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The Michigan Program on Value Enhancement (MPrOVE) seeks a skilled individual to help spread an evidence-based care model to hospitals across the State of Michigan through a partnership with the Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC). MPrOVE, MEDIC, and this position will facilitate work that reduces low-value care and bridges the gap between evidence-based medicine and patient care by accelerating the uptake of innovative research methods to clinical operations teams. This Project Manager will coordinate both project implementation as well as research activities at participating sites.
MPrOVE is a multi-faceted strategic initiative designed to design, support, and evaluate innovative projects that test new approaches to measuring and improving value and appropriate care within Michigan Medicine. This position will support an existing & ongoing project at Michigan Medicine while also helping to implement the same care model at additional sites across the State of Michigan through a partnership with MEDIC.
MEDIC is dedicated to improving the quality of emergency department (ED) care across the state of Michigan. This is an emergency medicine-led Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network that is housed at Michigan Medicine. MEDIC leverages shared knowledge and experience combined with a clinical data registry to analyze information, identify best practices, and improve collective performance across participating sites.
This position is grant funded and is term-limited for a minimum of 3 years, within the potential for continuation of funding for an additional 2 years beyond that.
What makes this position a great opportunity?
Work with multiple ED clinical operations teams as well as health services researchers at Michigan Medicine and across the State of Michigan.
Lead implementation of innovative project that directly benefits both patients and hospitals by ensuring that patients receive the right care at the right location.
Participate on a fun, flexible team that facilitates open dialogue and interactions across physician faculty, clinical operations teams, organizational leaders, and staff.
Opportunity to participate directly in implementation of high-value healthcare and health services research with the potential for research dissemination and academic products.
This position is considered “remote first” and will consist of a significant amount of remote work. However, it is anticipated that there will be many in-person meetings and site visits to meet with participating clinical operations teams.
Core Project Management Tasks (35%)
Facilitate team meetings to accomplish implementation and research activities. Support these meetings which facilitate faculty discussion and decision-making.
Produce project reports, summaries, charts, and other documentation to outline progress and successes. This may include project planning documentation, follow-up clarification, developing coordination tools, and working with faculty to drive progress.
Develop detailed timelines and resource plans, identify risks, create project documentation, report status to team and stakeholders, track and solve issues with team members.
Manage project resources, including staff time, faculty time, and stakeholder capital, to implement and evaluate the care model across participating sites.
Specific Implementation Coaching & Management Tasks (35%)
Continue to support implementation of care model at Michigan Medicine.
Become “go-to” expert in care model and serve as a technical assistance resource/problem solver for all additional sites.
Provide direct coaching to team of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals.
Facilitate trainings to sites as appropriate, both virtually and in-person.
Gather feedback from sites in order to refine care model and troubleshoot issues.
Additional assistance and problem-solving activities as required.
Coordination of Research Activities across participating MEDIC sites (20%)
Coordinate data collection, access, and sharing of clinical data sets and other evaluation measures.
Communicate with research coordinators.
Work with analysts and data teams to ensure evaluation measures are collected and data can be aggregated across sites, potentially developing joint dashboards.
Assist with IRB requirements.
Coordinate the development of collaborative academic products.
Additional Activities and Tasks as Needed (10%)
Depending on the skills and interests of the individual who takes this position, there will be flexibility regarding additional opportunities to support project and research activities.
Other duties as assigned.
2+ years of project management experience, preferably for healthcare projects focused on analyzing and interpreting survey and/or health services data, clinical outcomes, or quality of care in adult or pediatric populations.
Experience with quality improvement, implementation science, healthcare evaluation and/or health services research.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate a collaborative team of physicians, clinical operations team members, and researchers.
Organizational skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple competing tasks and priorities.
Detail oriented with strong organizational, communication, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
Experience using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint.
Master’s degree in health-related field, social sciences, or comparable work-related experience.
Implementation coaching skills to help guide the implementation of the care model at new sites.
Advanced problem-solving skills.
Knowledge or experience related to Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQIs).
Experience with any of the following: a) the academic research process including protocol development, data collection and management, and dissemination of academic products, b) implementation science principles, c) research methods such as surveys, qualitative interviews, or analytic approaches, or d) working directly with clinical operations teams or physician faculty.
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