Position Title: Project Manager
Open Date: August 22, 2019
Closing Date: First Review of Applicants will begin August 29, 2019
Status: Exempt 1.0 FTE (Temporary position-up to 2 years)
Reports To: Executive Director
Are you interested in making a positive impact on community health and equity in Southwest Washington? Do you enjoy working with cross-sector partners, diverse stakeholders, community members and regional leaders whose work impacts the well-being of your community? Are you an experienced manager with knowledge of effective project management skills? If so, Southwest Washington Accountable Community Health (SWACH) may be the place for you!
SWACH is a local nonprofit working to improve health in Southwest Washington. We bring together community members and other experts to address our region’s biggest health challenges. Through innovative partnerships and local resources, we’re working to create lasting changes and a healthier future – for everyone.
Project Description: A Comprehensive Community Centered Care Partnership (C4P) will develop multi-disciplinary clinical-community teams, that remove organizational boundaries to improve coordination, access, and cross discipline support. By combining the strengths of two large care delivery systems, a behavioral health agency, housing and infrastructure support, and the SWACH HealthConnect HUB, C4P will be able to utilize innovative care coordination technology, test solutions, and build trust to overcome the barriers that are reinforcing the current fragmented system.
Position Description: We are seeking a project leader to manage a complex pilot project sponsored by four partnering organizations-PeaceHealth, Sea Mar, Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health, and the Housing and Health Innovation Partnership. The position will report to a Steering Committee comprised of senior level managers from each of the sponsoring organizations. The C4P Project Manager will manage all aspects of the project including: testing use of new technology for care coordination; building a new multi-disciplinary health engagement team; aligning the pilot care coordination project with existing care coordination; developing care plan workflows and staff training; coordinating a new housing partnership; and managing cross-organizational relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provides project management for the C4P Steering Committee.
2. Partners with SWACH Transformation Improvement Director.
3. Selects and uses appropriate project management tools that meet the needs of the C4P Steering Committee, Transformation Improvement Director and includes use of quality improvement methods to test new ideas.
4. Meets regularly with C4P Steering Committee, SWACH Transformation Improvement Director, operational partners and other stakeholders to map drivers, determine metrics for measuring success, align planning efforts and monitor status. Leads agenda development and meeting facilitation. Partners with SWACH Administrative Coordinator in scheduling of meetings.
5. Provides written and verbal reports to the C4P Steering Committee, operational partners and other stakeholders, including the Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) Council, on C4P pilot progress.
6. Identifies barriers to progress of project as they occur and works with C4P Steering Committee to resolve.
7. Coordinates information from the multiple sub-projects and provides analysis across the whole project for emerging barriers, risks, and opportunities. Evaluates progress, advising the C4P Steering Committee on findings and recommends strategies to improve processes to achieve goals of pilot project.
8. Collaborates with external evaluators to provide the data needs from the pilot project for the external evaluation.
9. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications-Key Competencies and Traits
1. Previous experience in building consensus among diverse stakeholders working toward a common goal.
2. Project management experience.
3. Strong analytical, organizational and people skills.
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
6. Experience working with priority populations who may not receive equitable care in current health care system.
7. Proficient in use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project).
8. Proficient user of Epic or other data sharing platforms, preferred.
9. Understanding of HIPAA rules and regulations, preferred.
10. Ability to work both independently and interdependently with limited supervision.
11. Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
12. Proactive and assertive conflict resolution skills.
Qualifications-Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
2. Master’s degree or advanced training preferred.
3. Minimum five years project management experience in a healthcare setting; preferably hospital or health system.
4. Experience managing complex programs and projects, specifically with a focus on quality improvement.
5. Experience in managing a start-up or pilot projects across organizational structures and/or independent organizations.
6. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.
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Southwest Washington Accountable Community (SWACH) is a local nonprofit working to improve health in Southwest Washington. We bring together community members and other experts to address our region’s biggest health challenges. Through innovative partnerships and local resources, we’re working to create lasting changes and a healthier future – for everyone.
SWACH is one of nine organizations leading the state’s Healthier Washington Initiative in their regions. These Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) are building a healthier Washington that meets their communities’ unique needs.
SWACH is the state-designated ACH for the counties of Clark, Klickitat and Skamania. We partner to support members of the Cowlitz Tribe and Yakama Nation. We also work in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties through the Healthy Living Collaborative, a SWACH program.
Learn more about SWACH and HLC at:
SWACH website – www.southwestach.org
HLC website – www.healthylivingcollaborative.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/swach.org
Twitter – www.twitter.com/swach_org
Holidays: Nine paid holidays plus one floating holiday per calendar year
Paid Leave: PTO begins accruing immediately and accrued balance can be used after 30 days of employment. Annual accrual (FTE equivalent) of 18 days for nonexempt staff/20 days for exempt. After 5 years of service increased to 20 days nonexempt/25 days exempt.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance: Full time employees are eligible on the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. SWACH pays 100% of the premium for employee coverage and 50% for additional family member coverage.
Disability and Life Insurance: SWACH currently pays 100% of the premiums for Life (= annual salary), Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability insurance.
Retirement: Full time employees are eligible on the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. SWACH has established a 401(k) Savings Plan for full time employees. SWACH will make a fully vested safe harbor non-elective contribution on behalf of each full time employee equal to 3% of the employee’s pay, per pay period.
Flexible Spending Account: SWACH provides a Flexible Spending Account program that allows full time employees to have pre-tax dollars deducted from their salaries to pay for eligible out of pocket expenses. Pre-tax contributions made to the FSA may be used to pay for predictable non-reimbursed health care expenses and dependent care expenses during the plan year.