Managed Care Project Manager Consultant

posted on January 7, 2020

Job Description

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Duration: 10+ Months

Skill Sets: 

  • Requires a minimum of four (4) years in Operations Analysis, Management Engineering, Operations management, or a related analytical field in health care or management consulting directed toward process improvement – Required
  • Previous supervisory and/or consulting experience – Preferred
  • Decision Support, Metrics, Process Improvement, Project Management & Project Planning – Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or a relevant technical/ management field – Required
  • Master’s Degree – Preferred

Job Description:

  • Under minimal supervision an Executive Leader, performs and/or manages project work of a generally complex nature aimed at improving operating systems and functions, with increasing responsibility for project planning.
  • Budgets and allocates analyst resources for projects within scope of responsibility.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for management and coordinates implementation whenever possible.
  • May act as a consultant on projects outside of specific assignments.
  • Supervises tasks of support staff relative to assigned projects.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Works independently to manage complex projects involving coordination of multiple participants and teams aimed at improving operating systems and functions within.
  • Maintains a high level of responsibility for completion of projects within a department, Hospital or Region with strategic implications.
  • Conducts reviews of Hospital/Medical Group areas on a project basis; acts as a project lead for individual or multi-analyst projects.
  • Prepares project plans including scheduling, costs, personnel matters and other operational concerns.

As a project manager, has the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and refining project scope and objectives
  • Developing and refining project work plan
  • Recommend and provide input for budget preparation
  • Guiding day-to-day activities of the project team
  • Facilitate and/or lead meetings and teams
  • Supplying periodic project updates to hospital administration. preparing project management reports, and coordinating written and verbal presentations of project findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Conceptualizes ideas, develops work plan, and plan execution into project format.
  • Develops and determines priorities and monitors status of projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Exercises independent judgment and makes difficult decisions.
  • Works with all levels of the Hospital, Region and System.
  • Conducts interviews with users and performs various data gathering techniques.
  • Fosters teamwork with all involved parties to insure efficient project operations.
  • Documents current systems and operations.
  • Analyzes client systems, procedures, and operations and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Identifies and tests alternative methods and procedures and identifies associated costs and benefits.
  • Defines requirements to modify existing procedures or develops new system.
  • Assists in the implementation of revised or new methods.
  • Guides support staff in performing operations analysis and decision support activities.
  • Establishes work schedules and priorities to ensure that workflow is controlled.
  • Identifies internal staff development needs and opportunities for improvement or enhancement of staff skills.