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Swedish Health Services Program Manager - Chief Nursing Administration - First Hill in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for Program Manager (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Chief Nursing Administration at Swedish First Hill Seattle, WA.

Oversees the scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of organizational programs. Aids with proposal development, contract negotiation, and contract compliance. Ensures that master plans and schedules are followed, develops solutions to program challenges, and directs others for the successful completion of the project on time and on budget. Routinely provides supervision of a project or multiple projects to achieve a corporate vision; performing liaison activities with upper management and stakeholders. Responsible for governance, which involves working with the overarching structure, processes and procedures to accomplish objectives, which include metrics of success and deliverables. Responsible for alignment, which entails top-down vision, goals and objectives from business strategy flowing through to the successful completion of projects from program objectives. Responsible for assurance, which includes performing checks and balances for compliance with standards and vision alignment. Minimizes exposure and risk across multiple projects. Performs regular reviews to check for accountability and successful management of project, stakeholders and suppliers; addressing issues as appropriate. Accountable for the integration of components for best fit for program success and optimization of performance; tracking program component costs with overall program administration costs. Responsible for the overall infrastructure which entails resource allocation for successful completion of program objectives. Responsible for developing the plan to orchestrate projects, resources, timescales, monitoring and control. Performs ongoing performance assessment, research and development of new capabilities, and systematically applying knowledge for program success. Confronts issues openly and quickly. Anticipates client's needs and proposes alternative solutions. Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships. Tactfully communicates sensitive information. Challenges others to develop as leaders.

In this position you will:

  • Build effective partnerships with key business and organizational leaders, users and vendors.

  • Document, present, and obtain approval of project requirements, goals, objectives, plans, and schedules and that includes the following: testing plans, baseline measurement, outcome goals, project budget, budget tracking methodology, risk assessment and change management process.

  • Administer, communicate, and implement the project plans consistent with organization expectations, timeframes and budgetary guidelines.

  • Facilitate and collaborate with end-users to achieve project goals within timeframes and budget.

  • Ensure closure of unresolved or unclear issues by collaboration and/or escalation with project team members and communicate findings and recommendation to decision-makers through presentations and status meetings.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Business, information systems, or related field.

  • 4 years Experience in a similar role in a comparable or larger institution.

  • 5 years Experience in project management preferably within a healthcare setting.

  • Experienced in all areas of project management including multiple project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, staffing, communications, risk, and procurement and have experience in managing multiple related projects to achieve identified project portfolio objectives.

  • Prior experience in an increasingly responsible, large, complex project management role(s) in comparable or larger institutions may be substituted for the educational requirement.

  • Experience in financial business management and strategic development.

  • Demonstrated track record and successful ability to work with upper management and key stakeholders in a collaborative manner.

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

  • Assertive and creative in problem solving, self directed and able to work under pressure and continuing change.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally, as well as to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, public, and client’s staff members.

  • Ability to independently plan and organize to meet long term (6 months – 1 year) scheduling and logistical needs.

  • Demonstrated PC skills, i.e. proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

  • Must be flexible and willing to take on increasing responsibility.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a high volume environment while maintaining high quality standards.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, vendors, and other staff members.

  • Capable of managing highly confidential information.

  • PMI certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree Business, information systems, or related field.

About Swedish Shared Services.

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Project & Program Management (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 2 (WA143) 600 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 303829