PACIFIC BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is a leader among business coalitions working on health
care issues. It is a highly respected voice in the state and national scene and seeks to improve the quality
and effectiveness of health care while moderating costs. Founded in 1989, the 50 large employee-
members and associate members spend billions of dollars annually to provide health care coverage to
more than 3,000,000 employees, retirees and dependents. Partnering with California’s leading health
plans, provider organizations and consumer groups, PBGH promotes value-based purchasing in health
This effective organization is results-oriented and member-driven. The coalition identifies health care
and business trends, assesses their impact and works to improve the value of healthcare services. PBGH
works closely with health plans, providers, researchers and others to achieve the highest quality and
most cost-effective health care.
Always mindful of its responsibility to member companies, PBGH strives to ensure value-based
purchasing that promotes efficient delivery and equitable access to high-quality care while supporting
improvements in the accountability of health care entities. Equally important is promoting the
availability and usability of performance information. PGBH identifies and promotes adoption of high
impact methods that improve performance by health care providers and plans.
SUMMARY OF DEPARTMENT’S WORK
Reporting to the Director of Performance Improvement, this Project Manager will join a high-
performing team designing and delivering training and education programs statewide to California
physician and administrative leaders re-designing their outpatient clinics and practices to produce better
clinical outcomes, higher levels of patient satisfaction at a more affordable price. The program is jointly
sponsored by the commercial health insurance plans, provider groups and others in California to spread
best practices in patient care. Last year, the program trained 600 leaders from 80 outpatient care delivery
organizations around the state. The program works closely with national and local experts, health plan
staff and physician group leaders to design and deliver programs tailored to the California market.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
This individual serves as project coodinator for training programs: participating with other team members
on program design, developing and tracking timelines and budget, developing communication and
promotion materials and assuring events are well-planned and executed. This position is also a key
member of the team responsible for overall program design and implementation. This person will have
extensive contact not just with staff, but also with potential program participants, program sponsors, and
expert faculty. Some travel is required to training locations around the state.
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Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of project management
experience with demonstrated success meeting customer/stakeholder/user needs. A background in
health care and marketing/communications is a plus.
Additional requirements include:
Demonstrates outstanding interpersonal, written, verbal and listening skills as well as a customer
Works effectively and efficiently in fast paced, deadline driven environments both as a team
member and individually with minimal supervision.
Effective organization, prioritization, time management skills and positive, consensus-based
Attentive to detail, producing consistent, high quality, reliable work product.
Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).
Experience with Internet, web-authoring tools, web site management tools and basic graphic
design an added benefit.
Experience in health care improvement or communications a plus.
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