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The Acute Care Research Unit (ACRU) in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and under the Department of Emergency Medicine Research, University of Michigan Medical School applies quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and community-based participatory research related the continuum of acute care delivery in the United States in pre-hospital, emergency, inpatient, and ambulatory care settings. The research and projects conducted by the unit focuses on the utilization, quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of healthcare delivery and their impact on Access, Costs, Utilization, Transitions, and Effectiveness of Care. The ACRU is seeking a project manager. This individual will work closely with the unit director, Dr. Mahshid Abir in addition to project leads to oversee quality improvement projects, assist with program implementation and evaluations, and assessment of programs or business practices. The position is full-time. The work schedule will typically be Monday-Friday, 8-hour shifts. However, flexibility on weekends and evenings may be required depending on unit needs. The ideal candidate would have project management, healthcare operations, research, and/or similar background.
Work with Dr. Mahshid Abir, project leads, and team members to prioritize project action items, including regular incorporation of partners (executive sponsors, strategic advisors, patients and family members, staff, faculty) in the design and execution of key milestones and deliverables. Proactively integrate the philosophy and practice of quality improvement to meet desired goals and deliverables of projects, reporting to the director and project leads. Responsible for applying knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet project requirements: scope, budget, quality, time, communications, change management, risk management, and stakeholder management, reporting to the director and project leads. Responsible for the management, performance, and completion of various projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects, reporting to the director and project leads. Responsible for the project planning, design, build, implementation, and close phases, reporting to the director and project leads. Responsible for project tracking, reporting, and status meetings, ensuring successful implementation of project activities with stakeholders, reporting to the director and project leads. Identify, assess, document, and resolve project issues, risks, decisions, and dependencies; escalates to appropriate stakeholders when necessary, reporting to the director and project leads. Effectively apply logic, principles, and analytics to aid in project decision-making. Assesses complex problems, draws conclusions, and provides value-driven solutions, reporting to the director and project leads. Effectively coordinates and facilitates planning and deliverables for projects. Assigns tasks across project teams and stakeholders. Prepares written communications and presentations for a variety of stakeholders, including senior leadership, reporting to the director and project leads. Conducts meetings, effectively communicates, and manages change with stakeholders, reporting to the director and project leads. Establishes and maintains an excellent working relationship with project teams and stakeholders, reporting to the director and project leads. Acts as a liaison between various departments to ensure that all project activities are in support of overall project goals and objectives, reporting to the director and project leads. Coaches and mentors project teams and stakeholders, reporting to the director and project leads. Ensures adherence to project scope, budget, time, and deliverables, reporting to the director and project leads. Ensures alignment of projects to institutional policies, standards, and benchmarks. Other administrative duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field (e.g. public health, administration, health management and policy, and/or health sciences). At least three-five years of healthcare project, research, administration and/or operations management experience. Knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of project management, techniques, and tools. Demonstrated ability to lead project management processes from project planning to closeout, including proposal development. Ability to analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate flexibility and commitment to embracing change. Strong relationship-building skills, including the demonstrated ability to build consensus among project stakeholder groups. Requires an understanding of the underlying principles of a theoretical or scientific discipline and the ability to apply those principles in carrying out research and completing work. Applies deep knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of a professional or technical field and/or broader knowledge of the principles and concepts of a number of related fields. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other project management tools to aid in the project delivery and data analysis. Familiarity with administrative systems at the University of Michigan to aid in the project delivery including Scheduling, University Business, Reporting, and Finance (IRB, Concur, Procurement Services, HSIP, Qualtrics, etc.). Excellent communication skills, both oral and written skills in the English language. Attention to detail, an ability to be resourceful, strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize efforts, work both as part of a team and individually while meeting deadlines. Associate Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree At least two years of related experience
Master’s degree in healthcare related field (e.g. public health, administration, health management and policy, and/or health sciences). Broad understanding of healthcare trends (e.g. health systems, environment, market, providers, payers). Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Knowledge and experience in both business practices within the health system industry and in a research focused university setting.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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