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Project Manager III – Information Systems

Traverse City, MI


Posted on July 30, 2018

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About Project Manager III – Information Systems


The Project Manager (PM) independently oversees projects from start to finish which typically involves multiple locations, systems and areas. The Project Manager applies best practice project management principles and utilizes (Project Office) PO methodologies. The role of a Project Manager III is to manage large project teams; assess, plan and execute complex projects; and communicate to sponsors, stakeholders, and project team members.



  • Must have one of the following ( required):

  • Associate’s degree (preferably IS/Business or healthcare emphasis) with 4 years’ relevant experience (IS/Business or healthcare)

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably IS/Business or healthcare emphasis) with 2 years relevant experience (IS/Business or healthcare)

  • 6 years in healthcare or IS/Business experience

  • Experience in Information Systems (IS) beneficial

  • Experience in healthcare beneficial

    Technical Knowledge

  • Experience with use of project methodology. r equired

  • Understands fundamental concepts, practices and procedures related to project management. r equired

  • Ability to work independently. r equired

  • Exhibits strong organization skills and evidence of methods for organizing work. r equired

  • Exhibits strong communication skills and uses appropriate tools and/or methods to keep project executives, stakeholders, and team members informed. r equired

  • Exhibits strong analytical skills and clearly communicates results. r equired

  • Exhibits commitment to ensure customer satisfaction. r equired

  • Ability to facilitate teams. r equired

  • Demonstrates accuracy, quality, and thoroughness where appropriate. r equired

  • Distinguishes between information that is critical and non-critical to problem resolution. required

  • Creates and/or revises methodology supported by the Project Office. required


  • Keyboarding proficiency. required

  • Basic knowledge of MS Windows. required

  • Basic knowledge of MS Access, Excel, Outlook (email and calendar), PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word or equivalent. required


Under the general supervision of a Manager, but may receive advice and assistance from Director of Information Systems, or other lead positions within IS. Must maintain a working relationship with all Information Systems staff.

Must maintain a professional working relationship with staff from user departments, other regional healthcare facilities and hardware vendors.

Under the supervision of the on-call person whenever the Manager is unavailable.

No managerial and supervisory responsibility.


X No clinical contact with patients


  • Supports the Munson Medical Center mission statement.

  • Embraces and supports the Relationship Based Care philosophy of Munson Medical Center.

  • Safety is a self-responsibility. Know the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Perform job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring / lifting techniques. Plan your actions to promote safety. Report any unsafe situation / equipment according to hospital procedure.

  • Contributes to the team orientation of the Information Systems and, as such, is responsible for proper communication with pertinent department members.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Core 10 Key Descriptors):

    Functional Knowledge – Works independentlyto oversee projects from start to finish which typically involves multiple locations, systems and areas. Manages large project teams; assess, plan and execute complex projects; and communicate to sponsors, stakeholders, and project team members.

  • Applies best practice project management principles.

  • Facilitates the team and vendors through the project lifecycle providing results that support the purpose of IT in a health care environment.

  • Facilitates creation, documentation, and approval of the project scope definition and objectives.

  • Manages the project scope and objectives.

  • Prepares and manages project budget.

  • Gains approval for and manages contracts and associated activity.

  • Facilitates gathering, validating, and documenting requirements.

  • Monitors project deliverables to ensure requirements are met.

  • Facilitates development of work breakdown structure, detailed work plans / schedule including project estimates and resource plans.

  • Manages project plan for adherence to scope, completion and quality of deliverables, availability of resources, within timeframe and budget.

  • Manages project issues and risks.

  • Reports project status.

  • Distinguishes between information that is critical and non-critical to problem resolution.

  • Creates and manages communication plan.

  • Ensures security procedures are followed with the selection and/or implementation of systems.

  • Assists with defining procedures for scheduled and unscheduled downtime.

  • Makes oneself available to customers and project team during critical periods.

    Contributions and Achievements

  • Applies knowledge regarding complexities of healthcare, our business, our customers, and our environment.

  • Makes large scale contributions that involve multiple parties across IS and within the organization with productivity, efficiency and quality.

  • Seeks key roles and contributes significantly to large scale projects that span IS and the organization.

  • Actively seeks and delivers on leadership roles in projects/work that challenge current development/skill level.

  • Plays a key role in defining strategy and tactics.

  • Documents and articulates the success of teams.

  • Works on unique problems that may have impact across the entire organization.

    Business Knowledge

  • Demonstrates expanded business knowledge of Healthcare with broad knowledge of most functional areas; understands how healthcare areas are integrated (e.g., how registration and coding affect billing).

  • Shares ideas on how to bridge gaps between functional business areas.

  • Accepts responsibilities within the organization, including involvement with initiatives that have nothing to do with IS.

  • Contributes ideas that may benefit outside specific area of business/expertise.

    Coaching and Mentoring

  • Leverages positive relationships with those mentored, helping to develop careers and skills.

  • Shares knowledge and expertise with others for growth, including knowledge learned about the IS industry and healthcare (as well as any other outside areas of expertise).

  • Noticeably sought out to provide mentoring and coaching to staff at all lev

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