Assistant Project Director-Healthcare

Albuquerque, NM 87101

Posted: 10/30/2017 Job Number: 1482

Title: Assistant Project Director-Healthcare
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ

Currently we are under contract with our client seeking an experienced Assistant Project Director-PD.
The Assistant Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) Director works under the guidance of the PATH director for the implementation of the PATH program for the twelve Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico and the respective IHS Area Offices. The assistant director will manage a team of quality improvement professionals to ensure fidelity to execution of the strategic framework, roadmap, intervention packages, hospital-level work plans, and that all associated tasks are completed in a timely manner. Delivery is in accordance with internal and external customer needs, organizational policies and contract/grant directives and coordinating support services for other operational areas within New Mexico. The PATH Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring their team is meeting contract deliverables and evaluation measures through timely and effective implementation of intervention packages and tools. To this end, s/he will coordinate directly with the Project Managers and work closely with them to ensure they can be successful within the strategic approach, deliverables and the intended hospital improvements.

Essential Functions
"Works closely with the project director to manage project requirements and timelines within contract stipulations and maintains and improves processes and procedures for accomplishing project phases.
"Provides leadership to the PATH project team with team members in New Mexico and Arizona to include facilitating efforts to assure the delivery of high quality services using continuous quality improvement methods and systems thinking to accomplish the work; occasionally serves on and may lead project work teams.
"Supervises and coaches the PATH project managers to meet contractual programmatic obligations and commitments.
"Coordinates with project teams from other QIO-QINs and partners as appropriate.
"Actively works with team members to provide technical advice, to resolve challenges and road blocks and manage stakeholder relationships.
"Reviews and monitors program/project status reports and modifies schedules and plans as required to mitigate risks.
"Prepares performance reports for internal management and for contract monitoring.
"Participates in the development of staff training/professional development activities to increase staff capacity in key knowledge areas. Assures training, coaching and development opportunities are provided to team members.
"Ensures that performance expectations of direct reports are developed in accordance with standards and timeframes and expectations are developed in conjunction with the employee's professional goals to the degree possible.
"Develops and implements a professional growth plan for each employee to maximize the use of his/her current skills while mentoring new skills in each employee.

"Understands and effectively communicates mission, vision, ends policies and strategic priorities to a variety of audiences, both external and internal.
"Updates contact information in customer database, as appropriate.
"Understands and adheres to Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Corporate Compliance Program and related policies and procedures.
"Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external customers.
"Participates in internal quality improvement activities as appropriate.
"Performs related duties as required and assigned.

Job Qualifications
"Bachelor's degree in public health, nursing, health care administration, business, or related field plus six years of direct mid-to-high level management experience in a health-related area; or master's degree in above-mentioned areas plus four years of experience in same or a relevant combination of education and experience.
"Two years of supervisory experience.
"Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in health care quality improvement, preferably in a hospital environment.
"Experience in continuous quality improvement methods, systems thinking and methods of participation and teamwork.
"Knowledge of Indian Health Services operations and Tribal governance a plus.
"Availability to travel as needed, up to 25-50% in AZ and NM.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
"Two years of experience and skill in word processing, basic spreadsheet and presentation software applications; familiarity with database software programs (Microsoft Office).
"Ability to organize, coordinate and delegate multiple simultaneous tasks in a team environment
"Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
"Knowledge of quality improvement theory, methods, and tools.
"Knowledge of health care delivery system.
"Ability to facilitate team interaction.
"Ability to read, analyze and interpret contracts, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
"Displays knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, and duties of supervisors and managers.
"Demonstrated experience establishing work standards and expectations for employees.
"Knowledge and experience delegating work and authority to others in the accomplishment of goals.
"Ability to provide coaching, advice, and assistance to employees as required.
"Experience and skill in assessing contributions and performance of employees; providing appropriate recognition, and dealing with problems as they arise.

This opening is a permanent, full-time position with excellent salary, bonus and great company benefits.

Gene Doeker

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