Project Leader, ICD 10

Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, MI



Day shift

40 hrs




This is a temporary position thru July 1, 2015.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, or related field.  Masters preferred.


Experience with project management tools and methodology required.


Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing required.


Experience with procedural development required.


Experience with personal computer and software required.


Experience in health care field required, including direct experience with key MHC stakeholder groups such as physicians and executive management.




Under the general supervision of the Director, Revenue Cycle.  This position will work closely with the Manager of Medical Records to assure the implementation of ICD-10 is executed in a timely, strategic and cost effective manner.  This position is designed for a three year engagement.


The implementation project is enterprise wide, including all 7 system hospitals, all MMC physician practices, all MHC clinical business (Northflight, Homecare, MHME, etc) and independent physician practices.





Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:


     Neonatal (birth-1 mo)                                  Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)


     Infant (1 mo-1 yr)                                                     Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)


     Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)                        Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)


     Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)                     Geriatric (65 yrs & above)


     Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)                      All ages (birth & above)


 X    No direct clinical contact with patients




  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.


  1. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.


  1. Promotes personal and patient safety.


  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.


  1. Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.


  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.


  1. Works with project stakeholders to direct and manage project implementation from start to finish. 


  1. Liaise with project stakeholders at all times.    


  1. Effectively communicate project expectations and status to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.


  1. Identify and mange project dependencies and critical path activities.


  1. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise and implement contingency plans.


  1. Work with Steering Committee to define and develop project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.


  1. Utilizes key metrics and outcomes to track and report results.


  1. Utilizes lean thinking and continuous improvement concepts for all phases of project.  Works to improve all processes continuously.  


  1. Oversees efforts to ensure process redesign is timely and effective and aligned with customer needs.


  1. Tracks, monitors, and communicates projects progress against defined project plans, requirements, quality measures, standard processes, and milestones.


  1. Effectively manages the project team and ensures a common understanding among its members, including vendors, regarding timelines and dates.


  1. Takes action to guarantee that projects meet the business need and that correct procedures are followed. 


  1. Utilizes project management tools such as MS Project, Access and project management methodology.


  1. Evaluates and develops recommendations regarding the financial, human and capital resources needed to achieve the goal. 


  1.  Responsible for all aspects of the project budget, with the expectation that the project will be completed at or below budget.


  1. Applies knowledge about the organization and its systems, the healthcare industry, and technology to provide leadership to customers and the project team.


  1.  Works at an enterprise-wise level to provide leadership and support to other MHC facilities, including MMC, KMHC, POMH, West Shore, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Mercy Cadillac and Grayling, MHC employed physicians, Northflight, and Home Care, .  This project involves an enterprise- wide transformation of basic medical language coding. 


  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.