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GIM has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Project Manager.
The UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety (Center) is a home for collaborative scholarship and projects that maximize the quality, safety, and value of healthcare delivered by faculty. Founded in 2012, the Center has grown in depth and breadth and collaborates with other departments and department leaders. The Center directs a number of important programs, including the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality, the Patient Safety Innovations Program, the Center Scholars program, and supports the development and implementation of a number of large-scale research projects. These projects are important to the Division, Department as well as UW Medicine and nationally because the mission of these projects train future care givers in quality improvement, patient safety and value based care processes. With a multi-million dollar budget, the Center is a hub for collaborators with other departments and programs across the University of Washington including UW Risk Management, as well as the region and nationally, to further patient safety research and quality patient care initiatives.
The Division of General Internal Medicine with the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety has a great opportunity for a full-time Project Manager. The Project Manager performs professional level program administration and management, which requires independent judgement and decision-making. This position is responsible for independently controlling logistics and day-to-day operations of key programs within the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety and activities for the UW Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Value. The Project Manager is responsible for managing several core programs in the Center including, planning, financial oversight, and process improvements for the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality, UW Medicine Quality Improvement Bootcamps, Patient Safety Innovations Program (PSIP), Patient Experience Taskforce, and the Center Scholars Program.
Responsibilities & duties include:
Project Management for Department of Medicine and UW Medicine Initiatives
The Administrative Specialist has delegated authority to develop and implement policies and procedures and oversee programmatic efforts on behalf of the Executive Head.
Program Manager for the Certificate Program in Patient Safety & Quality and QI Bootcamps, collaborating with internal and external partners, such as the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, and other internal and external partners
Represents the Executive Head and has delegated authority to make decisions regarding programmatic strategic direction
Collaborates with the Executive Head to track and target quality patient care initiatives across the Department of Medicine divisions (14) and multiple centers/institutes of UW Medicine
Collaborates with the Executive Head on the Patient Experience Project by implementing a coaching program and creating and maintaining a Patient Experience Handbook
Manages evaluations and metrics of initiatives, noting trends and areas of continuous improvement
Proposes metrics and strategies associated with initiative goals and commits the Department of initiatives
Develops and continuously analyzes appropriate course evaluation tools and utilizes metrics to measure successes and to meet established goals for center projects/programs
Recommends revision to program direction on behalf of the Director and responsible for updating course curriculum based on annual evaluations/recommendations
Establishes and communicates/disseminates best practices related to patient care quality and safety initiatives
Creates and executes advertising and marketing plan for initiatives and ensures that it is representative of UW Medicine and Department of Medicine branding
Responsible for examining past years' budgets and proposing adjustments
Independently manages the budget for Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality
Collaborates with the Executive Head and Manager of Program Operations to set short and long term budget goals for Center initiatives
Administers grant development for continued initiative funding (i.e. DOM Accelerator Event & PSIP)
Directs the fiscal management and spending of Patient Safety Innovation Program grants
Advises on budget creation and tracking expenditures through grant cycle
Solicits budget updates to ensure appropriate program spending
Office Administration & Support
Provides executive level assistance to Executive Head
Direct Administrative Assistant in overall office management
Oversees reimbursements, including travel
Authorizes office expenditures
Trains and oversee hourly/temporary employees hired for scheduling and administrative tasks
Advises leadership on onboarding of new staff and faculty
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social Services, Communications, Allied Health Professions or related field and/or at least two years of experience.
Project management experience
Demonstrated ability to develop organized and efficient systems of operations: detail-oriented, pro- active, and flexible
Ability to work independently
Ability to transition efficiently between disparate tasks
Exceptional interpersonal skills (in-person, phone, electronic) with the ability to work independently with limited oversight
Ability to foster internal and external relationships
Strong leadership skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Courses in Project Management Professional (PMP) education
Experience working in healthcare environments and university systems
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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