Manages small projects with a focus on project planning, project tracking, and reporting. Facilitates the process of defining project scope, goals and deliverables. Manages multiple projects concurrently. Responsible for managing project artifacts. Effectively utilizes project management tools and established processes. Leads project team in collaboration with System leadership to achieve project goals and objectives. Reports and appropriately escalates project progress, concerns and issues to project stakeholders and Achieving Excellence leadership. Receives significant direction from more experienced project managers.
Reports directly to the Director, Achieving Excellence Project Management Office.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Completes projects, as assigned, including defining scope (in conjunction with leadership), methods, data collection, coordination of meetings, and analysis.
*2. Serves as a member of a key Geisinger project management team who can apply a set of tools, key performance indicators and reports to fit within the context of a strategic plan initiative, while still maintaining a common framework.
*3. Provides leadership to meeting project schedules and objectives. Creates and coordinates team duties, schedules, milestones, and tracking deliverables.
*4. Maintains responsibility for project definition, scope, and plan, including breakdowns of cost, major tasks, resources, critical path, and timeline.
*5. Communicates progress with sponsors. Presents milestone updates, relative adjustments, and overall satisfaction. Forecasts potential roadblocks and answers questions as needed.
*6. Manages changes to project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques so as to keep the project plan accurate and reflective of authorized project changes
*7. Manages project risks through facilitating pro-active risk identification and management and ensuring appropriate contingency plans are developed and implemented to minimize the probability of and/or impact to the project.
*8. Organizes, manages and directs project team tasks to assure proper application of project management standards, best practices, tools, and methodologies in project work.
*9. Creates and maintains a current and complete project plan and all other pertinent project documents and artifacts. Leverages approved supporting tools to facilitate document management, sharing, and collaboration
10. Engages and effectively communicates in a timely fashion with stakeholders, including project sponsors, project team members, and AE leadership on all project tasks and deliverables, including requirements, scope, plans, budget, risks, issues, schedules, and status.
*11. Ensures timely and accurate collection of KPI data related to the project.
*12. Performs project After Action Reviews (AAR) and contributes lessons learned to the collective AE PMO knowledge base.
*13. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
*14. Actively participates in and champions the establishment, continual improvement, and adoption of project management and other best practices through the AE PMO.
*15Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
*Denotes essential job functions.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to lead small-sized projects using a standardized project management methodology
Demonstrates knowledge of and practical application of formal project management methodologies, including PMI’s PMBOK Guide.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills along with strong facilitation and presentation skills, and the ability to bring a project team to concensus on issues.
Demonstrates ability to take initiative and plan/carry out responsibilities with limited direction.
Demonstrates ability to work effectively with all levels, especially with higher-level leaders of the organization.
Demonstrates competency in software programs, including Excel and MS Project.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Bachelor's degreerequired. Minimum three (3) years of experience managing projects or working on successful projects required.
Minimum two years related healthcareexperiencepreferred.
Expert user of MS Project, Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint required along with strong analytical and presentation skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degreerequired. Minimum of one yearexperience managing projects, or working on successful projects required.
Job Id 43645