The mission of UW Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page. The objective of UW Medicine Supply Chain Management is to ensure our patient care experience is enhanced by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized supply chain management expertise. UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a SYSTEM ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER for its Materials & Logistics team. The System Assistant Project Manager, Materials & Logistics, is accountable to the System Director, Materials & Logistics, Clinical Operations of UW Medicine, and facilitates system- and entity-specific projects related to UW Medicine Supply Chain Materials & Logistics in close coordination with the System Project Manager, Materials & Logistics. Scope includes process improvement, enhanced quality, and cost savings projects across UW Medicine with a focus on: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and UW Neighborhood Clinics. This role facilitates operational process changes, including the coordination of project teams and stakeholders. This role works with key resources to document and evaluate the adequacy of the current state; assists in decision-making regarding desired future state; and facilitates implementation of identified organizational changes. The System Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for partnering and facilitating project work across UW Medicine Supply Chain Materials & Logistics, often times in conjunction with UW Medicine System and entity-specific Senior Leadership to implement Supply Chain-related projects focused on process improvement, enhanced quality, and cost savings. In addition, the System Assistant Project Manager will ensure the dissemination of accurate Supply Chain data by producing clear, concise and appropriate reports. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Project Management and Leadership:Facilitate Supply Chain Materials & Logistics projects progress, processes, risks, and issues, and identify appropriate corrective measures based on accumulated input from team members and stakeholders. Escalate issues in an objective and actionable way. Demonstrate the ability to take a facilitative role in interpreting and applying resolution techniques within a team assignment. Manage diversity in the workplace; demonstrate effective communication and active listening skills, consensus-building, and problem resolution practices in order to achieve team goals. Demonstrate creativity, imagination, initiative, and good judgment in developing, organizing, and implementing ideas and programs. Monitor the progress of external dependencies and escalate as appropriate. Review information provided by project team members and stakeholders to assess its quality and completeness. Communicate project status, accomplishments, key issues, and risks to project leadership on an established project update frequency, identifying issues requiring resolution at the leadership level. Assist in development of standard Post-Implementation Review Report to include project metrics and lessons learned. Assist in vendor management and ensure that transition plans are developed and executed to transfer responsibility to the team(s) responsible for ongoing support. Provide input, as requested by Supply Chain leadership, on team members' performance for inclusion in performance evaluations. Present project status and summary information at appropriate venues across the UW Medicine system. Other duties as assigned related to process improvement and operational efficiency for UW Medicine Supply Chain Materials & Logistics related projects.Workflow Design and Validation:Work with project teams and system- and entity-specific resources to document and evaluate the adequacy of the current state. Facilitate decision-making regarding desired future state and assist in implementing identified organizational changes. Assist sites in developing transition plans where the future state may not provide complete coverage of current business practices.Change Management:Conduct departmental and system Change Management Readiness Assessments. Monitor major workflows with a focus on continual process improvement. When needed, develop options and recommendations for long-term training and application support processes and structure.Team Coordination:Coordinate system- and entity-specific resources and project teams to facilitate operational process changes. Demonstrate the ability to work in a high-volume environment where great emphasis is placed on customer service and creative problem-solving skills. Provide leadership to support planning and coordination of system- and entity-specific business process initiatives. Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field, and minimum of four (4) years of experience in Supply Chain and/or project planning. Additional Requirements:Skill set includes background and experience and understanding of operational flow, consensus building, and process improvement. Expertise may be substituted for the above degree requirements.Desirables:Healthcare experience.Master's Degree.CMRP (Certified Materials Resource Professional).
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.