Senior Health Care IT Project Manager

Health Quest - Poughkeepsie, NY3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
Health Quest was formed through an affiliation of four hospitals: Northern Dutchess Hospital (Rhinebeck, NY), Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY), Sharon Hospital (Sharon, CT) and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY). Health Quest also includes affiliated healthcare providers Health Quest Medical Practice and The Heart Center. Together, these hospitals and healthcare providers have devoted themselves to the development of clinical specialties and medical programs and services.

We also count among our partners long-term care facilities, a free-standing radiation oncology center, urgent care centers, a multi-specialty medical practice and a home care service.


The Health Care IT Project Manager III leverages the Health Quest IT Project Management methodology
to deliver large, complex projects within scope, schedule, and cost criteria. This position partners with
Project Sponsors to design, plan, and manage cross-functional teams to a clearly-defined set of common
goals. Projects include but are not limited to new application roll-outs, system upgrades, infrastructure
enhancements, and optimization initiatives in both clinical and non-clinical environments. The Health Care IT Project Manager III manages the entire project lifecycle from initiation through to transition to operations (project closure).

The Health Care IT Project Manager III partners with Executives, Project Sponsors and Functional Managers to
lead a group of IT system administrators, educators, vendors, consultants, and operational stakeholders
for the duration of the related project. Relies on experience, mature judgment and established standards
to plan and achieve goals. The Health Care IT Project Manager III has mastered the discipline of project management in a healthcare setting, provides mentoring to the HQIT Project Management team, and support to IT Program Managers.

  • Bachelors degree required – preferably in Healthcare, Management, Business, or Information
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma, SLDC, or Agile certification required (or
ability to obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • REQUIRES Four (4) to Six (6) years of experience managing projects or leading initiatives in health information
technology or general healthcare REQUIRED
  • Willingness to pursue ongoing education / professional development and bring knowledge gained
back to the IT PMO team

REQUIRES: Background in hospital or other large-scale health system REQUIRED

Preferred Experience:
o Managing staff in a matrix-environment
o Experience in a consultative role with an implementation service organization

License, Affiliation, or Certification Requirements:
PMI (PMP, PgMP), HIMMS, CISSP, AHIMA affiliations preferred (must be able to obtain a PMP
credential within 6 months of employment)