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6560 Fannin St., Scurlock Tower, Suite 220
8a - 5 p
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
Under the supervision of the project manager, this position is responsible for the documentation and tracking of assigned projects in the areas of budget, issues management, schedule, and project scope. These projects will include new construction, renovations, remodels, and other projects as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Creates and maintains project files that document a project from inception through closeout and archiving. Files will include, but are not limited to, business plans, scope documentation, budgets, licensure applications, certifications, permits, change order requests, change orders, proposals, invoices, purchase requisitions, pay applications, schedules, minutes, and closeout documents. Maintains a file status report.
2. Tracks, documents, and assists in budget management through the use of computerized budget models and the reconciling of purchase requisitions and invoices with The Methodist Hospital (TMH) finance department.
3. Assists in the evaluation and tracking of all project-related documents including, but not limited to, Contracts, RFIs, Proposal Requests, Change Orders, testing and inspection reports, lien notices, purchase requisitions and contractor pay applications.
4. Interacts positively with facility services, administration, medical staff members, department managers, vendors, and outside regulatory agencies to promote successful completion and documentation of projects.
5. Assists the project manager with monitoring and managing the impact of construction within the facility.
6. Assists with ensuring JCAHO, safety and code compliance is achieved on all projects. Assures contractors' and vendors' work is compliant with all regulatory requirements and TMH safety policies and procedures.
7. Maintains and contributes to a safe work environment. Adheres to all safety policies, procedures, and practices, including the wearing of protective clothing and gear when appropriate. Reports accidents immediately and corrects or reports safety hazards.
8. Models the behaviors embodied in ICARE values. As a member of the FMS department, takes responsibility for constructively resolving problems. Participates in open communication and teamwork activities. Delivers on commitments in a high quality and timely fashion. Demonstrates pride in the organization.
9. Consistent with the ICARE values and the expectations of a professional team member, perform other duties as requested or assigned.
This position requires a level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field. Degree in a construction related field and experience with healthcare construction projects is preferred.
Skill level typically achieved with three years of experience assisting with construction project management with extensive knowledge of construction and budgetary processes. Requires effective verbal and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills and a tolerance for a multi-task, and deadline-oriented environment. Must have highly developed interpersonal and team-building skills, that demonstrate behaviors consistent with TMH core behaviors. Must be able to work effectively with limited supervision.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED None
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Strong analytical skills to develop and manage business practices. Policies and procedures
2. The job requires significant autonomous decision making. Assignments are received in the form of results expected, but the project assistant must have judgment when developing the appropriate procedures.
3. Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, for management meetings and preparation of reports.
4. A high level of interpersonal skills is required to develop relationships with colleagues, gain the cooperation of others, and communicate effectively regarding complex information
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Methodist is firmly bound. Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Methodist on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic information or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran .