WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Project Manager

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 8:24 AM)
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  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Program Manager within our Psychiatry Program.  Responsible for providing project management to new outreach initiative linking community primary care physician practices in coordination of care with psychiatry services and community supports through the use of a practice initiative to identify, enlist, and guide treatment management of individuals with mild to moderate behavioral health disorders through the use of diagnostic and treatment interventions utilizing principles and innovative modalities of population-based care, measurement-based treatment to target, patient-centered collaboration, evidence-based and accountable care. 



    • Engage community stake holders by leading, in coordination with the project director/medical director and steering team to develop and vet a plan for direction and implementation.
    • Identify community primary care practice participants (including local hospital and clinic leadership, university and medical school leadership, local hospital and clinic leadership, and community mental health leadership) who are interested partnering or participating in this project, acquaint them with project parameters, and oversee ongoing communication between these stakeholders.
    • Will make direct contact with participating physician practices, work with the practices in identification and enlistment of individual patients, and initiate aspect of project see those patients through diagnostic and treatment aspects of care utilizing a practice registry and an active ongoing engagement with the consulting psychiatrist.
    • Develop a case for support and present this case for support to potential donors and organizations to acquire funding and support.
    • Work closely with the University of Michigan Depression Center representatives as consultants to this project.
    • Create and provide background materials
    • Assess stakeholder satisfaction levels with project on an ongoing basis and make necessary adjustments based on feedback.
    • Work with faculty and community clinicians to design and develop appropriate evaluation and consultation modalities for identified underserved areas.
    • Develop protocols and criteria for provision of services and follow-up
    • Oversee coordination and implementation of services
    • Supervise and evaluate program staff
    • Work with psychiatrists and community clinicians to establish evaluation criteria for both overall program and patients treated as part of the program.
    • Supervisor data collection and verification within guidelines of HIPPA
    • Monitor project budget
    • Stay updated on existing national programs and speak with other project managers as appropriate
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Master's in medical social work preferred; Master's degree in public health or other related disciplines considered

    • Prior experience in project management, preferably in field of collaborate care
    • Track record in implementing large scale projects
    • Successful grant writing history and/or fund development experience
    • Supervisory experience
    • Ability to develop and collaborate with teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow
    • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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