Project Manager II- Strategic Initiatives- Hybrid

Houston, TX

Project Manager II- Strategic Initiatives- Hybrid

Location: Houston, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000L0

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Responsible for coordination and completion of a wide variety of projects to assist in the implementation and monitoring of healthcare transformation activities.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects.

  2. Oversees all aspects of projects.

  3. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of project.

  4. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

  5. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

  6. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  7. Interacts with representatives from various departments to develop, implement, and manage policies and procedures related to assigned project(s).

  8. Works within budget, negotiates service contracts, and reports on progress.

  9. Works closely with internal departments regarding strategy and collaboration.

  10. Prepares progress reports for both management and governmental agencies.

  11. Interacts with representatives from various departments to develop, implement, and manage policies and procedures related to assigned project(s).

  12. May prepare/make oral and/or visual presentations.

  13. Develops and maintains project documentation.

  14. Performs a variety of tasks.

  15. May lead and direct the work of others.

  16. Functions in a leadership capacity in the project.

  17. Manages Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  18. Uphold internal controls which provide reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, and financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  19. Responsible for coordinating, and implementing innovative programs to transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to a system based on value (e.g., Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments, payer gain-sharing, risk-based contracts, etc.)

  20. In collaboration with Directors, manages all aspects of value-based care models, value-based structures related to quality performance, and parallel programs across all lines of business.

  21. Lead program implementation work plans and work groups across program committees, including facilitation and management of performance reporting.

  22. Manages and coordinates strategic value-based care initiatives that will drive quality performance, clinical care gap closures,clinical documentation improvement,and decrease the overall cost of care.

  23. Creates best practice workflows and process mapping for optimal delivery of care to meet measure targets.

  24. Ensure the strategic directives of the stakeholders are executed, and time-sensitive deadlines met. Works as the subject matter expert for value-based projects.

  25. Collaborates with providers, leaders, and other departments to ensure negotiated contracts can be operationalized.

  26. In coordination with business analysts, conduct risk analysis of project implementation and objectives, and propose relevant countermeasures.

  27. Other duties as assigned.



Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years in project/program management.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.