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Operations Manager, Project Implementation - Vernon Hills, IL

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Position Description

We invite you to contact us in regard to a position as a Manager, Project Implementation at our home office in Vernon Hills, Illinois.  This role will manage projects related to company growth through implementation of new services lines, and operational process assimilation for joint ventures.

The Project Implementation Manager will be responsible for the cross-coordination and completion of projects related to the growth and development of vascular centers.   This position provides oversight of the center development related process which includes identifying the project scope, developing and implementing an action plan, and establishing project timelines. Key responsibilities include coordinating and tracking efforts between eleven functional areas required to develop and operate a surgery center. In this position, you will rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, adjust priorities accordingly, and requires strong critical thinking, meeting facilitation, communication, and time-management skills.  The Project Implementation Manager may be required to perform a variety of other functions related to center planning, growth, development and maintaining operations of existing centers. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in this role.   This position reports to the Senior Director of Development.



  • Manage and track center development related projects including but not limited to creation of new centers, closure of centers, conversion of centers to limited liability corporations and ambulatory surgery centers  
  • Facilitate and track due diligence information and review operations of surgery centers for acquisition and joint ventures so that they can be assimilated into our operational protocols and processes  
  • Resolve issues and identify opportunities for process improvement and create action plans as necessary 
  • Oversee implementation of activities with functional departments related to center operations including but not limited to facility licensure, billing and collections, recruiting,  purchasing of medical equipment and supplies, computer and telecom integration, clinical operation and training processes. 
  • Facilitate team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
  • Develop and maintain project tracking reports (Work Breakdown Structures, Dashboards, and Timelines) 
  • Travel required - up to 30%

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


  • High school diploma or equivalent required 
  • Bachelor's degree in related area strongly preferred; construction management experience a plus 
  • Minimum of three (3) years' project management experience required; healthcare industry experience preferred  
  • PMI certification a plus 
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Excel and Word required; intermediate skills and proficiency with MS PowerPoint and Outlook required; advanced proficiency with project management software required

Lifeline Vascular Access works with premier physician practices to develop and manage outpatient centers that provide focused and coordinated vascular access procedures to patients receiving hemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD).  We currently manage more than 70 physician-owned vascular access centers where we provide physician practices with financial and outcomes reporting, staffing and training, facility operations, regulatory compliance, and insurance billing services.  The Lifeline network of managed vascular access centers is accredited by the Joint Commission.  Lifeline Vascular Access is a business unit of DaVita Inc., the nation's largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, dedicated to providing services to patients diagnosed with chronic kidney failure.  DaVita Inc. is a member of the Fortune 500, servicing patients in 43 states and in more than 1,800 outpatient dialysis centers.  DaVita also provides acute inpatient dialysis services to patients in more than 800 hospitals across the country. DaVita's clinical outcomes consistently rank above the national average serving more than one-third of the dialysis population. Visit our website athttp://www.lifelinevascularaccess.com/ .  Apply online at http://www.careers.davita.com/

DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Operations Manager, Project Implementation - Vernon Hills, IL
  • Job Function: Management - Corporate Office
  • Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois