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Senior IT Project Manager

Job Ref: 26360

Talent Area: IT/Telecommunications

Houston, TX 77054

Area/Department: IT-Portfolio Management Office

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary

SUMMARY       Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of departmental technology projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Has overall responsibilities for planning, directing, and coordinating activities pertaining to technology projects for a given business unit. Ensures that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives. Is responsible for coordinating the management of the team that develops and carries out internal IT projects for assigned business unit(s). Monitors project activities; ensuring the currency, quality, and integrity of the information; and providing consistency in content and ¿look and feel¿ across the enterprise.       DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      1. Review project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available department resources to various phases of the project. 2. Establish governance, work plan and staffing for each phase of the project. 3. Formulate and define technical scope and objectives of the project. 4. Confer with project staff to outline work plan. 5. Identify and schedule project deliverables, milest1s, and required tasks. 6. Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget. 7. Prepare project reports for management, client, or others. 8. Coordinate and respond to request for changes from original specifications. 9. Coordinate the management of internal and external systems/application development projects within assigned areas from inception to successful implementation: a) Define project objectives, scope, and level of effort b) Develop project strategies and plans, and identify the methods and tools required for the project   c) Get projects off the ground, keep them on track and within budget, and resolve issues with customers d) Monitor progress against plan 10. Updates and maintains project plan and Project Reporting Dashboard.       EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related discipline with an information technology focus.       EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      10  years, or Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) with 7 years minimum, of successful experience in implementing multiple large scale projects, preferably in a healthcare environment.       CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED     Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification required.       SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED      1. Demonstrated ability to manage internal and external development projects from inception to success implementation.            2. Strong project coordination skills with ability to multitask and manage multiple large scale projects in a cross-functional environment.                   3. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver projects using leading-edge technology.                 4. Solid understanding of how to leverage business applications for competitive advantage.                        5. Solid understanding of current technologies.        6. Solid understanding of the software development process. 7. Strong analysis, design, and implementation experience with technologies                            8. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively facilitate meetings.       9. Demonstrated ability to communicate needs and schedules to IT and clients, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered to.                     10. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levels.                                11. Demonstrated ability to operate under a dual reporting relationship (IT, customers).                    12. Previous healthcare related project management experience required. 13. Strong management and development skills needed.                           14. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office products: - Project - SharePoint - Word - Excel - PowerPoint

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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