Project Specialist - Epic Testing
Job Ref # 30765
Location: Houston, TX
Category: IT/Telecommunications
Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

The Project Specialist provides analytical and specialized technical support to department management. Responsible for specific moderately complex, project-oriented assignments which include leading, coordinating and completing projects related to operational activities. The Project Specialist works under the guidance of more senior staff.


Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 


II.Focuses on patient/customer safety

III.Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

IV.Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

V.Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

VI.Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


PEOPLE – 25%

  1. Interacts with others in a supportive, respectful manner. (EF)
  2. Production and presentation of activity level reports amongst management/ hospital leaders. (EF)
  3. Plan and coordinate Oncology Grand Rounds with CME office. (EF)
  4. Collaborate with marketing personnel in the development of marketing collateral.
  5. Attends and participates in departmental, administrative and hospital-wide committee meetings.



  1. Strives to exceed patients' and coworkers' expectations.
  2. Participates in, and may direct, problem definition and resolution activities. (EF)
  3. Management of all projects assigned by the Director of the department. (EF)
  4. Coordinate activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame. (EF)



  1. Maintains and achieves the highest standards of quality and service.
  2. Performs data management and analysis.
  3. Development of reporting mechanisms for clinical activity levels and measuring/analyzing hospital performance. (EF)
  4. Develop and implement monitoring tools to assure adherence to established goals.
  5. Manage and coordinate Cancer program’s compliance with the American College of Surgeons regulations, the Commission on Cancer’s regulations, the Texas Department of Health’s division of Cancer Registry, and other regulatory body guidelines. (EF)



  1. Utilizes department resources/supplies efficiently.
  2. Provide support in grant submission and reporting.



  1. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service.
  2. Plan and coordinate community outreach activities to expand and enhance outreach efforts in alignment with the strategic goals of Houston Methodist Cancer Center. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline


Three (3) years of experience in related discipline to include 1 year of experience of project management experience.

MBA or MHA accepted in lieu of experience.





Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software

Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information


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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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.

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