Project Manager
Job Details
Administrative Office - Tigard, OR
Optional Work from Home
Full Time

Who We Are:

Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctors office is only one factor in a persons overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.

NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title: Project Manager 1

Reports To: Director of Supply Chain and Support Services

Classification: Full Time, Exempt


This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Supply Chain and Support Services in the administration and oversight of assigned projects. Project management will encompass the total span of projects from inception/idea to completion and follow up. Assigned projects may vary. There will be a prioritization of projects relating to supply chain functions, and new construction of clinics with a strong emphasis on the medical home concept. A successful candidate will be able to manage people and processes in a federally regulated business environment to reach successful outcomes.

Essential Job Duties

  • Manage cross-departmental projects that have high strategic importance to the business, including:
    • Defining project scope;
    • Defining and managing responsible parties, plans, and timelines;
    • Managing project integrations;
    • With the aide of the Director of Supply Chain and Support Services project budgets and expenses
    • Management of communication processes to ensure that processes are applied and followed; and
    • Ensuring continuous improvement of the communication stream and application of any newly adopted standards.
    • Develop and drive a culture of project management and accountability for assigned projects.
    • Promote and integrate the use of continuous improvement techniques into projects as opportunities arise.
    • Utilize industry-accepted tools and techniques for managing projects to completion.
    • Perform other duties as assigned, including support of supply chain functions in periods of downtime for priority new clinic builds.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3 + years of experience in administrative, healthcare, or related field preferred
  • 3 + years of project management preferred
  • Lean or Lean Six Sigma experience and/or certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

  • Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA policies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful management of people in projects with the abilities to:
    • Manage conflict
    • Lead a team
    • Support team performance
    • Empower team members and stakeholders
    • In collaboration with the Director of Supply Chain and Support Services builds teams
    • In collaboration with the Director of Supply Chain and Support Services, address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
      • Collaborate with stakeholders
      • Build shared understanding of need amongst team members
      • Engage and support virtual teams
      • Define team ground rules
      • Mentor relevant stakeholders
      • Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence
    • Successful management of process with the abilities to:
      • Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
      • Manage communications
      • Assess and manage risks
      • Engage stakeholders
      • In collaboration with Director of Supply Chain and Support services, plan and manage budget and resources
      • Plan and manage schedule
      • Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
      • Plan and manage scope
      • Integrate project planning activities
      • Manage project changes
      • Manage project artifacts
      • In collaboration with Director of Supply Chain and Support Services, determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
      • Manage project issues
      • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
      • Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
    • Reliable transportation and valid Oregon Drivers License is Required.
    • Work Environment
  • This position is typically with a 40-hour per week, with hours that may vary. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud based on patient volume. As a result of high patient volume, this position experiences stressors that come along with a fast-paced environment. Must be able to travel during the workday and/or cover at other locations as needed.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee must frequently:

  • Lift, move, push or pull objects/equipment/supplies weighing approximately 20-25 pounds up to 40-50 pounds
  • Use full range of body motion; walk swiftly, stand, move, stoop, reach with hands and arms and bend.
  • Sit for extended periods of time or stand and move for extended periods of time.
  • Use sufficient manual dexterity to safely perform various skills and techniques or manipulate equipment.
  • See minor details from a distance, and differentiate between colors, shades, brightness textures and depth.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects tools or controls.
  • Repeat the same movements when entering data.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Hear and understand the speech of another person.
  • Read from a computer screen for extended periods of time.