Kaiser Permanente Portfolio Manager (Clinical Services) in Clackamas, Oregon

Provides consulting leadership for high quality & cost effective strategic planning, project Mgmt & process improvement for major initiatives & key lines of business. Manages or coordinates the consulting & analytical support for these projects & processes & is accountable for the quality of the project & outcomes. Has responsibility for operational programs & large, complex projects that impact care delivery. Provides general oversight & guidance to administrators, ensuring quality & productivity standards are maintained while meeting Dept deliverables & regional strategic priorities.

Essential Functions: - Consulting - Functions as the liaison to a significant portion of the business (examples include Surgical Srvs, Ambulatory Care, Space Planning & Capital Projects, PM/PI Training & Mentoring). First point of contact for the executive leader of that portion of operations. Conducts the impact assess/feasibility study during the initial scoping of new requests. Helps prioritize requests based on the other competing priorities for that area. Partners w/the Program Mgmt Office Dir & Performance Improvement Dir to allocate project resources. - Program Mgmt - In collaboration w/clients, manages major multi-disciplinary strategic programs. These programs are comprised of a number of highly complex & impactful projects totaling more than $10 million dollars & having great Reg-l strategic importance. Determines goals & priorities w/Sr/executive leaders. Establishes team membership then plans for & facilitates the governing body for the program. Provides guidance for/consults w/the project leads & project Mrgs for the individual projects to ensure business cases are accurately created & status reports are meaningful. Produces or oversees development of written & analytical materials & formal presentations for Sr/executive leadership & other key clients. Partners w/the project leads & project Mrgs for the individual projects to ensure each project meets their planned deliverables. Assists in planning & coordinating w/other ongoing teams & projects to ensure alignment of efforts. - Project Mgmt- In collaboration w/clients, manages major multi-disciplinary strategic projects, initiatives, &/or committees. These efforts have greater than $1 million dollar budgets, are highly complex, carry significant risks/rewards, & have high internal/external visibility. Determines goals & priorities w/Sr team sponsors. Establishes team membership & negotiates time commitments & resources. Develops business cases for clients by outlining operational impact, project cost, proposed project structure, implementation plan, etc. Leads/facilitates groups, makes significant contributions, & provides technical leadership to identify risks & resolve issues of strategic importance to the organization. Interfaces regularly w/Reg-l & operational Sr Mgmt to produce deliverables according to budget, schedule & quality specifications. Produces or oversees development of written materials & formal presentations for Sr executives & other key clients. Engages in implementation, provides golive support, leads the post implementation assessment & facilitates the close-out process. Assists, as needed, in planning & coordinating w/other ongoing teams & projects to ensure alignment of efforts. Engages diverse internal & external Depts including vendors, regulatory agencies, info technology & communications to develop plans & ensure deliverables meet specifications. - Process Improvement Consulting-Same as project Mgmt, but the initiative goals are to improve the operation of an existing Dept versus the creation of a new Dept or srv. - This job description is not all encompassing.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum three (3) years of business consulting experience with demonstrated proficiency in at least two (2) of the following disciplines: strategy development, program management, project management, process improvement, operations research, business planning, or management/industrial engineering. - Minimum six (6) years of experience in leading complex performance improvement projects, including a demonstrated proficiency in facilitation, change management, and project management. Education - Master's degree in business administration, economics, health care administration, operations research, public health administration OR Bachelor's degree in same field AND two (2) years of experience in a directly related field. License, Certification, Registration - Certification in at least one (1) project management or process improvement methodology, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or a minimum level of a Lean Master Black Belt within six (6) months of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements: - Proven leadership skills in project management and management consulting, including the following attributes; personable, efficient, collaborative, candid, open, organized and results-oriented. - Assertive, objective and be able to confront clients/stakeholders with difficult issues. - Proficient facilitation skills for senior level committees, teams and major planning events. - Facilitate teams or groups of key stakeholders from all levels and segments of the organization, while developing the build teams. - Conflict resolution skills to address issues with individuals and in group settings. - Ability to identify politically-charged situations and manage the project's political challenges. - Strong verbal and written communication skills (1:1, peer, multi-disciplinary group, presentations, written). - Strong proficiency in the use of current software, including spreadsheets, process mapping tools, project work plan tools, charts and graphs, etc. - Intermediate/advanced knowledge of analytic techniques pertinent to project management. - Determine the key business issues, create patient centric solutions and develop appropriate action plans to solve complex problems. Develop and execute fact-based, data-driven methodologies. Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis. Demonstrated ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team through the problem solving process. - Establish clear and actionable performance contracts and project budgets with delineated accountabilities. - Demonstrates ability to manage against multiple competing priorities of operational management customers and business process. - Manage multiple large/strategic projects to achieve expected quality, cost and schedule outcomes. - Perform simple to difficult analyses to help clients address strategic issues and achieve performance targets.

Preferred Qualifications: - Minimum five (5) years of experience in project management. - Minimum two (2) years of manager/director level leadership within healthcare. - Minimum two (2) years of front line work experience within healthcare. - Experienced working with physicians and senior leaders. - Master's degree. - Certification in at least two (2) project management or process improvement methodology, such as Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management Professional (PMP). - Proficiency in three (3) or more disciplines: business process improvement, project management, strategy development or operations research or management/industrial engineering. - Demonstrated understanding of Kaiser Permanente operations, health policy trends and healthcare market trends. - Demonstrated effective change management within a Labor/Management environment.

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Portfolio Manager (Clinical Services)LOCATION Clackamas, ORREQNUMBER 613634

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.