LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center, Annex Building
DEPARTMENT: Population Health
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Responsible for management of population based and clinical research/quality improvement projects as identified by the Chief of Population Health or senior leadership, including implementation protocol development, project planning,team management, project tracking, and data collection and assisting in the creation of final reports and publications. Assists with the development and management of new projects, using standardized Project Management Methodology (PMM) and other industry standard best practices, tools and techniques.
Compiles data and maintains databases to assist with tracking various quality issues including: Working with innovation teams, system initiatives and research projects. Provides input into project plans and acts as point person for specifically assigned projects. Responsible for coordinating interdepartmental quality improvement activities, system Initiatives and identifying ongoing data for innovation projects and plans.
Provides team leadership and general management of Associate Project Manager to ensure work is being performed in alignment with Geisinger’s vision and values.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Reports to the Director, Population Health Solutions.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Leads collaborations with the project team and functional leadership to develop and communicate project goals and objectives, metrics, timelines, communication plan, budget, and other project requirements.
2. Facilitates effective change management if applicable.
3. Reports and appropriately escalates project risks, issues, and changes with suggested mitigations to stakeholders and leadership.
4. Develops effective working relationship with the Population Health Team, IT, inpatient and outpatient operational units,
and others as required to achieve desired outcomes.
5. With the project team, analyzes and develops workflows to facilitate the standardized collection and recording of clinical data relevant to providing quality, safe, and efficient healthcare, ensuring regulatory requirements are met.
6. Focuses on the design, structure, and presentation of clinical information and how these issues impact nurse, midlevel and physician decision making, workflows and outcomes for clinical effectiveness, patient safety, alternative payment models, and regulatory requirements.
7. Keeps informed of EHR applications and operational procedures both internally and externally.
8. Recruits and develops new personnel. Ensures training, development, discipline and performance appraisals on current personnel are completed timely along with recommending direction and improvements to help the employee meet department goals.
9. Performs other duties as assigned
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
*Demonstrated ability to successfully lead cross-functional teams using the organization’s project management methods to achieve productive results.
*Balance of tenacity and diplomacy with the ability to interact positively and effectively with other personnel at all levels of the organization.
*Communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.
*Demonstrated capability to handle multiple teams and multiple tasks simultaneously and under strict deadlines.
*Demonstrated computer capabilities in retrieval and analysis of both operational and financial data.
*Demonstrates ability to manage process change, conduct data analysis, and interpret information.
*Demonstrates a high level of initiative and independence.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
*Bachelor’s degree in a related health field required. Master’s degree in health administration or other advanced degree preferred.
*Project management professional (PMP) or equivalent certification is preferred.
*Minimum three to four years related healthcare experience required.
*Project management and implementation experience and a strong understanding of health care systems and workflow required.
*Experience with MS, Word, Access, Excel required.
*Experience with project/project portfolio management software is strongly preferred
*Minimum 2 years healthcare computer applications experience and software tools used for data analysis required.
*Previous training experience in process redesign, problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
*Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.