Senior Project Manager- Popular Health

University of Iowa Health Care Information Systems

Coralville, IA Healthcare / Engineering $57,000 to $70,000 yearly

Job Reference #: 20002341

This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as a either a Project Manager (PAE2) or Senior Project Manager (PAE3) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation.  To express interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both requisitions.  Candidates selected for interview are required to give a 30-minute Project Overview Presentation using MS PowerPoint. Details will be provided at time of the interview scheduling.

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) has an opening for a Senior/Project Manager within the Health Care Project Management Office (PMO) supporting Population Health/Accountable Care Organization initiatives. Population Health management represents a proactive way to improve the health outcomes of groups of patients across the continuum of care by monitoring and identifying individuals within specific groups at the lowest costs.  This project manager will be dedicated to supporting the Population Health/Accountable Care Organization (ACO) department, leading and overseeing projects relating to population health and quality improvement outcomes.

The PMO provides Project Management support for the University of Iowa Health Care community, through the application of the Project Management Institute global standard methodology, for delivering projects within budget, on schedule, according to scope, and in a way that best contributes to accomplishing the University of Iowa Health Care strategic plan.  The responsibility for this position will be to ensure that project goals and objectives are met, within the established time frames, budgetary and hospital requirements; preparing project status reports, resource management, conducting/facilitating project meetings, ensuring the project progress on schedule, addressing constraints, mitigating risks and challenges in a timely manner. This position will work with a range of stakeholders including staff-level employees, department-level leadership, hospital administration, medical & clinical staff, division leadership and technical users to analyze project requirements, develop implementation strategies and provide guidance and oversight throughout the program/project management life cycle, serving as change agents for the organization, working effectively in a diverse environment.

  • The Population Health / ACO PM will lead and/or support interdisciplinary projects focused on improving value-based care quality measures across the organization.
  • Population Health / ACO leads lean workflow process improvements that are embedded into the organizational framework of our continuum of care.
  • Population Health / ACO projects often depend upon utilizing steward leadership skills to connect and collaborate with multiple levels of stakeholders. 
  • Population Health / ACO identifies and strategizes operational approaches to drive financial and quality results. 

The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed on our site,

Percent of Time:  100

Location: 3281 Ridgeway Drive, Coralville, Iowa

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Education Required


A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business or Management, Public Health, Health Administration or a related Health Industry discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Experience Requirements

  • Project Management experience, typically 1-3 years for Project Manager; typically 3-5 years for Senior Project Manager, implementing and managing multiple medium to large-scale programs/projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a strong focus on customer service utilizing established PMO Program/Project Management methodology, processes, procedures, tools and techniques to improve quality measures and metrics.
  • Ability to lead process improvement activities to make enhancement recommendations and implement workflow and business process changes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with all levels of management and project team members.
  • Demonstrated strong project management, organizational and facilitation skills.
  • Experience leading teams and people to successfully implement change utilizing a positive, can-do attitude to inspire others.
  • Proficient in Project Management tools such as MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Visio and MS PowerPoint.
  • Experience with the concept of the PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) and applying project management principles, methodology & processes, tools & techniques to managing projects.
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple small to large-scale projects.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety requirements.

Desired Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with educational and certification credentials combined with Project Management experience in a health industry.
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), Master Certificate in Project Management, Public Heath Certification or Informatics Certificate, Prince2, AIPM Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM), ITILv3, Lean, Agile and/or Six Sigma certification.
  • A Master's degree in Business Administration, Business or Management, Public Health, Health Administration or a related Health Industry discipline.


In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly addresses how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.  A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Competitive salary and outstanding fringe benefits.  Applicant credentials subject to verification.   The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job ID: 71130

Posted 19 days ago

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