National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement. We are currently seeking a Project Manager, Quality Innovation to join our Quality Innovation team.
The Project Manager (PM) will manage a portfolio of projects for the Quality Innovation (QI) team related to the NQF Measure Incubator™, National Quality Partners™, and other areas. The PM will work closely with project teams to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track. The person in this role is responsible for creating project plans; tracking, monitoring, and reporting on project status and budget; and working with project staff to ensure completion of projects on time and within budget.
This is a great opportunity for someone with strong project management, organizational, communication, and relationship-building skills to join a department in its early stages of growth. Candidates should be excited to work in a fast-paced environment and be willing and able to work autonomously.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Create comprehensive project schedules, timelines, and work plans
Continually monitor the progress, status, deliverables, and financials of QI’s portfolio of projects
Work closely with project teams to ensure that projects meet targets, budgets, and timelines
Forecast changes and communicate current and projected issues
Proactively engage teams / internal stakeholders in project priority-setting, implementation, and problem solving issues and risks
Generate reports to update management on a regular basis about project progress and status
Work with the Managing Director, finance team, and project teams to prepare financial reports
Work with Senior Director, QI to create and maintain standardized QI project management processes, tools, plans, and templates
Contribute to the operations and infrastructure development of QI and support implementation of operational activities
Facilitate start up and close out activities for projects
Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of relevant experience. PMP or other project management certification a plus.
At least five years of increasingly responsible project management experience, with demonstrated success
Experience managing a portfolio of projects across programs or departments
Experience generating effective metrics, delivering status reporting, and driving the team activities
Knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, public health, health IT, or health policy a plus
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques, and tools
Advanced organizational and time management skills
Attention to detail
Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
Excellent internal / external facing communication skills
Big-picture thinking and vision
Ability to work independently as well as work well leading matrixed project teams
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people at a variety of levels
Comfort with adapting to rapidly changing circumstances
Analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving capabilities
Proficiency in use of MS Office suite
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may he made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In the primary environment the noise level is quiet to moderate with ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
National Quality Forum offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package that includes health and life insurance, 401(k), transit reimbursement, and on-site fitness facilities. To learn more about National Quality Forum visit our website at www.qualityforum.org.
NQF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 005
About National Quality Forum
National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit membership organization conveniently located at McPherson Square in Washington, DC. National Quality Forum leads national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.
NQF measures and standards serve as a critically important foundation for initiatives to enhance healthcare value, make patient care safer, and achieve better outcomes. Our dedication to quality permeates all that we do, and shapes our workplace into one which fosters teamwork, professionalism, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.