Newark, DE 19711
The project manager accomplishes project objectives by planning, evaluating, and directing project activities; also controls and implements the assigned project(s) within assigned budget and baselined schedule. The project manager assures that procedures are documented and transitioned to ensure satisfactory ongoing operation of the implemented system(s)/application(s).
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identifies, plans and conducts evaluation of information and network related needs and recommends the project management approach for the project.
Develops and obtains approval of artifacts and activities as required in the PMO Project Management Methodology based on the size, priority, complexity, and risk of the project.
Conducts all aspects of assigned projects with professionalism, quality, on time and within budget. Coordinates/leads the efforts of assigned project members in all project endeavors including the implementation and transition of ongoing support of assigned projects.
Assures project gates are completed in a timely manner and that action items are resolved prior to project completion.
Maintains effective lines of communications and relationships within all stakeholder groups/impacted areas including but not limited to: Information Services, hospital departments, patients, staff and community as required.
Provides input on the assigned project members performance to their management.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations; uses computer based training and actively participates in Christiana Care PM Community discussions.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting accountability for delivery of assigned projects with quality; and by exhibiting Christiana behaviors that exemplify the Values of Love and Excellence.
Submits complete and accurate status reports and timesheets for all assigned projects.
Approves team time sheets in timely manner assuring accuracy and completeness for assigned projects.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Maintains regular contact with all levels of employees, vendors, and IS support staff and management in order to fulfil the responsibilities of the position.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Provides priority work direction to the personnel assigned to the project.
Provides ongoing instruction and guidance to assigned personnel.
Information Services Manager and/or Director.
Project steering and working committees on assigned projects.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree or commensurate experience in a discipline related to the assigned area.
5 - 8 years of combined project management, data processing and system analysis experience.
A master's degree is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of the structured systems development life cycle (SSDLC) process and project management controls, techniques and reporting.
Knowledge of hospital applications within computer environments.
Skill in written and verbal communication.
Skill in telephone communications and public relations.
Skill in presenting to groups of all technical and managerial levels.
Skill in analyzing, interpreting and solving business problems.
Skill in developing proposals for hardware and software.
Skill in developing detail workplans.
Skill in directing project tasks of project team members.
Ability to translate business problems into practical information system alternatives.
Ability to identify key elements of an assignment, anticipate potential problems and take steps to avoid them.
Ability to use a personal computer to perform duties.
Ability to assume responsibility and to work flexible hours on a limited basis.
Ability to acquire a broad hospital functional knowledge.
Ability to deal with specialists in a significant number of functional areas.
Ability to absorb material from trade publications, academic and industry sources.
Ability to identify and evaluate vendor software packages.
Ability to evaluate employee performance.
Lifting and carrying of computer equipment.
Normal office requirements.