Henry Ford Health System Project Manager- Henry Ford Medical Group (Detroit) in Detroit, Michigan

General Summary:

Under minimal supervision of an executive, performs and/or manages project work of a generally complex nature aimed at improving operations and performance within HFHS with increasing responsibility for project planning.Budgets and allocates resources for projects within scope of responsibility. Prepares reports and recommendations for management and coordinates implementation whenever possible. 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 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.

The project manager has the following responsibilities:

  • developing and refining project scope, objectives, and work plan recommending and providing input for budget preparation

  • guiding day-to-day activities of the project team facilitating and/or leading meetings and teams supplying periodic project updates to administration preparing project management reports

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

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.


Bachelor's Degree is required.

Master's Degree is preferred.

A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience is required.

Lean Six Sigma Certification strongly preferred.

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

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.

Project management experience strongly preferred.

Project management certification strongly preferred.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits 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 access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. 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.