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Project Manager, Division of Surgery

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Managerial/Professional
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Division Administrative Office 710061
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134713 Requisition #
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Project Manager, Division of Surgery


Summary


The mission of the Division of Surgery is to advance oncologic surgery in the nation and the world through safe, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient care, research and education. Our vision is to be the most transformative oncologic surgery program in the world. The primary role of this individual is to direct multiple projects that span the Division of Surgery, including clinical, research and educational missions; in doing so, will independently analyze issues, identify solutions, implement solutions in collaboration with partners, monitor results and make changes, as appropriate.  This individual will recognize issues and lead performance improvement initiatives to address these issues across the scope of influence.  Must have exceptional and creative problem-solving skills, ability to build effective relationships, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and the ability to influence others, including persuasive communication and presentation skills. 

Key Functions


  1. Identifies areas for improvement across scope of influence, analyzes issues quantitatively and qualitatively, and recommends/implements solutions, which requires an understanding of institutional and divisional politics and dynamics, and takes accountability for project ownership.   Examples include patient charge optimization for the operating room, workflow improvement, feasibility studies, creation of divisional business plans, policy development, OneConnect workflow improvements, Joint Commission-related projects, and research funding management.  Works closely with Division of Surgery departments and Perioperative Services staff to advise on projects related to programmatic analysis and OR scheduling and management.  
  2. Serves as the communications point of contact for divisional projects.  Works closely with Internal Communications to develop communication material as appropriate for change management and project facilitation.  Interacts daily with surgery departmental leadership, OneConnect teams and Perioperative Services to understand and address issues. Determines educational items needing to be sent out from OneConnect, OR Committee and various projects.  Works with communications manager on newsletters.
  3. Performs independent research and conducts financial and statistical analysis and business modeling of financial and operational information (i.e., market trends, government regulations, etc.). Provides summary reports and recommendations.  Works closely with divisional leadership, Regional Care Center and Global Operations staff to identify opportunities to advance surgery outreach. 
  4. Develops project plans that identify key issues, problems, approaches, performance metrics and resources required for OR Committee, Block Working Group, and DoS Epic Committee projects and other related efforts. Develops work plans which include schedules, project estimates, resource plans, budgets and status reports. Establishes procedures for implementation of project outcomes.
  5. Identifies data needs and requirements proactively. Assumes responsibility with Division of Surgery and Clinical Operations management for the integrity of projects through coordination, identification of scope and impact, data gathering strategy, effective presentation and assessment of implications to meet productivity, quality and client-satisfaction goals. Works with OneConnect reporting to validate and build reports for the Chairs and divisional committees.
  6. Facilitates Division of Surgery committees and short-term task forces to assist in the implementation, communication, or development of committee action items.  Committees include: Surgery Reimbursement Committee, Division of Surgery Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Educational Initiatives Committee, OR Committee, DoS Epic Committee, etc.
  7. Implements project solutions and effectively presents updates to stakeholders.


Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration or related field. 


Experience Required: Five years of project management experience to include two years of experience in a healthcare environment. May substitute required experience with additional years of education on a one to one year basis. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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