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IT Project Manager

PDS Tech, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted August 9, 2021.

Information Technology – Project Manager
Healthcare IT – PM

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Manager, Director or other senior personnel, the Project Manager determines user demands, establishes work priorities, and plans; directs and monitors project work. Supports IM related business planning requirements including, but not limited to, budgeting, scheduling, and workload planning. Maintains project issues and reports to IM management and local steering teams on progress of critical path items. Reports project status and accomplishments. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The Project Manager will gather and evaluate information concerning a user’s conceptual needs, estimate and schedule project activities and associated costs, coordinate and participate in analysis/design/coding activities, ensure that system changes are fully tested, ensure users are fully trained and prepared, associated guideline and procedure requirements are met, and coordinate implementation of the changes.
This position also participates throughout all phases of the project life cycle. Project life cycle responsibilities include collaborating with customers contributing to the feasibility, analysis, testing, documentation, and implementation of medium to high complexity activities of assigned software. This position must possess sufficient detailed healthcare information systems (HCIS) knowledge and systems expertise to implement medium to high complex assignments with minimal guidance. The position participates in leading small to medium complex requests or projects. This position requires a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal oversight. All other duties, as assigned.
• Ethics and Values – Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
• Creativity – Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
• Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with the customers in mind; established and maintains effective relationships with customers and garnishes their trust and respect.
• Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
• Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line orientated; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
• Peer Relationships – Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
• Priority Setting – Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
• Confers with representatives of user departments regarding information systems capabilities, the feasibility of developing specific information systems, and the determination of system requirements and modifications.
• Supervises the conduct of feasibility studies, the preparation of Case For Change (CFC) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), time study estimates, and progress reports on assigned projects.
• Serves as a project manager on major complex systems programming and/or implementation projects.
• Manages assigned projects including monitoring project and budgetary performance and compliance with applicable specifications, rules, regulations and laws related to business and clinical applications, preparation of initial and final systems design and documentation necessary for delivery to customer, systems and programming; insures quality and timeliness of work performed and final products.
• Develops, plans and monitors project budget(s) and is responsible for delivering business and computer system applications within budget estimates, using current business and project management metrics.
• Confers with hardware and software vendors; assists with the evaluation and selection of contract firms providing programming and analysis services and may assist in contract negotiations with vendors.
• Performs quality assurance functions which include validating the quality of hardware and software applications, developing test plans and strategies, conducting detailed research and analysis on software and hardware applications, and providing recommendations for application improvements.
• Develops, maintains and enforces data resource management standards and procedures.
• Develops standards for maintaining data integrity and security.
• Develops strategies for data retention, archival and recovery.
• Oversees computer programming and system support associated with applications projects; may troubleshoot hardware and software application problems; and identifies, recommends and implements system improvements, modifications, and upgrades.
• Manages projects to develop and implement large or complex computer software applications; designs, configures and tests system software and debugs or troubleshoots user software problems.
• Plans, prioritizes, delegates and reviews the work of assigned project staff; establishes schedules and methods for achieving project goals and objectives; and reviews work products, makes corrections and coordinates staff training and development efforts.
• Relationship Management: Develops relationships with divisions based upon industry knowledge, and how technology application can lead to competitive advantage. Sets direction based upon prioritized projects. Manages projects and budgets. Recommends technology related investments. Understands local issues and personalities. Advises local and corporate steering teams. Ensures projects are made up of the right people with the appropriate skill sets. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Training: Works with IM Training and Vendors on the following: o Planning for and ensuring preparation and maintenance of documentation pertaining to programming, systems operation, and user documentation. o Translating business specifications into user documentation. o Planning, writing, and overseeing user support documentation efforts, including online help screens. o Insuring training of users in the operation and functionality of computer applications and the related business processes. o Validating competency of users in utilization of information systems prior to systems go-live or major changes. o Ensuring super-users or other support personnel are in place at go-live, and succession planning is documented to insure ongoing competency support in facilities and departments affected by new systems being implemented or upgraded.
Requirements Definition:
• Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates systems and user needs. Works with IM and stakeholders to formulate system parameters to parallel overall business strategies. Oversees development of detailed description of user-required program functions, and steps required for developing, implementing and/or modifying computer programs.
• Requirements Writing: Develop use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and state charts, data dictionaries, class, or entity relationship diagrams.
• Test Management: Leads test activities for all assigned applications during the project implementation phases of the life cycle. Ensures that the application meets outlined requirements, responds correctly to inputs, performs desired functions, is sufficiently usable, and achieves stakeholder results.
• Release Management: Ensure all stages of the project life cycle are completed for all technology projects and that support staff is fully trained prior to release into production environment
• Technical Analysis Design, and Development and Software Quality Assurance: Supports implementation of software applications. Provides oversight in the design and development of software applications, interfaces and custom programming, and testing processes through definition of test plans, test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. Familiar with standard testing concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Performs quality assurance functions which include validating the quality of hardware and software applications, developing test plans and strategies, conducting detailed research and analysis on software and hardware applications, and providing recommendations for application improvements. Ensures test plans are executed by qualified personnel and that test results are documented. Ensures that systems are brought live only after full validation of functionality based on results of testing and resolution of issues, including technical resolution and/or development of work-arounds acceptable to end-user and IM departmental leadership.
• Application Functional Support: Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates application functionality. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the supported application. Understands best practices in functional area. Diagnoses application problems and issues using prescribed testing techniques. Designs and executes unit and integration test plans for business reviews. Ensures documentation of business processes/flowcharts, departmental guidelines and procedures necessary to support integration of applications with business/clinical processes.
• System Architectural Planning: Ensures engineering, architecture, and design of technology infrastructure to support software products. Works with technical experts to develop project plans, budgets, and technical specifications.
• System Integration Planning: Designs plans for interfacing and integrating various software packages as necessary. Has a working knowledge of middleware and database techniques used to exchange information between applications. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within this field.

• Bachelor’s degree in related field or relevant experience in an Information Systems environment required.
• IM Project Management training required.
• Previous experience managing projects of small to medium scope and complexity.
• Must have six years previous experience working on information technology project teams and in obtaining customer requirements and other analysis activities.
• Certifications: PMI Certification strongly preferred


PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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