Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Project Manager, Health Informatics Innovation in New York, New York

Project Manager, Health Informatics Innovation

Job Posting Number: 18938

Information Technology

New York,NY

April 16, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

MSK is seeking a Project Manager to join the Health Informatics Innovation Team in the Division of Health Informatics (DHI). DHI focuses on the interaction of people, processes, and technology to support the exceptional patient care delivered at MSK. We manage a suite of clinical information systems including the electronic health record, ancillary systems and tools that enable decision support, health information exchange and knowledge management.

Within the Division, our Health Informatics Innovation Team studies technology trends in healthcare and other industries and identifies opportunities for new tech to improve cancer care. We prototype and test new tools in our lab environment, conduct usability and user experience testing, and then deploy and scale our solutions in close collaboration with our world-renowned clinicians and IT colleagues.

As a Project Manager on the Innovation Team , you will play an essential role in determining how technology is used at MSK to make our clinicians more efficient and effective, and to help our patients along their oncology care journey. Specifically,

You will:

  • Manage multiple, concurrent informatics innovation projects with moderate to high complexity

  • Communicate and partner with key collaborators, including administrative/clinical/operational leaders, in departments across MSK to drive your assigned projects and ensure delivery of results

  • Design and implement a plan for completing projects to deliver results; manage priorities and resource allocation, monitor progress and performance against the project plan, and take action to ensure the project stays on track

  • Identify, develop, and gather the resources to complete the project which may include facilitating alignment on the project charter, determining project metrics, determining resource types/expertise to staff the project, preparing designs and work specifications, developing project action schedules, and assisting with the selection of materials, equipment, project staff, and external contractors as needed

  • Plan, organize and lead meetings with stakeholders throughout the project life cycle

You Are:

  • Motivated by the idea of improving the lives of patients with cancer and supporting the work of those who provide their care

  • Knowledgeable in both the theoretical and practical aspects of project management methodology; comfortable leading the timely and successful completion of multiple, complex projects

  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments

  • Able to develop relationships at all levels throughout the organization and skilled at consensus building, conflict resolution and negotiation

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding

  • A thoughtful decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward, while knowing when to ask for help when needed

  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information, resilient in recovering from setbacks, and skilled at finding detours around obstacles

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a Healthcare-related field (or equivalent experience); Formal project management training and/or Master’s Degree preferred especially in Biomedical Informatics

  • 4-7 years of experience working with clinical information systems in a complex, multi-departmental healthcare environment, preferably performing clinical system implementations or supporting clinical systems users


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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