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IT&S Site Director

Company: RWJBarnabas Health
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

The IT&S Site Director is responsible for oversight of information technology activities at the acute and hospital based ambulatory facilities for the site they are assigned to. This role plans, coordinates, and directs all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provides direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. The IT&S Site Director works closely with site leadership to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of organization. This position requires advanced time management skills in directing multiple concurrent projects in addition to flexibility dealing with people at a variety of levels. Proficient communication is imperative with internal IT&S staff, vertical and horizontal management, and physician leadership. Frequent effective communication is also required with external vendors, auditors, industry associations, and other organizations. This role also will provide advice and counsel to affiliate management in assessing the information needs of the assigned site and develop tactical plans to address these needs. The IT&S Site Director is responsible for working within the IT&S Strategy and Strategic Plan of RWJBarnabas Health as needed for the site. This includes, but it not limited to, all standards, policies, and procedures and other guidelines established by the System IT&S functions. This role also requires participation on multiple committees and regularly scheduled meetings at the affiliate and corporate levels. This role also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer is responsible for coordinating compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations, 45 C.F.R. 160, 162 and 164.

  • Adaptability/flexibility: demonstrating flexibility with respect to changing end-user business needs
  • Critical thinking: the ability and willingness to see things in an open-minded way and examine an idea or concept from as many angles as possible
  • Dependability: the ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities and ensure that they are completed in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner. Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Initiative: the ability and willingness to recognize assignments or tasks that need to be completed, to seek out additional assignments or tasks, and to help others
  • Interpersonal skills: the ability to communicate information clearly and concisely with project leadership and subject matter experts; the ability to gain trust and establish effective relationships with Epic counterparts
  • Learning: the ability and willingness to learn new software and systems
  • Listening: listening attentively to ensure that the intended message has been accurately received, holding responses until the person has finished making their point, and repeating information to ensure accuracy
  • Problem solving: seeking, logically examining, and interpreting information from different sources to determine a problem's cause and developing a course of action to resolve the problem and to prevent its recurrence
  • Resilience: the ability to persevere in difficult situations, overcome obstacles, and reach high levels of performance when faced with stressful work situations and time pressures Essential Functions: Work with affiliate leadership to assess IT&S needs
    • Managing relationships and providing guidance to the affiliate leadership team
    • Work with key users to assess informational needs, including physicians, clinicians, and support staff
    • Prioritize requests, including ticket submissions and project requests.
    • Focal point working with facilities Operations Manager and affiliate leadership on Information Systems strategy and needs for organization. Project manage implementations where necessary
      • Project Management of local implementations as needed
      • Submit proper project request documentation including business case, and investments summary for IT&S review
      • Provide regular status reports to the Deputy CIO for all ongoing IT&S related items
      • Monitoring the status of the projects and taking any necessary steps to re-direct priorities, re-direct resources, re-define the work plan, etc., to ensure completion of project deliverables in accordance with agreed upon timeframe
      • Ensuring quality of final deliverable assigned to teams
      • Identifying and monitoring risks on the technical aspects of the project; leading effort to develop strategies for mitigation of technical risks
      • Reviewing and approving logistics planning
      • Participating in change control reviews and change approvals
      • Reviewing and approving actions related to quality or risks associated with implementation Job Requirements:
        • Preferred: Master s degree in Health Care, Information Technology, Business, or related field
        • Minimum: Bachelor s degree or equivalent years of relevant work experience
        • Preferred: Ten+ (10) years IT leadership or project management experience implementing information systems and/or large-scale and complex enterprise-wide initiatives
        • Minimum: Five (5) years experience with IT leadership in managing large-scale enterprise-wide initiatives within a complex IT&S organization in a multi-facility healthcare delivery network
        • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, facilitation/training skills, project management capabilities, and leadership orientation
        • Strong assertiveness skills and ability to manage conflict in a variety of situations
        • Superior organizational and people management skills
        • Demonstrated ability to align and motivate key process stakeholders, including nurses, physicians, and other clinical/administrative staff
        • Demonstrated ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including: 401 (k) Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off Short & Long Term Disability Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital).

Keywords: RWJBarnabas Health, Somerville , IT&S Site Director, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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