Project Manager - HCIS

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21005491

University of Iowa Health Care has an opening for a Project Manager to support the implementation of Health Care Information Systems Initiatives and projects. 

This project manager will be dedicated to supporting, leading, and overseeing the Health Care Information Systems strategic initiatives across the enterprise. The responsibility for this position will be to employ basic project management skills to ensure that Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) project goals and objectives are met within the established requirements.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing project status reports
  • Tracking resource management
  • Conducting/facilitating project meetings
  • Ensuring the project progress on schedule
  • Addressing constraints
  • Mitigating risks and challenges in a timely manner.

Advanced project management skills associated with this position will require the ability to work with a range of stakeholders including staff-level employees, department-level leadership, Health Care Information Systems, hospital administration, medical & clinical staff, division leadership, technical and non-technical users.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyze project requirements, develop implementation strategies and provide guidance and oversight throughout the program/project management life cycle,
  • Serving as a change agent for the organization and working effectively in a diverse environment in conjunction with the project leaders and executive sponsors.
  • Support senior leadership in executing on the UI Health Care values and Information Systems goals.
  • Partner with Heath Care Information Systems and other internal and external stakeholders to successfully implement information s ystems initiatives and projects.
  • Drive leadership awareness, commitment, and accountability for the HCIS initiatives and project outcomes across the organization through defined deliverables and measurable performance metrics.
  • Gather and report on progress against action plans and expected benefits realization.


  • Salary: $57,000 to $85,000 – 4B
  • 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 at
  • Location: 3281 Ridgeway Dr, Coralville, IA

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Project Management experience, typically 1-3 years implementing and managing multiple medium to large-scale programs/projects
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and lead Technology projects in health care or other relevant industry.
  • 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 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 M365, MS Teams, MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Visio and/or MS PowerPoint
  • Experience with the concept of the PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) and applying project management principles, methodology & processes to managing projects.
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple small to large-scale programs/projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with educational and certification credentials combined with project management experience in a health industry.
  • Project Management experience within a health care delivery setting.
  • 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.

To Apply:

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

This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as 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.

About HCIS:

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS): Provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.

HCIS services University of Iowa Health Care by providing comprehensive, high level support for patient care delivery, internal and external communication, technology innovation, medical education, and research. Creating and maintaining a positive, productive, and rewarding environment for information technology and communication staff

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 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.

Job ID: 77928

Posted 11 days ago

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