• Project Manager

    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/18/2017 3:31 PM)
    Job ID
    Program Posting
    Regular / Temp
    Regular Full-Time
    Professional Non-Clinical
    Zip Code
    Official Job Title
    Project Manager
  • Overview

    Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?

    VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits. 


    The Project Manager (PM) will plan and manage the delivery of business systems solutions and associated application technical support services in support of business objectives and ongoing operations.  This includes systems and project planning, estimating, execution, tracking, implementation and ongoing support.  The PM will work closely with the functional business groups to define scope, priorities, ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of systems solutions deployed in support of business goals and objectives.  The position will also be responsible for Business Analyst staff development. 


    • Manage and assure the successful implementation of IT and business application projects for all clinical, financial and administrative applications.
    • Coordinate the activities of internal and external resources to best complete the tasks at hand in a timely and cost effective manner.
    • Provide leadership and direction to the Business Analyst and work with application development staff to deliver project deliverables in a timely manner.
    • Manage Technology and consulting vendor/partner relationship, service delivery and overall performance
    • Maintain timely and accurate project plans and documentation for each project.
    • Ensure project team and customer clearly understand project activities/tasks, and that project team and customer understand what is expected of them throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Manage uncertainty, rapid change, and ambiguities in constantly changing business and technical environments.
    • Collect and analyze metrics to measure allocation of resources on projects and determine resource requirements.
    • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and work with the manager to update master schedules and plans as required.
    • Assist all business units with the implementation, optimization and maintenance of the system.
    • Acts as liaison between IT staff, departments and vendors ensuring timely, accurate and cost effective use of time.
    • Plans, organizes, and controls the activities related to the assigned function
    • Continued professional and educational advancement by attending and actively participating in relevant training.
    • Plans, organizes, and controls the activities related to the assigned function
    • Organizes, manages, and directs the work of the employees in the assigned function
    • Oversees the assignment of duties, and responsibilities to employees
    • Observes and evaluates employees and work procedures to ensure quality standards and service are met
    • Mentors, develops and provides on-the-job training to subordinates to strengthen their current performance and prepare them for future advancement
    • Approves personnel actions such as new hire requests and discharges, to ensure proper staffing
    • Provides approval for overtime needs

    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program



    • Minimum 5-9 years of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing projects in various industries (healthcare, logistics, Systems Integration, etc.).
    • Good grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff.
    • Solid understanding of software development life cycle frameworks, such as Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
    • Medium to large project participation experience as a Project Manager.
    • Detail-oriented/meticulous about managing the details of every project and the impact each detail may have on the overall project success.
    • Appropriate critical thinking skills to have ability to weigh the pros and cons of solutions to problems, and make good decisions, before choosing the way forward.
    • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in the human resources function
    • Ability to manage a staff in a positive and productive manner by motivating, developing and managing employees as they work
    • Ability to utilize and administer the disciplinary action process through coaching and counseling to improve performance or terminate employment
    • Ability to communicate tactfully, verbally and in writing with department heads, managers, coworkers and vendors to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions
    • Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within an automated systems as well as a variety of software packages such as PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Word.


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, general sciences, healthcare, business administration or related field from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent required.


      Certification & Licensure:

      Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) a definite plus.

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