Project Manager, Payer Relations and Contracting Job at University of Maryland Medical System, Linthicum Heights, MD

  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Linthicum Heights, MD

Job Description

Company Description
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Nursing and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit
Job Description
General Summary

Responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and implementing projects and initiatives in support of the Payer Relations and Contracting Department that are aligned with the Systems Payer Strategy. Work closely with the Senior Director, Payer Relations & Contracting, staff and other partners to coordinate & implement projects. Work is performed under limited supervision. Direct report to the Senior Director, Pay Relations & Contracting.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.

* Organize and manage project teams, develop project plans, schedules, and scope.
* Schedule and facilitate project team meetings; create agendas to ensure project expectations are communicated to leaders, team members, and other stakeholders in a clear, and concise manner.
* Maintain project documentation, including meeting minutes, project plans, status reports, and issue logs.
* Monitor and provide project status reporting regarding project/initiatives milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks, and issues, communicating across project stakeholders and management.
* Ensure projects and initiatives are completed on-time, within budget, by ensuring that activities are properly sequenced and within coordinated timelines.
* Ensure that project or initiative objectives are met by monitoring and measuring progress regularly to identify blockers and potential risks to project success and take corrective action, as necessary.
* Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
* Function as a liaison between various teams and leadership to ensure alignment with project objectives.
* Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels of leadership, staff, and vendors.
* Identify improvement opportunities, create, and maintain focus, enthusiasm, and momentum for projects.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field required.
* Minimum three (3) years' experience in a project manager/project coordinator role required.
* Experience working in an agile environment.
* Experience in managed care strategies, initiatives, and tactics.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Advanced knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g., Agile), tools (e.g., JIRA) and techniques.
* Ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, prioritize, perform resource allocations, lead team meetings, and drive accountability.
* Ability to analyze, compare, contrast, and validate work with keen attention to detail.
* Ability to translate findings into an understandable, compelling message.
* Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
* Self-motivated individual who can excel with little supervision and the proven ability to be successful in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
* Excellent facilitation skills to guide discussions and keep meetings focused.
* Advanced skill using innovative thinking to solve problems and facilitate the decision-making process.
* Advanced analytical, critical thinking, planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
* Advanced skill presenting findings, conclusions, alternatives, and information clearly and concisely at all levels within the organization.
* Advanced skill managing multiple initiatives and meeting changing requirements and priorities to accomplish objectives.
* Advanced skill to influence, negotiate and persuade to reach agreeable exchange and positive outcomes.
* Advanced skill developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all levels of leadership, team members and vendors.
* Keen sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work.
* Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.).
* Identify process inefficiencies and contribute to process improvement.

Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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