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Henry Ford Health System Project Manager - HFMG Administration - Detroit in Detroit, Michigan


Under minimal supervision an Executive Leader, performs and/or manages project work of a generally complex nature aimed at improving operating systems and functions within HFHS , with increasing responsibility for project planning. Budgets and allocates analyst resources for projects within scope of responsibility. Prepares reports and recommendations for management and coordinates implementation whenever possible. May act as a consultant on projects outside of specific assignments. Supervises tasks of support staff relative to assigned projects.


Works independently to manage complex projects involving coordination of multiple participants and teams aimed at improving operating systems and functions within HFHS. Maintains a high level of responsibility for completion of projects within a department, Hospital or Region with strategic implications.

Conducts reviews of Hospital/Medical Group areas on a project basis; acts as a project lead for individual or multi-analyst projects. Prepares project plans including scheduling, costs, personnel matters and other operational concerns.

As a project manager, has the following responsibilities:

  • developing and refining project scope and objectives

  • developing and refining project work plan

  • recommend and provide input for budget preparation

  • guiding day-to-day activities of the project team

  • facilitate and/or lead meetings and teams

  • supplying periodic project updates to hospital administration. preparing project management reports

  • coordinating written and verbal presentations of project findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Conceptualizes ideas, develops work plan, and plan execution into project format. Develops and determines priorities and monitors status of projects on an ongoing basis. Exercises independent judgment and makes difficult decisions.

Works with all levels of the Hospital, Region and System. Conducts interviews with users and performs various data gathering techniques. Fosters teamwork with all involved parties to insure efficient project operations.

Documents current systems and operations. Analyzes client systems, procedures, and operations and identifies opportunities for improvement. Identifies and tests alternative methods and procedures and identifies associated costs and benefits.

Defines requirements to modify existing procedures or develops new system. Assists in the implementation of revised or new methods.

Guides support staff in performing operations analysis and decision support activities. Establishes work schedules and priorities to ensure that work flow is controlled.

Identifies internal staff development needs and opportunities for improvement or enhancement of staff skills.


  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, or a relevant technical/ management field. Master's Degree is preferred.

  • Requires a minimum of four (4) years in Operations Analysis, Management Engineering, Operations management, or a related analytical field in health care or management consulting directed toward process improvement. Previous supervisory and/or consulting experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience in leading quality improvement initiatives/project management is highly desirable.

  • Lean training highly preferred.

  • Significant project management experience and outstanding analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.

  • Ability to apply innovative solutions to problems and familiarity with TQM process is also required.


    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.