The Senior Consultant is responsible for developing, organizing and facilitating large cross-functional projects to support Cedars-Sinai's strategic direction. The Senior Consultant will independently plan and effectively manage all aspects of projects or sub-projects of the larger program, including but not limited to; leading, project planning, tracking, reporting and managing any necessary vendor relationships as appropriate while maintaining program endeavors that support the strategic goals of the program and the broader organization. The Senior Consultant will support leadership in day-to-day program operations and administrative activities. The Senior Consultant will serve and protect the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements and accrediting bodies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and manages the overall program portfolio. Develops approach, objectives, and key deliverables; identifies and tracks key measures of success. Develops comprehensive plan incorporating deliverables, resource needs, milestones, accountabilities, communication plan, and time lines. Provides regular status updates to ensure deliverables are on track and all company standards are followed
Contributes to the strategic planning, design, development and implementation of program objectives, procedures, processes and standards.
Oversees and manages program and support leadership in day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.
Serves as primary resource for data reporting, data analysis, and data interpretation to key stakeholders and senior leadership with summarized trends and progress to goals on standard cadence. Researches and analyzes data from internal and external sources.
Drives complex project management through effective management of budget, schedule, scope, quality, issue and risk. Accountable for project communications, milestone tracking, resource planning, financials, risk assessment, contingency planning, escalation, and resolution of critical issues to project sponsor/owners.
Works effectively with business partners, vendors and staff to develop the program and ensure agreement/adoption of program objectives/deliverables by affected constituencies through proactive communication and dynamic partnerships. Works to identify cross-organizational interdependencies and ensure appropriate integration. Effectively manages client expectations and resource requirements to ensure ownership and success.
Aligns and leads cross-organizational resources. Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet program objectives. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion of the program.
Interfaces with other departments and leaders across the organization and other partners in the administration of the program. Identifies and defines any logistics, action items, or information needed to maintain operations.
Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives.
Interfaces with internal/external stakeholders to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as relationship building and maintenance.
Prepares and manages program fiscal budgets and financials in conjunction with leadership.
Creates and fosters collaborative and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, customers, agencies/organizations.
Develops and implements any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree; Healthcare Leadership/Management, Business or related field - mandatory
Project Management Professional (PMP) Project Management Professional Certification - preferred
Must possess the physical ability and perceptive acuity to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions