DEPARTMENT: Steele Institute for Health Innovation
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Geisinger’s Steele Institute for Health Innovation serves as the innovation “hub” for Geisinger. The Institute’s purpose is to support Geisinger innovators and lead the nation in building transformative, scalable, measurable and sustainable solutions that improve health, care delivery, patient experience and lower costs. The Institute provides a nontraditional environment where bold, out-of-the-box thinking can flourish and where pioneering innovators can explore, define and disseminate new models of healthcare.
The Innovation Project Manager oversees small to medium size innovation projects and like size phases of larger innovation projects utilizing GH standardized Project Management Methodology (PMM) and other industry standard best practices. Will manage multiple projects concurrently. Works collaboratively with project stakeholders and functional managers to develop project goals and objectives, set project timeline, manage change, and control scope. Responsible for managing project artifacts. Effectively utilizes project management tools. Leads project team in collaboration with Innovation functional leadership to achieve project goals and objectives on time and within budget. Reports and appropriately escalates project progress, concerns, and issues to project stakeholders and Manager, Innovation Operations.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead small to medium sized projects using a standardized methodology.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong facilitation and presentation skills, and the ability to bring a project team to consensus on issues. Must be able to communicate difficult/sensitive information in a diplomatic and tactful way.
Demonstrated capability to successfully handle multiple project teams and multiple tasks simultaneously and under strict deadlines.
Experience using project management software, including Microsoft Project, is required.
Demonstrates a high level of initiative and independence.
Demonstrated experience working in a matrixed environment is required.
Experience in health care is preferred.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or other relevant field required with minimum three (3) years of experience managing projects.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or relevant field preferred.
In lieu of degree, minimum of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP) plus six years related project management experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.