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Kaiser Permanente EPMO Project Manager in Seattle, Washington

The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) at Kaiser Permanente WA is a cohesive, business agnostic team which supports the implementation of strategic initiatives across both the Care Delivery and the Health Plan divisions of the organization.

This position reports to the Director and is responsible for; managing projects of medium size, or components of a larger project, from initiation to close-out; developing, analyzing, and executing project plans; allocating resources, establishing schedules, and making task assignments; monitoring projects against plan and providing input and justification for costs and budget impact; managing project financials and managing project activities related to organizational change management as defined by the project.

A successful Project Manager in this role will be able to create the structure and approach that will facilitate the collection, clear communication, and ultimate delivery of project goals and objectives. Projects will have scopes that are relatively well-defined.

Effective EPMO team members pursue self-development and effective relationships; proactively provide information, advice, and expertise; listen and respond to project concerns raised by the team; seek and address performance feedback; create plans to capitalize on personal strengths and to address opportunities; anticipate and respond to the needs of others; adapt to and learn from change and difficulties.

Additional expertise; the application of subject area knowledge to generate data-driven creative solutions, collaborating cross-functionally to solve business problems; identifying and monitoring priorities, deadlines, and expectations; identifying, recommending, and implementing ways to address improvement opportunities; escalating issues or risks as appropriate.

All EPMO team members actively support the development, implementation and ongoing utilization of an enterprise Project Management Life-Cycle (PMLC). Team members can also contribute to organizational improvement through engagement in the (3-day) 'PM 101' course which was developed by the EPMO team and is delivered to colleagues across the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Manages projects of small-to-medium size, or components of a larger project from initiation to close-out.

  • Develops, analyzes, and executes project plans which include schedule, inter-dependencies, and resource forecast.

  • Manages project financials for medium size projects.

  • Monitors project performance (e.g., on time, on budget, within scope, and with quality) against plan and provides input and justification for costs and budget impact.

  • Manages project activities related to organizational change management (e.g., development and execution of user adoption, implementation, and training plans) as defined by the project.

  • Allocates resources, establishes schedules, and makes task assignments.

  • Monitors and identifies project risks, issues, and trigger events by executing mitigation plans and strategies; and resolving or escalating risks or issues as appropriate.

  • Monitors compliance of project activities by ensuring project plans and team members adhere to KP, departmental, and/or business line policies and procedures.

  • STAKEHOLDER and VENDOR MANAGEMENT

  • Ensures the alignment, buy-in, and coordination of diverse project stakeholders by building rapport with stakeholder teams, third party vendors, and management; and clarifying accountability and authority across stakeholders.

  • Identifies and works closely with key stakeholders. Ensures all appropriate stakeholders are represented and included.

  • Provides insight to key stakeholders and project sponsors by developing project goals, setting the prioritization of deliverables, discussing involvement of business processes (e.g. project change management, communication) and facilitating decisions necessary for project delivery.

  • Communicates tough issues to stakeholders while maintaining an independent opinion, makes presentations, and provides reports to stakeholders.

  • Assists with reviews of vendor performance levels and ensures service level agreements are met.

  • Supports the contract negotiation process with vendors and reviews project invoices submitted by vendors for accuracy

  • LEADERSHIP

  • Leads the work of project team members.

  • Requests and coordinates internal and/ or external resources based on the alignment of team member skills and project demands.

  • Promotes project vision and objectives with project team.

  • Provides guidance and feedback to team members.

  • Actively support the development, implementation and ongoing utilization of an enterprise Project Management Life-Cycle (PMLC)

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of project management experience

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in health care, business or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent project/program management certification/education

  • One (1) year of healthcare experience

  • One (1) year of experience implementing large or complex projects

  • One (1) year of experience developing and validating business cases, including identifying value of investment projects

  • One (1) year of experience delivering presentations to senior management.

  • Master's degree in Healthcare or Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: EPMO Project Manager

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

REQNUMBER: 965299

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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