ALTA IT Services is seeking a Sr. IT Project Manager to support our client, a large health payer company, in the DC area. Candidates must have a health insurance/payer background, and preferably exposure to claims projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthcare Project Manager
12+ month contract
Washington DC or Northern VA (remote right now due to COVID)
Manages projects, develops and directs technical project teams through all phases and activities of the project life-cycle process associated with major information technology systems projects. The role may require management of multiple projects simultaneously, depending on the scope and complexities of projects assigned.
Roles and responsibilities:
Determines Project goals and priorities with management, program manager and/or project sponsors. Creates all project planning documentation (including updates, status reports, etc.) and follows project methodologies (PMLC/SDLC). Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities to produce a business plan in accordance with the strategic plan, operating budget, capital planning procedures and agency guidance. Coordinates team activities to meet project milestones.
Manage and communicate a clear vision of the projects objectives and motivate the cross functional project team to achieve them; create a project environment that enables peak performance by the entire team. Establishes and publishes clear priorities among project activities. Coordinates team activities to meet project milestones.
Directs/leads project teams comprised of subject matter experts, technical specialists, and support staff to produce a business plan in accordance with the strategic plan, operating budget, and capital planning procedures.
Oversees the design, development, testing, and implementation of technical and functional specifications of a project technology system. Negotiates Statement of Work/Scope of Services for IT products and services. Develops information systems testing strategies, plans or scenarios.
Project Monitoring and Control/Risk Management:
Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigating action. Gather stakeholder input, rank the top projects risks in terms of total impact. Accountable for tracking and reporting on progress to plan, cost and schedule reporting and change control. Manage change to preserve business plan commitments; initiate review if projects must change.
Communicate risks to stakeholders and business sponsors, escalate issues and risks for mitigation. Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables. Facilitate regularly scheduled project meetings for the project team, workgroup, executive steering committee, risk planning and change control.
Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external clients to reassess and amend the scope of work requirement, budget and timeline.
Provides input to Executive updates and reports to enable Executives to make informed and strategic decisions on project portfolio.
Provides direction, prioritization and motivation to project team staff, comprised of business/systems analysts conducting research and analysis on system integration and implementation, in order to manage allocation of resources to meet work fluctuations and time deadlines in the delivery process. Manages a matrix staff of 5-20, scalable to project or corporate initiative.
Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables; mentor others in project management practices; review quality of work and manage the integration of team members' work.
Manage Vendor relations and procurement related to the projects.
Manages the Project Budget with overall budget accountability. Manages project budgets for both expense and capital against the original project budget. Forecast budget via Clarity, maintain forecast through the lifecycle, and manage budget variance.
Provides regular updates to project sponsor and stakeholders on the status of the budget. Documents and reports on reasons for budget variances. Maintains current statements of work for all vendors; track and approve contractor invoices in a timely manner. Creates Executive Summaries for all contractor resources required to complete a project.
• Strong Project Management Skills.
• Release Management Skills.
• Strong technical writing and documentation skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong customer skills with internal and external customers.
• Must be able to perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Knowledge of and experience in managing full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Projects. Experience with direct project management and release management experience is required.
• Knowledge of and experience in IT environment (mainframe, infrastructure, Web/Java)
• Ability to provide structure in an unstructured and rapidly changing environment.
• Highly motivated.
• Positive attitude.
• Health Care Industry Experience will be a plus.
• PMP Certification is a plus.
ALTA IT Services, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.