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Project Coordinator I - TEMPORARY 6 MONTH POSITION (Medical Informatics)

Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) made up of over 11,000 employees, more than 1,300 physicians and 150 dentists provides and arranges medical care exclusively for health plan members. In the Portland-Vancouver area, Kaiser Permanente operates 34 medical offices and 2 hospitals. Today, the Northwest Region serves more than 576,000 medical and 244,000 dental members whose care is largely provided by Northwest Permanente, P.C., (NWP) & Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). The Department of Medical Informatics team (DMI) at NWP is welcoming applications for a six (6) month temporary Project Coordinator 1 position located at our administrative building in Portland, Oregon. Please note, there is a minimum employment commitment of 6 months required for this position.

Job Post Date: 2018-01-11
Office: Kaiser Permanente Bldg
City: Portland
State: Oregon

Description:

Please note: there is a minimum employment commitment of 6 months required for this position.

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. As the largest integrated care delivery organization in the United States, Kaiser Permanente, founded in 1945, is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW)— made up of over 11,000 employees, more than 1,300 physicians and 150 dentists — provides and arranges medical care exclusively for health plan members. In the Portland-Vancouver area, Kaiser Permanente operates 34 medical offices and 2 hospitals. Today, the Northwest Region serves more than 576,000 medical and 244,000 dental members whose care is largely provided by Northwest Permanente, P.C., (NWP) and Permanente Dental Associates (PDA).

The Department of Medical Informatics team at NWP is welcoming applications for a six (6) month temporary Project Coordinator 1 position located at our administrative building in Portland, Oregon. The coordinator will provide professional, organizational, and logistical support to the Department of Medical Informatics (DMI) and programs sponsored by DMI.

Join us on our journey to become the best place to work and practice medicine.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with appropriate status reporting on training/project progress; development plans within agreed formats, timescales, effective delivery, and measurement of training.
  • Assist with managing and organizing projects, under direction of DMI project or program managers
  • Coordinate and assist with other functional/departmental members to understand needs to support & staff training and development, and to help ensure successful organizational communication.
  • Assist with appropriate status reporting on training/project progress; development plans within agreed formats, timescales, effective delivery, and measurement of training.
  • Help in preparation of materials for departmental and region meeting.
  • Manage schedules, and assist in the development of a plan for training programs.
  • Assist with new program development planning, in the design of training course and projects necessary to meet training needs.
  • Organize training venues, logistics, accommodation as required to achieve efficient training attendance and delivery.
  • Attend planning meetings to both learn the content and help in recording action items, minutes, and remind faculty and team members of follow up items.
  • Attend and present at internal and external customer meetings.
  • Assist in managing the necessary documentation for DMI programs.
  • Working with Director, operational partners and other project managers, help ensure integration between DMI and KP HealthConnect to follow integrated plan and meet organizational requirements for delivery, quality Teamwork, training, and communications.
  • Facilitate/assist in the launch and implementation of training/education programs.
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility.
  • Receive updates and assist with maintaining department training database
  • Remain current with applicable knowledge in relevant field(s) and qualifications levels required by DMI and/or Kaiser Permanente.
  • Specific program and/or project responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Knowledge

  • Bachelors degree in business administration, health care administration, or related discipline or equivalent educational/professional experience.
  • Visionary, progressive person who has a solid understanding of Kaiser Permanente operations, industry trends, and the history and potential of Kaiser Permanente.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in project tracking and support.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization.

    Minimum Required Experience:

    • 1-3 years of supporting projects in the health care or related industry.

     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    • 3 years or more in the health care industry.
    • Managing teams, supervising, and developing staff.
    • Implementation and design of organizational improvements (i.e. new or reorganized).