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Project Manager, Information Services

Req # 34553 Job Location Los Angeles, California - US
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Ready to be part of the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California? This is Children's Hospital Los Angeles. A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families. A big responsibility? Absolutely. But if you’re up for the challenge, we’re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our elite teams – talented individuals who can continue our high level of care. 

Reporting to the Information Services PMO, IS Project Managers will be accountable for management of a variety of initiatives across one or multiple portfolios. The Project Manager will assume primary control of projects in a matrix environment, accountable for scope, schedule & budget. Primary responsibilities and activities include a majority of the following:

• Work across various portfolios to execute business demand
• Support initiatives across all phases of the Project Management & System Development Life Cycle
• Plan, schedule and track multiple projects, with related cost estimation & scope control responsibilities
• Support project-chartering process and project setup
• Identify, prioritize and mitigate project risks
• Provide an escalation channel to the PMO & Project stakeholders
• Manage a cross-functional team driving motivation, collaboration & performance
• Implement project management processes appropriate to the size and scope of the project
• Provide timely project status on a recurring basis regarding project metrics (schedule, budget variances)
• Provide oversight and control of any external resources contracted to the project
• Review the project's medium-term benefits (for example, to support business-case process improvement)
• Drive the project closure process & ensure operational hand-off is successfu

Minimum Experience Required:
• At least 3 years direct work experience in an IT project or program management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
• Proven experience in managing full life cycle information systems projects, large scale systems development and/or information technology initiatives preferably in Healthcare
• Experience in a healthcare environment preferred
• Excellent communication skills (verbal & non-verbal)

Minimum Education/Training Required:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Information Systems or combination of experience and study is desirable

License, Registration or Certification Required:
PMI certification or equivalent experience is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Identify project requirements to the necessary level for planning and scheduling purposes
• Estimate the project's effort from functional requirements, working with technical domain experts o Prioritize trade-offs between on-time, on-scope or on-budget delivery
• Skilled at project scheduling, including via automated tools, and can analyze progress and trade-offs
• Able to manage multiple projects in parallel of varying size and scope
• Implement project change process, as appropriate for scope control and change processes o Can debate effectively for or against project changes, as appropriate
• Sufficient communication and organization skills to implement a formal communications plan
• Capable of project risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation planning
• Team management & leadership skills sufficient to facilitate conflict and issue resolution
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Project, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio & Word
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