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Chief Information Officer - (Full-time)

Category:

Administration

Description:

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will lead the District in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized clinical and business operations and achieve more effective and cost-beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations. The CIO will work as a collaborative member of the executive team and assumes responsibility for assigned departments. The CIO will align work with Superintendent to ensure the strategic priorities of the District are achieved.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualifications-Education: Masters preferred, Bachelor degree required in computer science, business administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum Qualifications- Experience: 5 years preferred, 3 years required of increasing responsibilities for the management and support of healthcare IS and IT. Direct management of a major IT operation is preferred. Significant experience in a healthcare setting is desirable.

  • Minimum Qualifications-Skills:

    • Outstanding interpersonal skills including ability to effectively communicate with persons throughout the District, including clinicians
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Significant experience in data-processing methods and procedures, and computer software systems
    • Knowledge in systems design and development procedures: requirements analysis, feasibility studies, software design, programming, pilot testing, installation, evaluation, operational management
    • Ability to oversee the management and coordination of reporting activities for the District
    • Familiarity with the design, management and operation of healthcare IT systems
    • Proven ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies
    • Experience in negotiating contracts with vendors, contractors and others in a professional manner that develops business partners
    • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Conducts ongoing assessment, planning and oversight of the proper management of all academic and administrative technology and daily service delivery;
  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to CIO direct reports;
  • Participates in annual budget process for institutional technology needs, develops annual IT operational and capital budgets, develops and maintains the institution’s IT plan;
  • Prepares annual budget particular to the IT department, and oversees its ongoing maintenance;
  • Maintain the integrity and strategic development of the University's information and communications infrastructure, and the systems infrastructure for mission critical functions;
  • Participates in strategic and operational planning committees;
  • Maintains strong vendor relationships and manages contract and service agreements;
  • Establishes and/or collaborates with direct reports to establish IT department goals, objectives and operating procedures;
  • Develops and maintains an IT organizational structure designed to meet institutional needs and demands, assessing and identifying the most cost effective investment of financial resources toward IT systems, staffing, daily operations, product purchases and/or in-house development activities;
  • Approves, prioritizes and controls the IT project demands; negotiates prioritization and timelines as appropriate and necessary;
  • Manages annual IT personnel Performance Appraisal process and completion;
  • Supports sourcing and providing both IT staff and institution-wide IT related training opportunities;
  • Ensures the security of IT systems and ensures operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations;
  • Cultivates and manages strategic relationships with both internal and external constituents;
  • Maintains currency with higher education IT best practices;
  • Performs other duties and functions as assigned.

Standard for portrayal of mission and values

  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 core values of - One team, on Mission. Go out of your way, to brighten someone's day. Own it, embrace it. Care like crazy. Motivate, elevate, appreciate. Know the way, show the way, ease the way. Find joy along the way.
  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to foster trust and nurture a healthy community.
  • Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
  • Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors and others with respect, dignity and fairness.
  • Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
  • Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
  • Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
  • Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
  • Willingly participates as a member of work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
  • When answering the telephone, is courteous to caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.

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