November 7, 2023

Principal Consultant — Portfolio Manager

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NYSTEC has a job opening for principal consultant – portfolio manager. Are you ready to contribute to our engaged workforce and to deliver the NYSTEC Experience?

Department: Quality Management Improvement Services
Location: New York, NY
Salary: $121355 – $166863.4 Per Year

About Us

NYSTEC is a nonprofit technology consulting company, advising agencies, organizations, institutions, and businesses since 1996. We’re independent and vendor-neutral, so we have our clients’ best interests at heart. At NYSTEC, we know that we succeed when individuals and teams flourish personally and professionally, so our benefits and perks support that mindset. Are you ready to contribute to our engaged workforce and to deliver the NYSTEC Experience?

About the Principal Consultant- Portfolio Manager

As a portfolio manager, you will collaborate with project managers, team members, clients, vendors, and third parties to plan and oversee New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) projects. NYSTEC is considered a trusted advisor, partner of choice, and employer of choice. We believe that every interaction is an opportunity to deliver exceptional service that empowers client success!

As a NYSTEC consultant, you will lead a public health project and will need to be proactive with identifying opportunities and challenges, taking immediate action, and communicating constantly and clearly with our executive-level clients, their stakeholders, vendors, and the NYSTEC oversight lead. Serving as a portfolio manager, your day-to-day role as a NYSTEC consultant will include providing oversight for DOHMH projects: Application Enhancements Services and managing operations for the Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) registry COVID-19 Onboarding, Quality Assurance (QA), and application enhancement project. The eCR project seeks to provide enhanced guidance and technical support to aid in onboarding healthcare sites in conformance with COVID-19 onboarding process.

The portfolio manager will manage cross-functional project teams, including NYSTEC consultants, subcontractors, and client teams to meet project goals. This role will also collaborate with multiple stakeholders in managing risks and ensuring continuous process improvement across projects.

Key Responsibilities: Principal Consultant- Portfolio Manager

Overall, in the role of principal consultant – portfolio manager, you will:

  • Manage administrative onboarding of new project resources.
  • Provide consistent, regular project status updates to the project lead and various project stakeholders — including executive-level clients — regarding strategy, adjustments, and progress as needed.
  • Manage operations for tracking and implementing the eCR onboarding and data QA life cycle.
  • Lead and oversee cross-functional project teams, project planning, and resource management.
  • Oversee the development of business requirements, workflows, and standardized templates.
  • Manage the identification, planning, and operationalization of the eCR certification process, including integration into client surveillance systems.
  • Support all aspects of application interface enhancements and/or development for data QA and processing of Health Level 7 (HL7) compliant Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) R2 XML, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) based standards.
  • Oversee requirements elicitation and document functional requirements ensuring that solutions meet business requirements, as needed.
  • Conduct data analysis, monitoring, and reporting of complex data quality issues related to eCR compliance, supporting the overall quality assurance strategy as needed.
  • Manage the development of testing and quality management process to expediate onboarding eCR of healthcare organizations.
  • Support planning, testing, user acceptance testing (UAT), and deployment activities on application enhancements for data QA.
  • Define project goals, facilitate standup meetings to clarify priorities, and ensure alignment with project and business goals.
  • Balance project scope, budget, timeline, and communication between multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Ensure the maintenance of project documentation (including scope, tasks, and objectives, training, system processes and procedures, etc.).
  • Lead ongoing reviews of business processes and develop optimization strategies.
  • Contribute to the refinement of business workflows, process, and procedures.
  • Support internal and external measurements, reporting, and program-related requirements, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project status reports, participation in national public health discussions/work groups for eCR standards and reporting specifications.
  • Assist in troubleshooting complex issues and escalate to client for determination and action.
  • Support and integrate ongoing policies and procedures for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), promoting interoperability performance measures and CMS active engagement requirements.
  • Assist with estimating the resources necessary to reach objectives to effectively deliver value to the client and/or project team.
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan.
  • Maintain project management tools to ensure that progress is tracked and that risks, issues, and decisions are accurately recorded and escalated (as needed).
  • Assist with quality management by reviewing deliverables to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Use industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout project planning, execution, and closeout.
  • Facilitate meetings while serving as an extraordinary representative of NYSTEC in high-profile client initiatives.About You
Required Qualifications: Principal Consultant- Portfolio Manager

Candidates applying for the role of principal consultant – portfolio manager should have the following knowledge, skills, and/or abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience managing resources and coordinating projects.
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools (e.g., Microsoft Project), methodologies, and best practices.
  • Ability to synthesize data into reports and deliverables (e.g., high-quality, effective presentations or Microsoft Excel reports).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills and strong analytical skills, with the ability to manage and develop key relationships through collaborative thinking and a strong customer focus.
  • Understanding of the system Development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Strong computer skills, including experience using Microsoft products, such as PowerPoint, Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and SharePoint.
  • Strong vendor management experience preferred.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple concurrent task/projects.
  • Minimum of one year in data programming or SQL.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Principal Consultant- Portfolio Manager

For the principal consultant – portfolio manager role, it would be preferable for candidates to have the following education/experience:

  • Project management professional (PMP) certification.
  • Familiarity with Tableau software, and/or other visualization tools.
  • Experience working on a contract compliance program and developing processes for contract deliverable submission and tracking performance metrics.
  • Minimum of one year in public health or working with healthcare data standards and exchange protocols is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with Health Level 7 (HL7), Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Extensive Markup Language (XML) files, testing and Structured Query Language (SQL).
Education and Experience: Principal Consultant- Portfolio Manager

For the principal consultant – portfolio manager role, candidates should have the following education/experience:

  • A bachelors’ degree and eight years of related project management experience in a business, informatics, or healthcare technology setting. An equivalent combination of advanced education, training, and experience will be considered.

An equivalent combination of advanced education, training, and experience will be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is NYSTEC’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all individuals, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, military service and veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws and ordinances. NYSTEC is strongly committed to this policy and believes in the concept and spirit of the law.

Reasonable Accommodations

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Work Authorization

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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