Product Owner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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We are seeking a Product Owner for Active Surveillance to join the Division of Health Informatics (DHI) in the DigITs organization (Digital, Informatics and Technology Solutions) at MSK.
MSK has committed to transforming itself into a digital organization. To help advance the transformation, MSK has committed to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a method of managing technology work. Within MSK’s adoption of SAFe, (DHI) provides product management services. MSK has identified a set of high priority platforms that it will be creating to advance its digital transformation. One of these platforms is the Clinical and Logistics Platform, which creates the experience that clinicians – physicians, nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, etc. – have when doing their clinical work at MSK. One of the Agile trains within the Clinical and Logistics Platform is the Active Surveillance train. The Active Surveillance train provides capabilities to (i) identify individuals (who may be patients but may not yet be patients) who should be monitored for the presence of certain conditions or characteristics, (ii) collects information from those individuals using various methods over varying periods of time, and (iii) organizes the information to facilitate the appropriate decision making by MSK clinicians. Two of the current initiatives under the Active Surveillance train include (i) “Transition Surveillance”, whereby patients at fragile points in their care journey are monitored daily even when they are not at MSK, and (ii) “High Risk Surveillance and Management”, whereby individuals who may not yet be patients at MSK have their cancer risk determined and are pointed to the appropriate resources. Other initiatives under Active Surveillance may emerge over time.
Primary responsibilities include:
Refining and advancing the vision of the Active Surveillance capabilities within the Clinical and Logistics Platform. Specifically, (i) working with DigITs and non-DigITs stakeholders to clarify and document the capabilities that the Active Surveillance train should provide, (ii) becoming familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to understand how technical work is organized at MSK, (iii) working with other stakeholders in DigITs – Product Managers, Release Train Engineers, Architects, other Product Owners, Scrum Masters, etc. – to create the funnel of future work (aka “the backlog”) that will lead to the creation of the Active Surveillance capabilities, (iv) participate in the “grooming” of the backlog so the next set of capabilities to be developed is clear to internal and external stakeholders, (v) work with other members of the Active Surveillance team to break down the items in the backlog from high-level “features” to more granular “user stories”, (vi) work with developers on the team to be sure the envisioned capabilities are delivered as expected, and finally (vii) work with other teams whose efforts contribute to the success of the Active Surveillance initiatives.
- Work closely with other members of the Active Surveillance train and Clinical and Logistics Platform team, including the Product Manager, Release Train Engineer, Architect and other Product Owners
- Apply Scaled Agile methodologies in working with developers and end users. This includes creation and maintenance of product roadmaps, definition of success measures and determination of whether those measures have been achieved, responsibility for delivery and implementation of committed work, oversight and creation of project documentation, contributing to development and acceptance of user stories, leading demonstrations to business partners, etc.
- Manage team workload on a day-to-day basis and engage with technical staff
- Create, maintain, and prioritize the backlog of the train, which determines what needs to be built and when
- Own responsibility for success of deliverables and timeline; aligning with overall vision and goals
- With leadership, determine the trade-offs between scope and timeline
- Participate in the development of the system’s data structures and interfaces that provide the best technical solutions for the overall vision of Active Surveillance.
- Excited to work in a complex, cutting edge health care information technology environment
- Eager to contribute vision on how best to achieve business goals
- Adept in working with a range of technical staff, business partners and vendors to develop solutions
- Comfortable with the uncertainty that often accompanies large technical projects and are eager to help resolve that uncertainty
- Collaborative and excited to work with a large and diverse set of clinical, administrative and technical staff
- Well organized and enjoy bringing discipline to processes
- An excellent communicator who enjoys making oral and written presentations to explain goals and progress to a broad set of stakeholders including senior leaders and internal team members
- Motivated by understanding how your project relates to the organization’s overall goals and also eager to understand the details so you can assure the project proceeds as needed.
Our ideal candidate…
- 5+ years as a product owner, project manager or scrum master in a clinical/healthcare setting, or extensive experience in a clinical information technology setting
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to navigate independently, and collaborate with senior leadership
- Knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and SAFe Product Owner/ Product Manager (POPM) certification preferred
- Data modeling exposure a strong plus
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required
The hiring manager would love to review a cover letter highlighting an overview of recent PO experience and your interest in this role.
Location: NYC - Midtown East near Grand Central
Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time | Generous Vacation + 12 holidays to recharge & refuel | Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care | 403b retirement savings plan match | Tuition Reimbursement | Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance | Commuter Spending Account | Fitness Discounts & Wellness Program | Resource Networks | Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility
We believe in communication, transparency, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It’s important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.
Our Hiring Process
You read the ad, agree it sounds like a great fit & apply -> Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video call -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post interview feedback -> ideally an offer! -> reference check & onboarding -> orientation & official welcome to MSK
We look forward to meeting you soon!
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