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Providence Senior Project Manager, Mental Health Strategy, Clinical Program Services in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Senior Project Manager, Mental Health Strategy, Clinical Program Services to our location in Portland, OR or WA, CA, MT and AK.

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager, Mental Health Strategy, Clinical Program Services who will provide project management support for the Providence Behavioral Health Leadership Council (PBHLC), composed of clinical and administrative executives throughout the system aligned around expanding access to MH services, caring for caregivers and partnering with our communities to advance youth mental health & resilience.

A challenging and varied position, the ideal candidate will have a strong record of project management and improvement theory. He or she will work closely with PBHLC leaders and key regional clinical teams across all seven regions of the enterprise, to identify improvement project opportunities and act in a consulting capacity to structure, support and manage the portfolio of improvement projects from inception to completion.

The Senior Project Manager will be expected to perform duties in a manner that promotes project team success and reflects the Providence St. Joseph mission, philosophy, and core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. In all aspects, he/she will serve as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Accountable for managing multiple improvement projects simultaneously, to identify and achieve specified objectives on time.

  • Works closely with the Director, Vice President MH Strategy, COO Clinical Program Services, Focus Group Co-Chairs, facility medical & administrative directors to define priorities and manage progress of clinical improvement projects, aligned with the PBHLC strategy.

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with a broad customer base and gains their trust and respect.

  • Manages detailed project plans for clinical improvement, maintains project documentation, including meeting agendas & summaries, project work plans, and other artifacts supporting the work of the portfolio.

  • Works closely with other support staff, i.e. clinical analytics, pharmacy, finance, population health, and others, to ensure all needs/issues are communicated.

  • Escalates issues as needed for additional input and resolution.

  • Monitors results/satisfaction to ensure that projects meet expectations and deadlines.

  • Tracks and reports progress weekly to the Program Manager, MHSU CPG and clinical focus group leads.

  • Connects with system-wide peers in Project Management, Change Facilitation, Communication and IS to share tools, lessons learned and best practices.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public health, public administration, planning or a related discipline.

  • 5 years project management track record in managing multiple complex high profile projects simultaneously, and driving towards successful results.

  • Demonstrated success in identifying and leading initiatives in a multi-region or matrixed/divisional, complex organization.

  • Consulting background is also beneficial for experience in a high production, deadline-oriented professional work environment requiring multi-tasking, flexibility, and self-directed work.

  • Willingness and eagerness to engage in clinical quality and process improvement work, and undergo IHI course work, to possibly include some travel.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s level degree in public health, healthcare administration or related discipline.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Project & Program Management (Non-Clinical)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Washington-Renton, Alaska-Anchorage, California-Irvine

Req ID: 294027