University of Rochester Project Manager in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Program Administrators


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

The Project Manager position will represent the DSRIP Program and other assigned Programs across the UR Medicine enterprise and its partners, providing project management to internal project teams. The DSRIP Program Office is located within the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and organizes the work done by all UR Medicine locations and affiliates for the Regional DSRIP initiative and other Programs as assigned. The goal of the Program Office and this role is to support the development of health care system reform as it relates to the design, implementation and reporting of clinical and care management programs developed.

Reporting to the program’s Administrative Director, this role requires a developed understanding of clinical and administrative processes, an ability to manage multi-faceted projects across a variety of settings, departments, and programs, experience with program development and implementation, and building consensus across multiple stakeholders in an academic medical center setting. This position also requires analytical abilities to support identification, implementation and ongoing evaluation of programmatic areas of opportunity. The Project Manager oversees project teams and works with them to develop and execute program initiatives based upon identified and emerging needs. The Project Manager is also responsible for producing reports and presentations for various audiences at the team level, URMC executive level and across the organization. This role will build and maintain interdepartmental relationships and work collaboratively to plan and execute institution-wide policies and activities related to Medicaid system delivery reform. The project manager will provide direction and motivation to faculty and staff in setting and achieving project milestones within tight deadlines.


Under general direction and with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative:

  1. Leadership: Manages multidisciplinary project teams comprised of clinicians, administrators and operational support staff. Oversees and advises the development, implementation, and evaluation of designated projects related to the DSRIP Program and other assigned Programs. Collaborates across project teams and with other organizational work groups, committees and councils. Stays abreast of industry trends and maintains knowledge of professional practice changes through participation in professional organizations.
  2. Project Management: Formulates and prepares project plans with activities, dependencies, timeframes, resource requirements, milestones and deliverables. Monitors progress of project activities, insures all critical implementation criteria are met and provides status reports to Program leadership and fellow team members. With a data-driven approach, spearheads the development of appropriate project metrics and outcomes during the design phase of new clinical and operational projects.
  3. Analysis and Evaluation: On a regular and ongoing basis, analyzes and interprets program information, identifying key drivers and underlying issues, performs appropriate in-depth queries and summarizes and presents findings and opportunities to achieve specified project goals. Prepares reports and presentations backed by data, financial analyses and evidence-based methods when applicable. Work requires both independent and team-based design and completion of analyses. Provides project evaluations pertaining to financial, utilization and clinical objectives. Quantifies patient and financial impact of clinical initiatives at the project level and across the health system.
  4. Communication: Develops and executes a project communication plan ensuring clear and effective communication to and across project teams. Informs larger communication plan to engage secondary health system stakeholders and the enterprise as a whole. Maintains continuous feedback loop between projects and Program Office. Troubleshoots breakdowns in communication in a timely manner as issues arise.
  5. Relationship Building: Externally, serves as a liaison between UR team members and Finger Lakes Performing Provider System in the planning and implementation of assigned projects and provides resolution in the case of operational issues/problems. Internally, values contributions of team members and works to uphold a team culture that is supportive and celebrates each other’s accomplishments.
  6. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, or a related field; 3-5 years of healthcare management level experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge of Project Management concepts and principles required; Graduate degree in Business, Public Health, or Health Administration preferred.

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Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 212276

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time