Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.
Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Part Time Pipeline Project Manager to join our WPMG HQ team in Renton, Washington. This is a temporary position through the end of 2021.
Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is committed to a future healthcare workforce that reflects the population we serve. We have the following assumptions for this transformation: WPMG can only reduce structural racism in access to advanced healthcare careers through partnerships with communities most impacted by racial workforce inequities; community organizing is a critical strategy for leadership development; workforce diversity requires sustained, long-term investment in evidence-based strategies. Furthermore, our efforts must focus on leadership careers in healthcare, such as research, public health practice, and advanced clinical careers, such as mental health, medicine, nurse midwifery, optometry, and physician assistance.
The role of the Healthcare Careers Pathways (HCP) Project Manager is to ensure WPMG translates this intention into measurable impact. This work is highly adaptive in the degree to which new solutions are being co-designed to solve the lack of under-represented minorities healthcare leaders.
The successful candidate will do so through: -Co-development and management of WPMG programs related to increasing under-represented minorities in medicine and related healthcare leadership professions, including clinical shadowing, mentoring, research and work internships. -Co-development and support of healthcare career pathway programs in conjunction with community stakeholders, including development of K-12 health sciences curricula and career exposure programs, seminars, workshops and conferences. -Collaborating with stakeholders within WPMG to promote a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity through participation in efforts to support under-represented minority (URM) students in healthcare. -Working externally to co-develop a health care ecosystem backbone organization: a novel, regional, community-based, BIPOC-led collaboration that will bridge and magnify existing and emerging pipeline programs.
Project management expertise, commitment to equity and expertise working with communities highly impacted by healthcare inequities are key attributes of this role, which may eventually grow in scope and level of responsibility.
Responsibility Description *Project management support for: WPMG Advisory Council, Strategy Consultants, and Ecosystem Healthcare Leaders. *Build trusting relationships with students and professionals of color within 100% BIPOC-led community organization. *Regular reporting of progress to date made by various programs. *Co-design and supervise processes and workflows to student clinical exposure programs, such as internships, shadowing, panels programs. *Co-design and implement training programs for mentors and mentees on creating effective mentoring relationships. *Mentor ship support: screen potential mentors; oversee mentor/mentee matching process, address any concerns about mentor conduct or conflict, and provide regular mentor education & support *Establish metrics *Conduct program evaluations *Monitor annual budget *Oversee communication, record, and documentation systems *Provide ongoing program oversight including monitoring student experience *Manage preceptor/student matching process *Meet WPMG compliance and code of conduct standards. *Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILL Continuous Improvement Maintains and fosters skills necessary to perform job functions over time. Continually looks for ways to improve processes, fosters innovation and learning. Looks for and implements Lean practices related to current job functions. Encourages innovation, respectfully listens to and acknowledges ideas of others. Required
Accountability Is on time and keeps commitments. Consistently manages assigned workload. Manages priorities effectively. Uses time efficiently. Engages fully in work, takes immediate and independent action when needed. Acknowledges mistakes and seeks help when needed. Sets own priorities, regularly completing work on schedule Anticipates problems, proactively addresses issues. Focuses on solutions rather than problems. Required
Relationships Builds productive rapport with employees at all levels within and outside the department. Treats others with fairness, dignity, and respect. Accepts suggestions and feedback in a cooperative and positive manner. Works collaboratively with team members and others to achieve identified goals and objectives. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with both external and internal customers. Interacts with others in a helpful and informative manner. Capable of resolving conflict. Required
Expertise Knows the priorities of the department and a commitment to equity work. Demonstrates proficiency in the duties and responsibilities of the job. Shares expertise with others and acts as a spokesperson on behalf of the functional area. Reviews facts and data, using sound judgment, to arrive at the most effective solution. Continually looks for ways to improve processes, foster innovation and effect culture change. Required
Service Excellence Understands and responds promptly and courteously to customer needs and expectations. Follows through to see if customer needs were met and keeps them informed of status. Timely when responding to voicemail, e-mail and interoffice communications. Expresses ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing. Encourages, respectfully listens to and acknowledges diverse points of view. Treats all customers with courtesy and respect. We are professionals serving professionals. Required
OTHER SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED * Highly organized and ability to manage multiple projects. * Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs and project management software. * Demonstrated competency and experience in analysis and project management, attention to detail critical. * Ability to build trust and work with diverse teams and articulate the values of diversity in an organization. * Organizational skills including ability to multi-task, lead projects and meet deadlines. * Knowledge and experience with data systems, data collection and analysis. * Ability to recognize and solve problems. * Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and technical). * Commitment to racial justice
PREFERRED * Knowledge and experience with project management software. * Knowledge and experience with data systems, data collection and analysis. * Strategic communication experience and change management, e.g. planning, writing and deploying. * Experience with educational programs for under-represented minority students * Financial planning * Grant-writing * Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and understanding of US institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias
Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. 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.