Cedars-Sinai Technology Project Manager in Los Angeles, California

Come join us and find out why Cedars-Sinai has been ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT as ranked by 2017 Computerworld Magazine. Always at the forefront of technologies, Cedars-Sinai is implementing EPIC as its comprehensive electronic medical record system.

Responsible for planning and coordinating all activities necessary to implement various information systems, including managing the following project responsibilities: system requirements definition, process and/or workflow redesign, vendor evaluation and contract negotiation (if applicable), implementation coordination with operations and other EIS departments, as well as transition to support functions. Responsible for developing and managing detailed project budgets and schedules, status reports, project Power Point presentations, and escalation of critical issues. Coordinates communication between all project team members and operational partners, ensures vendor responsiveness and compliance with the terms of the contract (if applicable), and coordinates initial user training/transition to an ongoing user support group.

  1. Provides project management expertise for entire project life cycle. This includes, but is not limited to, facilitating the following functions: system requirements definition, process and/or workflow redesign, business case development, Request for Proposal development, vendor evaluation and selection, and contract negotiation and development. Ensures contract compliance, risk analysis, project scope, implementation management, and support transition.

  2. Responsible for working with our operational partners in developing and planning the project timeline including all project phases-requirements, workflow, Q/A and testing, end-user training, go-live readiness and support.

  3. Projecting resource requirements, ensuring appropriate assignment of resources to each project/support phase, adding and deleting resources as necessary, and has overall responsibility for completion of the project. Leads and manages the project within established time and budget parameters.

  4. Provides informative and timely status reports using department reporting procedures for both internal EIS and external operational customers.

  5. Keeps abreast of current trend and developments in the field through participation with vendor user groups, attending conferences, vendor demonstrations, and interacting with other vendor customers. Maintains a strong understanding of system development and project management methodologies.

  6. Responds thoroughly and promptly to customer needs as defined in conjunction with customers. Assumes ownership of customer relationships and follows issues through to closure.

•Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a health care, business, or technical field; equivalent combination of education and work experience is acceptable

•Typically requires 1-3 years of experience in managing projects, preferably IT projects in a health care organization.

•Requires project management experience, using Project Management Institute and/or Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation principles, or completion of the Cedars-Sinai recognized project management course within the first year of employment.

•Demonstrated experience in project management, systems analysis, and vendor/customer interactions required.

•Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, project development, and management software.

•Good communication skills (verbal and written) and pragmatic consensus-building, conflict-prevention, and resolution skill-set.

•Must understand the needs of the business both local and enterprise and be enthusiastic about contributing for the good of all.

•Must be strong in their ability to understand the goals and objectives and engage without daily oversight.

•Must understand the challenges faced in the environment and be responsive in meeting those needs.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.