MD Anderson Cancer Center Project Manager, Division of Surgery in Houston, Texas

Project Manager, Division of Surgery

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 118293

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary role of this individual is to direct multiple projects that span the Division of Surgery, including clinical, research and educational missions; in doing so, will independently analyze issues, identify solutions, implement solutions in collaboration with partners, monitor results and make changes, as appropriate. This individual will recognize issues and lead performance improvement initiatives to address these issues across the scope of influence. Must have exceptional and creative problem-solving skills, ability to build effective relationships, outstanding written and oral communication skills and the ability to influence others, including persuasive communication and presentation skills.


  • Identifies areas for improvement across scope of influence,analyzes issues quantitatively and qualitatively and recommends/implementssolutions, which requires an understanding of institutional and divisionalpolitics and dynamics and takes accountability for project ownership. Examplesinclude patient charge optimization for the operating room, workflowimprovement, feasibility studies, creation of divisional business plans, policydevelopment, OneConnect workflow improvements, Joint Commission-relatedprojects and research funding management. Works closely with Division ofSurgery departments and Perioperative Services staff to advise on projectsrelated to programmatic analysis and OR scheduling and management.

  • Serves as thecommunications point of contact for divisional projects. Works closelywith Internal Communications to develop communication material as appropriatefor change management and project facilitation. Interacts daily withsurgery departmental leadership, OneConnect teams and Perioperative Services tounderstand and address issues. Determines educational items needing to be sentout from OneConnect, OR Committee and various projects. Works withcommunications manager on newsletters.

  • Performs independentresearch and conducts financial and statistical analysis and business modelingof financial and operational information (i.e., market trends, governmentregulations, etc.).

  • Develops project plansthat identify key issues, problems, approaches, performance metrics andresources required for OR Committee, Block Working Group and DoS Epic Committeeprojects and other related efforts.

  • Identifies data needsand requirements proactively. Assumes responsibility with Division of Surgeryand Clinical Operations management for the integrity of projects throughcoordination, identification of scope and impact, data gathering strategy,effective presentation and assessment of implications to meet productivity,quality and client-satisfaction goals. Works with OneConnect reporting tovalidate and build reports for the Chairs and divisional committees.

  • Facilitates Division ofSurgery committees and short-term task forces to assist in the implementation,communication or development of committee action items. Committeesinclude: Surgery Reimbursement Committee, Division of Surgery ContinuousQuality Improvement Committee, Educational Initiatives Committee, OR Committee,DoS Epic Committee, etc.


Minimum: $81,600 – Midpoint: $102,000 – Maximum: $122,400


Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field.


Required: Five years healthcare experience to include two years project/program management. May substitute required experience with additional years of education on a one to one year basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.