Project Manager, Innovation and Improvement (Remote) at OCHIN INC in Portland, Oregon

Posted in Information Technology 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


OCHIN is a rapidly growing national nonprofit health IT organization with two decades of experience transforming health care delivery to drive health equity. We are hiring for a number of new positions to meet increasing demand. When you choose to join OCHIN, you have the opportunity to continuously grow your skills and do meaningful work to help fulfill our mission.

OCHIN provides leading-edge technology, data analytics, research, and support services to more than 500 community health care sites, reaching nearly 6 million patients nationally. We believe that every individual, no matter their race, ethnicity, background, or zip code, should have fair opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Our work addresses differences in health that are systemic, avoidable, and unjust. We partner, learn, innovate, and advocate, in order to close the gap in health for individuals and communities negatively impacted by racism or other structural inequities.

At OCHIN, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of every individual and work hard to maintain a culture of belonging.

Founded in Oregon in 2000, OCHIN employs a growing virtual workforce of more than 500 diverse professionals, working remotely across 40+ states. We offer a generous compensation package and are committed to supporting our employees’ entire well-being by fostering a healthy work-life balance and equitable opportunity for professional advancement. We are curious, collaborative learners who strive to live our values everyday: leadership, collaboration, excellence, innovation, inclusion, and stewardship. OCHIN is excited to support our continued national expansion and the increasing demand for our innovative tools and services by welcoming new talent to our growing team.

Position Overview

The Innovation and Improvement Project Manager supports the mission of OCHIN by providing project leadership for any assigned project, small or large, including third party vendor implementation, Epic enhancements, and internal technical projects. Project Managers scope, plan, oversee and document all aspects of multiple concurrent projects with varying degrees of complexity within the organization.  This role regularly consults with upper management and executive sponsors to ensure the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, collaborating across the organization for support. Project Managers work closely with project champions and owners to achieve successful project execution and assist with resource management of cross-functional teams.

Essential Duties

  • Scoping and requirements gathering for assigned projects

  • Building, managing, and organizing appropriate project plans for any assigned projects

  • Developing, maintaining, and revising all project materials

  • Track progress of projects and ensure all milestones and timelines are met, quickly identifying and escalating any risks to meeting these milestones and timelines

  • Collaborating with and supporting project sponsors and other stakeholders on project management strategy, timeframes, and specific outcomes to be achieved

  • Identifying relevant stakeholders and building communication strategies to ensure project deliverables are on time, within budget, and meet desired outcome metrics

  • Identifying, escalating, and mitigating project risks and issues, communicating project status, and negotiating changes in project scope, resources, or timeline to ensure that the project sponsor and the partner or member are satisfied with project results

  • Providing coordination among multiple parties who may be participating in technical projects (vendors, OCHIN, members, and external partners)

  • Employing change management strategies and tactics

  • Working closely with project sponsors, OCHIN management, and other stakeholders to ensure that projects and project tactics align with OCHIN’s strategic goals

  • Providing excellent customer service to members and to other external and internal project stakeholders

  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining organizational project management methodology and procedures

  • Collaborate on process improvements within team and participate in process improvement efforts

  • Participate in process improvement efforts

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Healthcare, Health Informatics preferred) or a combination of college education and 5-7 years of relevant experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in complex project management, preferably in a healthcare and/or IT setting, including 2,000+ hours leading and managing projects

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required

  • Certification in agile, scrum, waterfall, lean or other methodologies preferred

  • Must have technical aptitude to fully understand and gain the necessary knowledge required to effectively collaborate with members

  • Proficiency in Smartsheet, Microsoft Project or similar system preferred

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills

  • Proven success in internal and external communication and relationship management with all levels of expertise from administrative to executive

  • For this fully remote position, ideal candidate will have experience working with fully remote project teams and leading projects to successful completion

  • Technical aptitude to fully understand and gain the necessary knowledge required to effectively collaborate with members and team members on any project assigned

  • Strong potential for self-direction/self-management skills with the ability to work independently and effectively as a sole contributor and as part of a team

Work Location and Travel Requirements

  • This position is 100% remote.  Work from home requirements are:

    • Ability to work independently and efficiently from a home office environment.

    • High Speed Internet Service.

    • It is a requirement that employees work in a distraction free workplace.

  • Travel may be required based on business requirements for OCHIN Go-Live events, once travel restrictions are lifted, 1-2 trips per year.

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits. See our website for details:

Equal Opportunity Statement

OCHIN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills for the benefit of our staff, our mission, and the communities we serve.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, OCHIN, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital or civil union status, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics. All aspects of employment are based on merit, performance, and business needs.


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