Project Manager for Health Outcomes Research
Nashville , Tennessee
October 20, 2017
Sarah Cannon is the research arm of HCA's global cancer enterprise. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world's leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials in oncology, cardiology and orthopedics through affiliations with a network of more than 1,000 physicians across the United States and United Kingdom.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Define, measure and track projects; Coordinate and align Clinical, Operations and IT resources for successful business strategy execution. Single point of accountability for the delivery of assigned projects to meet objectives; manages the day-to-day activities of assigned projects; ensures the quality of the team's work; manages projects of varying complexity; maintain Enterprise Project Mgmt. alignment, expertise and competencies; support and use Project Mgmt. methodologies and tools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Structuring:
  • Define, measure and track projects across Clinical, Operations and IT Disciplines
  • Managing and communicating a clear vision of the projects objectives, and motivating the team members
  • Understanding and communicating the definition of completion criteria (what constitutes 'done')
  • Organizing the activities into manageable work packages for division and facility team members and determining an effective approach to completing the work
  • Resource coordination for assigned projects
Project Planning:
  • Maintain the project status reporting collection and review process
  • Ensuring that appropriate timing, resources, and sequencing of the work efforts are aligned to produce the desired result within a given period of time across multiple projects
  • Support prioritizing workload given resource constraints.
  • Managing relationships to accomplish the activities and provide consulting to business leads on project management disciplines and tools.
  • Manage deployment project schedules to minimize intra-project resource conflict and facility activity conflict
  • Assist in building an environment of open communications that provides accurate and complete status of initiatives
  • Perform resources allocation and estimates
  • Maintain and track to project budgets
  • Communication of enterprise project schedule updates

Project Management, Controlling & Reporting Status:
  • Provide critical path analysis across interrelated programs/projects to ensure understanding of downstream business impacts
  • Coordinate timely key business decisions to keep projects on time
  • Maintaining assertiveness to achieve goals as quickly as possible
  • Monitoring project activities and reporting on status
  • Design/Develop project timelines & data presentations
  • Identifying potential scope changes
  • Reviewing quality of work and managing integration of team members' work
  • Identifying and managing risks and issues
  • Coaching those working on activities to clarify assignments and deliverables
Project Close:
  • Documenting and analyzing lessons learned and sharing with others
  • Validating the completion of project documentation and relevant knowledge bases
  • Ensure successful hand off of projects to operations by identifying what activities need to occur to operate post project completion.
General Assignments:
  • Provide proactive and creative recommendations on how to meet goals and handle identified deviations.Develop project status reports and communicates with all applicable team members in and outside the organization.
  • Initiate improvements to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed on assigned projects.
  • Communicate and escalate unresolved issues at the appropriate time and to the appropriate level of management.
  • Ensure all colleagues adhere to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research.

  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working Knowledge Project Management fundamentals
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability using MS Office, MS Project, and other PM systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented and meticulous.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented and meticulous.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively for solutions and see the "Big Picture" (Forward thinking)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, analytical, organizational and interpersonal (teamwork oriented skills) required
  • Customer Orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.
Bachelor Degree required

  • Experience in project management
Certification or License:
PMP preferred

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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