Under the direction of the Manager, the Project Manager determines user demands, establishes work priorities, and plans; directs and monitors project work. Maintains project issues and reports to health plan leadership, and communicate to local steering teams on the progress of critical path items. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The Project Manager will gather and evaluate information concerning a user's conceptual needs, estimate and schedule project activities and associated costs, coordinate and participate in analysis/design/coding activities, ensure that system changes are fully tested, ensure users are fully trained and prepared, associated guideline and procedure requirements are met, and coordinate implementation of the changes. Status/report of all active projects will be reported to health plan leadership on a real-time basis.
Bachelor's degree in a Business related field
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project
Must have two to four years of previous experience working on information technology or business project teams and in obtaining customer requirements and other analysis activities.
Previous experience managing projects of small to medium scope and complexity.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills are required to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, guide and lead others and provide direction.
Strong organizational and time management skills allowing you to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are required as is the ability to research issues, prepare evaluations on problems and recommend viable solutions. Candidates should have good attention to details and possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to manage a project as described. A moderately high level of analytical and problem-solving skills is required. The ability to handle complex customer and system issues are essential. Demonstrated skills in project tracking and management projects are required.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
PMI Certification strongly preferred.
Additional Job Requirements
Due to the nature of work performed, this position requires that the incumbent obtain and maintain a US Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC). The initial approval will be obtained as part of the pre-employment and onboarding process via a government background investigation. Required renewals will be the responsibility of the Associate and are required for continued employment with CHRISTUS Health.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.