Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's.
UW Medicine Contracting & Payer Relations has an outstanding opportunity for a Contracting Program Manager. This individual will provide mid-to-large scale program and project management services for the UW Medicine Contracting and Payer relations department and the UW Medicine Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The ideal candidate has the ability to think strategically and tactically implement. Key responsibilities will include building an infrastructure for efficient information sharing and deliverables tracking; defining and managing project charters and associated work plans; identifying and coordinating the work of team members; identifying and managing project issues, risks and decisions; developing project tools such as workflow diagrams and procedures and presentations via power point; running effective meetings; providing weekly updates to Chief Contracting Officer on all outstanding items and their status; utilizing change management strategies for project and process implementation; developing progress dashboards, reports and other methods to communicate project progression; facilitating workgroups, and ensuring timely project deliverables and outcomes.
Serve as contracting program manager for the Contracting and Payer Relations Department.
Work with the UW Medicine Contracting and Payer Relations team to develop tracking mechanisms and tools to keep work moving and assure timely completion of all deliverables and assure timely receipt of all incoming data.
Partner with subject matter experts to identify gaps and opportunities. Work with SMEs to define strategies, objectives, and goals for UW Medicine entities and Payers.
Partner with subject matter experts to create project charters, roadmaps, and detailed work plans that enable UW Medicine health system and the Accountable Care Network to achieve defined goals.
Track progress on execution of multiple roadmaps and work plans this individual creates for projects and processes.
Establish dashboards and develop other needed status tracking tools.
Complete and update monthly binders, dashboards, tools and assure distribution of results to appropriate parties (e.g., payor contracts, ACN/ACO results through the ACO reporting project manager).
Create presentations of initiatives and results as required.
Communicate program updates to UW Medicine and external project teams and executive leaders via regular status reporting mechanisms. Adjust communication style and content based on audience.
Identify & track key issues, risks & decisions. Escalate as appropriate in a discrete, objective and actionable framework. As needed, work with subject matter experts to identify, develop and recommend solutions.
Provide staff support to UW Medicine Contracting leadership & committees as needed.
Facilitate team meetings with agendas and minutes to ensure team members and leadership stay appropriate informed.
Research, create, and maintain project management and communication tools related to project planning and project status through the use of meetings, webinars, dashboards, and SharePoint sites. Use tools to communicate with all levels within the organization, including those with limited IT knowledge.
Assist with UW Medicine health system and UW Medicine ACN special projects as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated success and proven leadership in a program management role leading multi-disciplinary projects within a complex environment.
Record of success in managing within a complex organization, can demonstrate strong analytical skills being practically applied.
In-depth knowledge of project management best practices, preferably in a healthcare environment. PMP Certification preferred.
Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work efforts and work under pressure, while maintaining effectiveness.
Strong collaborative, proactive & positive working style with a customer service focus.
Effective communicator; strong written and verbal skills; comfortable presenting to staff and to operational leadership.
Recognized for managing or facilitating strong and innovative teams, has strong interpersonal and personnel management skills.
6 to 8 years as a project or program manager role in a large, complex organization.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related field.
Strong business acumen.
Significant and demonstrated experience using MS Project, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Personal philosophy of continuous process improvement.
Understanding of healthcare industry trends.
Experience working within an Accountable Care Organization.
Takes initiative in acquiring new skills and increasing proficiency for personal effectiveness.
Strong developer of people.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position demands regularly require work week in excess of 40 hours. Frequent travel between UW Medicine entities as needed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.