as Process Improvement projects, Organizational Change projects and Financial Optimization projects. For their assigned projects, the POA will facilitate requirements gathering and analysis; analyze business processes and data; develop and maintain project plans, schedules, and other project management documents; plan and direct project development and implementation work; and transition completed project outputs to sustain/operational teams. For projects sponsored outside of Lab Medicine that require Lab Medicine resources, the POA may act as coordinating point of contact into the Lab Medicine department. The POA also communicates responsibilities and expectations to project team members; manages schedule, scope, quality and budget; identifies and manages project issues, risks and decisions; ensures quality project deliverables and outcomes; and actively communicates with customer and relevant stakeholder groups for their assigned projects. The POA will adhere to Lab Medicine PMO procedures and standards for communication, dependency tracking and risk/issue escalation to ensure on-time, on budget delivery of assigned projects. This position will also contribute to further development of these standards.
In addition, the person in this role will have project ,management responsibilities in all phases: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring/Control and Closure.
Requirements: Bachelors Degree in a science, technology, or other discipline that demonstrate strong analytical and communications abilities AND minimum four years of experience:
Serving in a leadership role with responsibility for process improvement projects
Effectively working with multiple, diverse stakeholders in a complex project environment
Experience managing project work and/or work of others
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Additional Requirements: Experience with MS Office and Office 365 tools (e.g. Project, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Clinical or research laboratory experience
Academic institution experience
Certification in and/or familiarity with Lean, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies
Continuous Quality Improvement training and experience leading quality improvement teams
Organizational Change Management training and experience (eg. PDCA, PROSCI)
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.