Project Manager Quality Initiatives and Serious Illness Care Program
January 14, 2018
Project Manager Quality Initiatives and Serious Illness Care Program
Job Number: 77559
The Project Manager - Quality Initiatives and Serious Illness Care Program is responsible for project management and data analytics and interpretation supporting quality and safety initiatives in the Department of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. This position reports to the Senior Vice Chair-Clinical Services and functions as a key strategic and business advisor to the Senior Vice Chair, Vice Chair-Quality Informatics and the Faculty Lead-Serious Illness Care Program. The Serious Illness Care Program will focus on integrating collaborative tools, methods and best practices learned from participation with a group of prominent academic health centers seeking to change conversations between providers and patients on end-of-life issues. The initial year focus will be on cancer divisions within the Department of Medicine, and there is considerable interaction between this position and Stanford Health Care's quality and performance excellence teams. He or she will also need to work with quality champions from 12 clinical divisions within the Department. The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the School and provides clinical services to approximately 40% of SHC patients. With a consolidated budget of more than $360 million, fifty-percent from clinical activity, and nearly 600 faculty members, the Project Manager plays a vital role in quality initiatives across the Department. He or she will help drive critical decision-making based on data, and work with other members of the quality and Serious Illness Care Program team to design tools and methodologies to improve conversations between physicians and patients, improve performance on quality metrics across the department, encourage analysis, and drive decisions that improve both costs and quality. He or she is expected to advise and guide twelve clinical division chiefs on a range of quality issues and is a key member of the department leadership team with the division chiefs and vice chairs. It is essential that the Project Manager have a strong background in data analytics, process improvement and administrative or clinical operations, and demonstrate excellent working relationships with physician leaders. He or she often serves as a resource on special projects as required. The position requires excellent financial, human resource, strategic planning and communication skills. About the Department of Medicine and Stanford: Founded in 1909, the Department of Medicine is a national leader in medical education, scientific discovery, and clinical excellence. It is ranked in the Top 10 departments of Medicine in the country in NIH research and residency education. As part of Stanford School of Medicine (Stanford Medicine), the Department helps to shape, guide and lead efforts in Precision Health, Health Care Policy, and Cancer and Cardiovascular research, among many other initiatives.
Our close proximity to the resources of Stanford University including the Schools of Business, Law, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering - our seamless relationship with our affiliated adult and children's hospitals, and our ongoing associations with the entrepreneurial endeavors of Silicon Valley, make us uniquely positioned to accelerate the pace at which new knowledge is translated into tangible health benefits.
Lead the planning and operations for the Serious Illness Care Program and other quality programs, including gaining and disseminating subject matter expertise through participation in the Care Program Collaborative between Stanford DOM and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Create project plan after training and with faculty leaders, develop metrics and milestones for the program.
Work with faculty team and DOM Vice Chairs to implement proven, best practice tools across Cancer divisions with a goal of educating patients and clinicians about end-of-life choices. Utilize continuous process improvement techniques across adoption and pilot tests as needed. Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
Represent the program within the department, and SHC. Represents the program to external constituencies, including those organizations participating in the Collaborative.
Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategy to faculty within the Department of Medicine that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
Must be comfortable using data to drive decisions around quality and safety topics and initiatives, including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Location: School of Medicine Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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