Project Manager II - Dana-Farber Pathways

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10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


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Full time


Within the Department of Business Initiatives and Alliances (BIA), the Project Manager II for Dana-Farber Pathways will support the development and execution of the Dana-Farber Pathways solution. Reporting to the Director of Pathways Operations, the Project Manager II will be responsible for managing the clinical content lifecycle of Dana-Farber Pathways including content analysis, development, maintenance and tracking. The Project Manager II will work with a variety of teams across the department to implement new content and ensure all clinical content is appropriately tracked in an inventory database. The Project Manager II will also identify and mitigate project risks to ensure successful completion of the Dana-Farber Pathways initiative.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.




Clinical Content Development

  • Manages the process for content development, standardization, coordination, maintenance and archiving for the Dana-Farber Pathways solution.
  • Manages and coordinates gathering and synthesis of current clinical content and development of new clinical content for the Dana-Farber Pathways solution.
  • Manages content development and helps to inform build activities between and among Pathways Business Analytics, Pathways Data Engineering, and third-party vendor working groups.
  • Leads assigned work groups and facilitates interactions and communication to arrive at solutions for content development and management.
  • Provides coordination and direction to complete assigned clinical content tasks, product required deliverables, track and resolve issues, and meet relevant Pathways project milestones according to established timeline.
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the clinical content activities for the Dana-Farber Pathways solution.
  • Develops, owns and manages project plans for multiple content teams simultaneously.
  • Collaborates with clinicians and operational leaders across Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and external partner organizations.
  • Collaborates with Pathways Business Analytics and Pathways Data Engineering to develop an inventory database management system for documenting and tracking clinical content.
  • Maintain knowledge of clinical workflows, the Dana-Farber Pathways solution, and other healthcare technology capabilities; current trends and issues in healthcare, regulatory and accreditation requirements, meaningful use requirements, organizational policies and procedures; legal implications of HIT systems and advances in technology.


Project Management


  • Manages project issues and identifies risks and mitigation strategies using strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Reports project status to Vice President of Business Initiatives and Alliances, Senior Director of Dana-Farber Solutions, Director of Pathways Operations, and Medical Director of Dana-Farber Pathways.
  • Serves as a liaison between clinicians, disease center leadership, various clinical committees/workgroups, third-party vendors, and the Dana-Farber Pathways Team.
  • Assumes leadership role in identifying and coordinating efforts, including communication, change readiness assessment, gap analysis, education, workflows and policy and procedural changes.

Business Development


  • Works closely with third-party vendor Business Development Team to support sales discussions.


Account Management


  • Work closely with third-party vendor Account Management and Implementation Teams to support training and engagement activities.


Product Management


  • Assists in the planning, design, development, implementation, support and ongoing optimization of the Dana-Farber Pathways solution.
  • Surfaces suggestions to third-party vendor software engineers regarding how to improve the Dana-Farber Pathways solution.
  • Assists with analysis and documentation of current state/future state and collaborates with third-party vendor teams to ensure clinical system build is in alignment with standardization and future state workflows.


Training and Education


  • Participates/leads initiatives to educate, train, and provide ongoing educational support to clinicians regarding the use of Dana-Farber Pathways and related technologies.
  • Participates in facility and corporate committees and/or projects as clinical informatics expert.
  • Participates in informatics-focused conferences, user forums, and professional events.

Leadership and Management


  • Provide regular coaching and mentorship to Project Coordinators and Project Managers
  • Mentor, coach and train less experienced Project Managers


Other Responsibilities


  • Other responsibilities as determined by the Vice President of Business Initiatives and Alliances, Senior Director of Dana-Farber Solutions, Director of Pathways Operations, and Medical Director of Dana-Farber Pathways.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years of project and/or product management experience in a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience in oncology strongly preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification strongly preferred
  • Certification in Epic Ambulatory, Beacon, Beaker, Bridges, Radiant and/or Willow preferred


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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