Providence Project Manager in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Project Manager (Full time/Day shift) to Providence California Regional Services in Irvine CA.
We are seeking a Project Manager who will provide project leadership and project management for strategic projects and support the usage and standardization of project management processes, tools and best practices. The Project Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects in a coordinated way to ensure alignment with organizational strategies and to ensure the realization of prioritized and quantitative benefits. The Project Manager will identify key stakeholder project objectives and requirements and provide tactical leadership on projects. The Project Manager will ensure assigned individuals are executing the identified and assigned tasks and providing appropriate tracking and reporting per plan. The selected individual will direct all phases of projects demonstrating proficiency in project management areas in accordance with accepted project management standard in the industry. He/she will provide in-depth analysis of projects culminating with lessons learned for incorporation into future project plans. They will ensure assigned individuals are executing the identified and assigned tasks and providing appropriate tracking and reporting per plan.
Additionally, the selected individual will have a proven track record of managing complex projects and oversight of a portfolio of projects. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build positive working relationships with customers and key stakeholders and possess strong project management capabilities.
In this position you will:
Manage multiple (or a portfolio) of projects. Ensure that the overall collection of projects maximizes support to the achievement of the organization’s business goals and objectives. Serve as project-portfolio manager collecting and distributing data for reviewing, assessing, and managing projects to ensure that expected contributions to the portfolio and intended business benefits are met. Develop project plans and deliverables, directs all project phases and act as primary contact to project stakeholders; Participate in or develops mechanisms for establishing, monitoring and integrating project elements, and communications concerning change management processes and decisions; Perform project management activities in accordance with accepted project management standards in industry
Actively lead project planning and design activities for high value, complex projects in a way which improves clarity of purpose, ownership, and understand of key interdependencies between key projects and subprojects, improving the probability of successful and timely deployment
Prepare for and leads required engagements with Executive Sponsors; act as key interface between stakeholders to help facilitate team building, improved communication and continued project success
Ensure effective and timely communication throughout the project lifecycle with the project team, Executive Sponsors, stakeholders and the Regional Director of the PMO. This includes developing, documenting and maintaining appropriate project plans, schedule progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
Establish and improve the communication with and between stakeholders in a way that increases engagement and understanding of key project decisions, improving leadership confidence in ability to deliver per plan
Facilitate effective meeting design and execution to improve overall project communications and performance
Provide project status according to appropriate/required cadence
Identify and track project risks using project management tools and techniques and develop alternative plans for project completion
Proactively identify project scope changes, risks, dependencies and constraints; develop and execute mitigation plans and adjust project plans, schedules, budgets and resources appropriately
Discuss project objectives and deliverables with the project team to obtain understanding and acceptance of work assignments
Engage and collaborate with the Regional Director of the PMO in order to align and comply with the overall best practices and tools and that appropriate project visibility is maintained and exchanged
Measure project performance against cost, schedule, scope, and quality baselines while applying industry best practices and lessons learned
Facilitate decision making and escalation of risks, issues, and changes to project/program scope, budget, and schedule
Present project status to identified project stakeholders to keep them informed of progress and changes to the project
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with administrative, clinical leadership and all stakeholders on the project(s)
Support management team with development and organization of materials for executive level presentations and coordinate agenda development and building of the final decks
Perform other activities related to departmental duties as assigned or requested
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, engineering or related field
5 years of dedicated, project management experience
Excellent planning and prioritization skills with the ability to take the initiative and find ways of driving and executing multiple concurrent projects despite ambiguity and organizational complexity
Apply PMBOK standards to project management activities, including, but not limited to, risk and issue management, scope management, schedule management, cost management, and benefits management
Strong attention to detail and follow through skills
Strong critical thinking skills
Proven project management skills, and accurate sense of reporting, anticipation, risk identification, communication methods
Strong communication (oral and written) skills and presentation skills
Experience using Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work with and influence others
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Project
Ability to analyze data, consciously recognize any errors present and develop executive summaries based on interpretive findings; demonstrated ability to execute analytical thought processes
Strong quantitative analysis, root cause analysis, logical structuring and business case development skills
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team; excellent networking and relationship-building skills
Ability to translate data and findings into information and display it in a useful manner for constituents
Builds effective working relationships with others
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Business, healthcare administration or related field or equivalent educ/experience
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt certification
2 years work experience in a Healthcare organization
Operational Excellence experience
About the Region you will serve.
For nearly 70 years, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has provided quality and compassionate health care, building on a tradition of excellence, innovation, teamwork and outreach to those most in need.
Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Project & Program Management (Non-Clinical)
Req ID: 274537