Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net's behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 4.9 million individuals, including Health Net's own health plan members. Health Net's subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
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Under general direction, the Senior Project Manager manages two or more mid sized, cross-functional projects (15+ participants and/or $500k budget). May be assigned lower level management functions to provide growth opportunity.
This position is responsible for managing a variety of projects for varying operational functions, all with a clear beginning and end (date of implementation).
This position does not encompass roles that are assigned a functional responsibility that occurs on a recurring or cyclical basis. The Senior Project Manager should relinquish responsibility for projects at their end (implementation date). An example of an activity that this position would not be responsible for would be the ongoing maintenance of system after it's implementation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as project leader for larger scale, cross-functional initiatives that are intended to drive performance improvement, financial gains, customer satisfaction and improved compliance.
Organizes work teams to accomplish project work: including identification and confirmation of participants, establishment of a project plan, consistent work team engagement and productivity, meeting facilitation, consensus building, recommendation documentation and implementation oversight.
Performs detailed analysis of data, workflows, policies, procedures, organization of staff, and skills in order to execute initiatives. Investigates and validates improvement opportunities.
Supports established committees by organizing and publishing agendas, documenting minutes, maintaining work plans, performing follow up and preparing and publishing reports.
Supports the project work by utilizing project management software.
Collaborates with other Project Managers as needed.
Prepares communications and presentations to all levels of the organization.
Provides other related support as needed to improve the performance of the business.
Assists in building process improvement and project management skills and serves as project leader for larger scale, cross-functional initiatives.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field required; Master's Degree preferred
Project Management Certification required
Minimum five years project management experience. Demonstrated cross-functional project management experience and/or minimum five years IT systems, cross-functional project management experience. Health Care or other relevant industry experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities
Process improvement, workflow benchmarking and/or evaluation processes
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to present to large audiences required
Must be detail-oriented
Proficiency with systems and variety of software applications
Ability to work in a team environment
Leadership, facilitation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills required
Broad knowledge of business functions
Ability to influence, motivate, and lead stake holders from various business units to meet agreement
The following section describes the general physical requirements for this position. Please note that 'constant' refers to more than 81% of time; 'significant' refers to 40-80%; and 'moderate' refers to 20-40% of the time.
Operates personal computers, printers, facsimile, telephones, copy machines and other commonly used office accessories/equipment.
Exposed to confidential information and expected to maintain confidentiality at all times; must adhere to HIPAA rules and regulations.
May be required to work outside of normally scheduled hours as mandated by the client, project and/or workload (e.g. evenings, weekends, and/or holidays).
May be required to maintain established work pace, meet deadlines; may have last minute urgent requests.
Physical activity may include: twisting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, grasping, grabbing, pushing, pulling, repetitive motion, climbing, etc.
Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.
Required to have hearing ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
Required to have speaking ability to express or exchange ideas.
Constant concentration may be required on various subjects by listening, reading and thinking clearly.
Interaction with others may be required. May need to listen, think, and speak in order to interact with others. Business interactions and behavior between coworkers and/or external customers are required. This may require face-to-face or telephone interactions.
Thinking at work may include listening, learning, analyzing, evaluating, and the ability to interpret what is seen and/or heard, or to link information from one issue to the next.
Constant computer usage including typing and/or eye strain.
Significant repetitive arm, wrist, hand and finger motions -- making repetitive movements (e.g. key boarding, filing, data entry).
Constant phone usage; headsets may be required.
may be required between work sites and/or out of area.
Moderate amount of time spent working in a loud office environment with frequent interruptions/distractions.
Constant sedentary work (desk bound or seated).
Constant reading is required via computer screen and/or bound printed materials.
As a government contractor, this position requires U. S. citizenship and proof of favorable adjudication following submission of Department of Defense form SF86 or higher security
Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Health Net, Inc. supports a drug-free work environment and requires pre-employment background and drug screening.
Health Net and its subsidiaries are an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D.