Columbia University Project Manager- Education & Quality Programs in New York, New York

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Job Title

Project Manager- Education & Quality Programs

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number



7540- PED Pediatrics


Medical Center

Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

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Hours Per Week


Job Family

General Administration

Salary Grade

Officer 105

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description

Under the direct supervision of division administrator, fellowship director and quality improvement (QI) lead, the project manager will support the division's education and improvement initiatives.

Fellowship Responsibilities:

Coordination and management of fellowship applicant interview season; Support program director in the planning, implementation and collection of all fellowship program evaluations and surveys; Coordinate Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) meetings, Scholarly Oversight Committee (SOC) meetings, Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) meetings; Assist planning and coordination of educational workshops, courses and community outreach initiatives; Assist in preparation for internal and external program reviews; Maintain program records; maintain program letters of agreement; Attend relevant GME meetings and conferences; support education Leads on prioritizing, planning, implementation, analysis and assessment of the division's various education initiatives including observerships and resident in-rotations; help plan and coordinate experiences and for visiting scholars, residents, medical students, and volunteers.

Quality Responsibilities:

As part of their duties, the project manager (PM) will also provide support to division's quality improvement initiatives. The PM's responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

Support of QI Lead on prioritizing, planning, implementation, analysis and assessment of the division's Quality Improvement initiatives; Assist the Lead in data management of projects including entry, organization and analysis; Support monitoring of ongoing QI projects and project plans; assist in the identification of anticipated problems areas and identification and implementation of potential solutions as well as presentation of results using statistical process control and obtaining feedback on process change from stakeholders; Support the development, implementation and refinement of current QI projects including: improvement of identification and timely management of pediatric sepsis, decreasing time to pain medication for patients with sickle cell vaso-occlusive crisis, reducing time to antibiotic administration for patients with fever and neutropenia, improvement of management of infants with fever, decreasing use of radiation in pediatric patients.

Support the development and implementation of project plans for new initiatives; Help keep the Lead on target to accomplish their goals in planned time frame; help manage and track progress on all relevant projects; Assist with documentation of quality improvement project results including grant reports and manuscript preparation; Facilitate our divisional participation in multiple pediatric national quality collaborative.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

General understanding of fellowship programs

Superior communication skills (both written and verbal);

Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a busy environment;

Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills;

Proven success in handling multiple projects, prioritizing, and meeting deliverable deadlines;

Understanding of basic Project Management Skills, including managing scope, risk, and budget;

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

The candidate selected for this position must complete a background check before a final offer of employment is made.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree preferred (Health Administration, Public Health etc)

Previous experience with organizational transformation projects

Experience working in Higher Education setting or Academic Medical Center developing academic and/or training programs

Experience in supporting organizational change management and business process improvement;

Experience identifying appropriate metrics and key performance indicators to drive improvement

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