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Texas Health Resources Project Manager II in Arlington, Texas

Texas Health Resources seeks to hire a Project Manager II to work full time in their IT Project Management Office.

The address is 612 East Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76011.

Salary range is Minimum $42.71/hr. to Maximum $62.77/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time; 1 st Shift

Job Description:

The Project Manager II (PM II) role is responsible for providing project management and limited program management guidance for the projects to which they are assigned through the production of plans, documentation of project deliverables, high quality stakeholder communication and adherence to all PMO procedures and processes. The prime responsibility is to ensure assigned projects and programs produce the required deliverables within the defined quality, time and cost constraints and to facilitate realization of the benefits defined for the assigned projects and programs.

The PM II is an experienced project manager who provides project leadership for all sizes of standard and enterprise level projects and small, non-complex programs. The PM II must have a strong understanding of the standard processes and tools used by the PMO. The PM II will help develop and refine the PMO processes and deliverables and will mentor less-experienced PMs when needed.

Essential Functions:

Resource Management and Project Delivery

  • Engages the appropriate resource managers to determine the proper team resources needed for each project

  • Negotiates the required resource hours and availability for all resources on the project team

  • Proactively tracks the resource usage within each project and manages projected to actual hours variances with the resource managers

  • Develops relationships with the project resources and resource managers to ensure cooperation when resource availability issues arise

  • Manages project resources in a mostly virtual environment

  • Work with vendors to identify the appropriate resources needed for the project and release the resources when they are no longer needed

  • Performs all standard PMO time approval processes without issue in a timely manner

  • Proactively ensures that all project deliverables are completed on time and are aligned directly with the overall project requirements

  • Monitors project stakeholder expectations to ensures that the project is addressing the needs of the project sponsor(s) and business owner(s)

  • Ensures that the project testing methodology encompasses all of the project requirements

  • Completes project documentation fully and at the appropriate time to provide direction for the project

  • Creates complete project plans and adheres to the project baseline process in a timely manner

  • All project documentation and deliverables are expected to be of high quality

Risk and Issue Management

  • Leads the project team to identify any risks to the projects including internal, external and environmental risks

  • Documents, addresses and monitors project risks

  • Manages the process to assess the potential impact and probability of the identified risks

  • Determines with the project team and stakeholders the appropriate response action for identified risks and creates the action plans for the agreed upon response

  • Identifies and documents project issues

  • Develops action plans to address project issues including ownership assignment, due dates, vendor management and stakeholder communication

  • Appropriately manages issue escalation through the project team chain of command and the ITS chain of command with assistance from direct management when needed

Project Communication

  • Provides complete and concise project communications to project team, stakeholders and executives

  • Develops project communication plans that serve as a roadmap to drive project communications, problem escalations, decision making and executive summary

  • Leads the project team to determine communications requirements outside of the project that are needed due to the impacts of the project to those outside the project team

  • Utilizes appropriate communication styles to gain consent and avoid or diffuse conflict within the project teams

  • Facilitates meetings involving senior leadership and/or project steering committee meetings for complex projects

  • Engages in direct communication with project team members and stakeholders to develop strong relationships

  • Creates meaningful and useful project status reports that include appropriate detail to describe the current state of the projects

Time Management, Procurement Management and Organizational Change

  • Works with team to define project activities

  • Properly sequences activities with time estimates

  • Ensures activity sequencing and estimation are executed

  • Manages and updates schedules to clearly define when the project will be complete

  • Ensures Project Schedule Status is driven from the project schedule

  • Assists in managing the budget of projects as required

  • Understands how to onboard and offboard resources in a timely manner to avoid overruns and contract modifications

  • Understands when to engage Legal and Contracting to resolve issues or gain insight on the terms and conditions

  • Understands the difference between organization change management and technical change management

  • Measures resistance in adoption within a project and when to leverage an Organizational Change Management resource to

  • assist in adoption

  • Communicates the awareness and desire needs for a project

  • Possesses a general understanding of the ADKAR model and how to use it to drive adoption

Scope Management

  • Documents and reviews the project scope and requirements at the beginning of the project

  • Ensures the project scope is adequately defined and understood by the full project team through development of a work breakdown structure

  • Tracks the scope of the project throughout the project lifecycle

  • Recognizes scope changes and raises awareness to management that current scope is at risk

  • Manages any scope change requests or scope creep

  • Validates that all project requirements are accounted for in the planning and execution of the project

  • Works with the project team to determine strategic impacts of the project and includes workflow and communication changes in the scope of the project

  • Creates the proper project baselines to be able to track the timeline and resource impacts of any scope creep or scope changes

Leadership, Innovation, Education, Mentoring

  • Manages vendor and functional area relationships with minimal assistance or guidance from direct management

  • Ensures team alignment on project goals, objectives and business outcomes

  • Respond effectively to new information, situations and individuals

  • Mentors less experienced PMs on the standard processes used within the PMO

  • Works with the project teams to understand how project connects to broader company goals as well as other projects and initiatives that are in progress or are planned

  • Gathers and analyzes information needed to improve satisfaction levels of clients

  • Assists subject matter experts to resolve project challenges

  • Develops and leverages project management plans that direct how the project will be managed

  • Engages in process improvement activities for the betterment of the PMO and THR

  • Constantly seeks to improve professional and industry knowledge and develop skills to enhance the ability to provide leadership to projects and to THR

Agile Project Management

  • Drives projects to completion leveraging an Agile methodology

  • Possesses ability to lead Kanban based projects

  • Recognizes which projects should utilize Kanban versus Scrum techniques

  • Has working knowledge and proof of leading an Agile project

This role will provide a combination of virtual and onsite support to multiple Texas Health locations including our hospitals and clinics.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Clinical Field, Business or related field required or 4 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree

  • 5 years’ experience in project management required including experience in creating requirements, project plans, project schedules, and driving projects to key dates required.

  • 4 years’ experience in an information technology or healthcare environment preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • PMP – Project Management Professional Certification required upon hire Or

  • Professional Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Master required for hires and promotions as of Sept 1, 2020

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient user of Project Management Tools (such as Microsoft project, Portfolio Management, and SharePoint) – MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Good understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge “PMBOK” disciplines (Integration, Scope, Time, Quality, Human resources, Communications, Risk Management, and Procurement)

  • Excellent verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • General knowledge in leading project using Agile tools

  • Demonstrated expertise in leading Kanban delivery models of Agile

  • In general, the project manager has communicated a specialty subject matter in which they are experienced leading the particular type of project (i.e. Infrastructure, Security, Clinical Applications, Business Applications, Hospital Operations, etc.)

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020 (#15) (6th year in a row)

  • Fortune's list of Best Workplaces in Health Care (#1)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 and 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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