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Director, Program & Performance Management Office

UC Irvine Health
Orange, California


Director, Program & Performance Management Officer (PM0)

UC Irvine Health

Company Background

UC Irvine Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UC Irvine Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange (UCIMS), California. Ranked number one in Orange County, it is the primary teaching location for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UC Irvine. The School of Medicine educates more than 400 medical students and trains more than 600 residents and fellows at UC Irvine Medical Center and affiliated institutions each year.

UC Irvine Medical Center is a 417-bed acute care hospital providing tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. Ranked number one in Orange County, it is the primary teaching location for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UC Irvine Medical Center employs approximately 4,800 staff members and admits more than 19,000 patients annually. As the only university-based care provider in Orange County, their multifaceted organization is dedicated to the discovery of new medical frontiers, to the teaching of future healers, and to the delivery of the finest evidence-based care

Key Responsibilities:

The Director, Program & Perform Management Officer (PMO) will report to the Chief Operating and Financial Officers of UCIMC and will direct and oversee the PPMO, including execution of key enterprise initiatives to improve operational systems and productivity that will improve organizational and clinical performance and reduce overall operating expenses throughout the health system. The Director will mentor project leaders to improve processes, procedures and standards based on program’s needs. He/she will be responsible for developing champions for key projects, assuring sufficient involvement by appropriate stakeholders and delivering projects on time and on budget. Additionally, the Director will utilize the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Lean Six Sigma methodologies, as well as internal and external best practices to accomplish organizational goals. This role will determine the most effective utilization of team members and improvement initiatives for maximum organizational impact.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Effectively interfaces with key stakeholders and senior leadership to ensure all active projects continuously align with organizational strategic direction.



  • Provides effective leadership for development and implementation of enterprise initiatives. Develops detailed project timelines, action steps, and project budgets for decision making by senior leadership. Effectively implements project plans, providing appropriate evaluation and reporting on project status at periodic stages of progress and upon completion.


  • Serves as a coach and role model for staff and colleagues creating a work environment that fosters respect and positive morale and strong employee engagement. Effectively allocates and evaluates department work, recommends appropriate staffing levels, and provides leadership and follow through to ensure that unit services are delivered in a timely, efficient manner. Delegates appropriately providing adequate direction and follow-up. Provides effective human resources management including hiring, firing, training, performance feedback/evaluations and corrective action.

 Professional Experience and Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field and 10+ years of project management experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or Public Health.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or PgMP Certification.
  • Certified in Change Management (preferred).
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification (preferred).



  • Five or more years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Project management experience in a hospital or healthcare organization.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively work with key stakeholders to successfully understand and deliver desired outcomes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Effective report writing, presentation skills, and written and verbal communication skills in English to a broad and diverse audience.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly develop credibility with various/all constituencies.
  • Understanding and experience in the use of tools for process improvement to include Lean Six Sigma, change management and other improvement techniques.



  • An aggressive compensation package, including outstanding benefits and relocation assistance, is offered.




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