Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Project Manager to join our team. The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The department’s service excellence philosophy is founded on the goals of exceeding expectations and having every interaction leave a lasting positive impression.
This position, which focuses on quality improvement, not research, will serve as the Project Manager for the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Quality Collaborative Initiative (MARCQI), which is a state-wide network of hospitals and orthopaedic surgeons engaged in a registry-based quality improvement process for hip and knee joint replacement. The position The position requires maintaining an outstanding relationship with the sponsor (Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan or BCBSM), the MARCQI Executive Committee, Co-Directors and hospital sites
Develop an annual statement of work
Develop and manage an annual budget
Plan and conduct collaborative-wide meetings three times a year
Develop progress and annual reports
Evaluate level of engagement and activity of participating sites
Manage site compliance with data submission expectations
Develop and revise performance index measures and score hospitals
Update outcomes slides and quality improvement reports
Collect/report case volumes to BCBSM and respond to BCBSM queries in a timely fashion
Manage and execute projects
Supervise a professional staff (see paragraph below)
Oversee communications activity
Interact with other joint replacement registries and collaborative quality initiatives (CQI’s)
Assist in recruitment /enrollment of hospitals including organizing kickoff meetings for new sites as needed
Maintain all contracts and subcontracts necessary for the operation of MARCQI
Assure that all legal agreements are properly executed by all MARCQI sites (Business Associate Agreement, Data Use Agreement, etc.)
Maintain current/update policies and procedures for MARCQI
Keep current on policy and regulatory changes at the state and national level that may impact MARCQI
The incumbent must be independent and self-motivated, possessing a high level of determination and creativity. The person will organize and marshal the available resources to achieve objectives set by the leadership of MARCQI. This will be done by using formal project management techniques including detailed timelines, milestones and critical pathway methods. The incumbent must be adept at working with two Co-Directors of MARCQI.
The incumbent will be guided primarily by established policies, precedent and professional knowledge and/or by project/program objectives established by MARCQI leadership. Requires independent judgement to search out appropriate course of action within the context of policies and procedures. Able to prioritize activities and work.
The incumbent is responsible for managing the MARCQI staff. This includes teambuilding and appropriate delegation of responsibility and accountability. The incumbent is responsible for staff activities related to human resource management. Management duties such as interviewing, selection and training of staff, setting and adjusting rates of pay and hours of work; planning and directing their work; appraising their productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or changes in status; handling complaints and grievances and disciplining when necessary.
The position requires the ability to travel, mainly within the state of Michigan.
Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Hospital Administration. Master’s degrees in other areas will be considered.
Minimum of five years quality and/or healthcare related experience
Management or supervisor experience
Knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software
Experience in database management
Knowledge of project management techniques
Experience in developing and managing budgets
Ph.D. in Public Health, or related field
Ten years quality and/or healthcare related experience
Prior experience in running health services research initiatives
Ability to use project management software
Familiarity with HIPAA rules
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Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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