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Providence Health & Services IS Project Manager - Epic Optimization (EHR Project Manager) in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a IS Project Manager - Epic Optimization to our location in Seattle, WA, Irvine, CA, Portland or Beaverton, OR.

We are seeking a IS Project Manager - Epic Optimization to be accountable for one or more moderately sized, diverse and complex projects in the areas of information technology, clinical informatics, physician practice implementations, quality improvement, strategic objectives and goals. Manages all aspects of projects with direct accountability to the ministry / hospital / clinic staff / project leadership and / or Executive Sponsor. The Project Manager will support IS intake and governance teams as well as IS groups required to deploy any and all IS Services regarding Epic optimization.

The Project Manager is a consistent point of contact between facility leadership and the resource managers of all IS teams to work in close alignment with Program Directors and/or Executive Sponsor. The Project Manager is also accountable for working with and facilitating processes to accomplish program and project objectives, managing change and resolving issues that span project teams and departments. This is accomplished by planning, organizing, directing and supervising program activities in a standardized, cost effective and productive manner to achieve customer satisfaction. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variables.

The Project Manager ensures projects are planned and executed in a manner that supports the Providence St. Joseph Health mission, integration and collaboration across the health system, and meets the organizational objectives.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop project plans in alignment with the organization’s strategic plans and objectives.

  • Build support to influence decisions in order to ensure work toward common objectives.

  • Manage ministry / hospital / clinic / client expectations from initial project identification through the project lifecycle including the post-live deployment phase.

  • Develop and gains ministry / hospital / clinic / sponsor approval and signoff of the project charter, plan, activities and work breakdown schedule needed for a successful go-live.

  • Build and manage multiple, multi-functional collaborative project and/or work teams that are primary or supportive of the project activities.

  • Coordinate the activities of multi-functional teams, as well as the project budget, task dependencies and schedule.

  • Deliver appropriate integration, training and implementation plans and activities.

  • Manage stakeholders and multiple project teams in the context of a single project.

  • Develop root cause analyses and process improvement plans.

  • Maintain all project artifacts.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Clinical or equivalent education/experience.

  • Minimum of four (4) years project management experience in healthcare, information services, or other relevant industry or operations leading small to medium sized projects with increasing complexity using PM methodologies and software.

  • Minimum of four (4) years project management experience in healthcare, information services, or other relevant industry or operations managing projects with multiple project teams, product development lifecycle, or quality lifecycle.

  • Minimum of four (4) years project management experience in healthcare, information services, or other relevant industry or operations making formal and informal presentations to senior and executive management and key stakeholders.

  • Minimum of four (4) years project management experience in healthcare, information services, or other relevant industry or operations developing and modifying process standards and objectives to a project as appropriate.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

  • Excellent collaborations and team building skills.

  • Effective conflict manager skills.

  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.

  • Demonstrated project Manager skills.

  • Ability to develop, direct, motivate and gain commitment with teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize work, manage time and respond effectively to a rapidly changing environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication that is timely, accurate, professional, consistent and targeted to the appropriate audience.

  • Ability to analyze and report on foreseeable future implications of current decisions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in assessing and mitigating risks through risk planning.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Coursework/Training in Project Management.

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (PMI) and Project Management Professional designation (PMI) Certification.

  • Experience in the healthcare IT field.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: IT Project/Program Management

Location: Washington-Seattle

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, California-Irvine

Req ID: 245273