Healthcare IT Project Manager
Position Description Jimenez Consulting Solutions is seeking experienced Healthcare IT Project Managers to manage projects related to the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion. This could include efforts related to any of the following: Execution of an ICD-10 assessment Development of an approach and plan to support clinical documentation improvement Development of a plan for HIM coding Creation of an ICD-10 physician engagement strategy and plan Development of plans and estimated costs required to make necessary systems ICD-10 compliant Analysis of reports that contain ICD codes to determine future actions The project managers will provide project management, meeting facilitation, analysis, and training for projects. Project Managers should be results-oriented, proactive, an excellent communicator and have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a team. Role Description The responsibilities of this role will include the following: Serve as the day-to-day, onsite project manager Serve as a trusted business advisor to management level client/vendor/alliance/etc. Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents Effectively communicate project expectations and status to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis Effectively manage change to project goals, scope, and/or deliverables and impacts to project Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle Delegate tasks and responsibilities appropriately Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools Track project milestones and deliverables Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, client team members and vendors Build, develop, and grow any business relationships with the client and within the account Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Health Care, Business or other related areas or equivalent experience 6+ years of project management experience 3+ years of healthcare IT experience (e.g., clinical or PRC solution implementation experience) 2-3 years consulting experience Ability to effectively communicate with clinical leaders, revenue cycle leaders, operations leaders and IT leaders Strong knowledge of regulatory items and impacts to healthcare Desire to work in a dynamic environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong executive presence Strong interpersonal and organizational skills Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity Demonstrated ability to move seamlessly between tactical activities and strategic activities Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve issues and mitigate risks Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate decision making Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, matrixed, team-oriented, and collaborative environment Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail Advanced experience with MS Project, Excel, Word, and other MS Office tools Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities The ability to travel 50% on average Preferred: Clinical experience across multiple departments Clinical IT experience across multiple functions/solutions Experience with patient billing and revenue cycle functions and requirements Experience adjudicating claims Experience as an HIM Director Experience as an HIM coder PMP Certification
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