Associate Project Manager

  • HCA
  • Henderson, NV, USA
  • Jun 27, 2019
Project Management | Project Manager | Project Coordinator

Job Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

WHY HCA Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare a Fortune 100 company with more than 200,000 employees, is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, operating over 170 locally managed hospitals and over 100 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses more than 27 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. HCA Healthcare has been named one of the world's most ethical companies for nine years in a row. At HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.


Under direct supervision, HCA Healthcare ITG Associate Project Managers are responsible for oversight of small projects or phases of a larger project. The Associate PM will work with their manager or more senior Project managers to accomplish the normal PM tasks of: planning, execution, scheduling, definition of product functionality, and cost/budget development and tracking.
Associate Project Managers would coordinate the activities of the project team, but may receive managerial assistance in identifying and building that team.
Associate Project Managers would build project Plans under the supervision of a Sr PM or manager.

In working with Business Owners, ITG Product Owners, and Solution Leaders the Associate Project Manager would be supported and guided in that communication by a manager or more senior PM. The work would be similar to a PM: to define a project's objectives and scope; work across the ITG organization to acquire resources and form project teams; estimate project schedule and costs; manage the work of team members and third-party contractors, consultants, and vendors, to deliver IT products according to plan, schedule, and budget. However, projects would be exected with clear oversight by management or a Sr. PM and Projects should be of small or limited scope.

The Associate Project Manager position is an entry point into Project Management and typically the Associate PM will be working closely with a more senior person, perhaps overseeing a subproject or a project within a program.

  • With managerial oversight, on projects of less complexity: Works to plan, schedule, budget, and track work related to projects aimed at the delivery of IT products and services to HCA Healthcare business units.
  • With managerial oversight, on projects of less complexity: Supports the development of labor estimates, cost estimates, schedules, milestones, deliverables, and overall plans for projects. Develops and maintains project plan and schedule in Microsoft Project and Clarity.
  • With managerial oversight, on projects of less complexity: Organizes project work into manageable groups (project phases and work breakdown and sequencing of work). Prepares project task assignments and worksheets.
  • May assist the Solution Leader in Clarity tasks around getting the project started.
  • Ensures that charter and other deliverables and documents are produced and approved as required. Stores documents and deliverables in appropriate repository.
  • Assists the management team and other senior PMs to develop contingency plans, identifies issues and tracks them to completion, including maintaining risk and issue logs and tracking/reporting their status.
  • Tracks project dependencies, interdependencies with other projects and existing products, and critical path items.
  • Monitors overall project progress and updates plans accordingly. Tracks financial performance of the project, including actual budget tracking for labor hours and dollars, operating costs, and capital costs.
  • Writes project status reports on required schedules including progress updates and status of all issues. Distributes status reporting as required - on schedule and adapts their frequency and content to the needs of the business as well as ITG requirements.
  • Coordinates the Project post-closure review and works with the project team to document lesson learned in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements. Completes project closure documentation and updates relevant tools and repositories.
  • Preparation and conducting of meetings and other project-related communications.
  • With managerial oversight, on projects of less complexity: Directly plans and manages projects, including the project's planning, execution, scheduling, budget development, and tracking.
  • Supports the communication of a clear vision of the project's objectives.
  • Works within the framework of HCA Healthcare ITG project management methodology and HCA Healthcare governance requirements.

  • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.

  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Education or equivalent experience in the field of IT with a preference to Project Management specifically.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with project management software, such as MS Project, Workbench, and CA Clarity.
  • Competent and proficient understanding of IT project requirements.
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work as part of a team - leading when there is an opportunity.
  • A sense of responsibility and accountability - someone who takes ownership and initiative.
  • Mission Motivated - intent on making positive difference through our work. Puts team over self.
  • Respect for diversity of experience, characteristics, viewpoints, and opinions.
  • Results - oriented with an eye toward the end-goal and business results as the objective of our projects.
  • The ability to think and act; decisiveness, assertiveness, with the ability to achieve results quickly.
  • Excellent Communication capability; persuasive, encouraging, motivating, and inspiring; the ability to listen and understand.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • A willingness to take appropriate risks in order to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to handle ambiguity and sometimes changing priorities.
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude; customer service orientation.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of resources, including upper management, clients, and other departments; the ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies, methods, and processes