UW Medicine’s IT Services department is looking for an outstanding DIRECTOR, CLINICAL APPLICATIONS to join the team!
What are we looking for?
Patients Are First focus
Customer service mindset
Interpersonal skills and teamwork
Adaptability and flexibility
What are the perks?
Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!
Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependents…AND we have three plans for you to choose from!
10 paid holidays annually!
1 personal holiday every year!
Generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that you can feel good about taking (more than 5 work weeks in your first year)!
TWO Retirement plans to choose from – one even matches 100% of your contributions with immediate vesting!
Voluntary Investment program to save more towards your retirement!
Deferred Compensation program to save even MORE towards your retirement!
Flexible Spending Account!
Dependent Care Assistance program!
On-site childcare centers and other caregiving resources!
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!
Long Term Disability insurance!
Transportation Services Program that includes U-PASS options and other parking services!
Tuition Exemption program at the UW and other higher education institutions across the state)!
Housing resources and home buying options!
Engagement and Wellness programs!
Auto, home, renter, and boat group insurance!
Valuable membership and merchandise discounts!
Federal student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
For all of the specific details on these benefits, eligibility and more, please click here.
UW Medicine’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization that supports all of UW Medicine. UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake Campus (UWMC-Montlake), UW Medical Center-Northwest Campus (UWMC-NW), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC), UW Physicians (UWP), UW School of Medicine (SOM) and Airlift Northwest (ALNW). In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (a partnership between UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Children’s). ITS is responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support all of these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the UW Medicine mission.
The Director, Clinical Applications In conjunction with UW Medicine IT Services (ITS) and UW Medicine executive leadership, will oversee management, maintenance, implementations, upgrades, support, and enhancements of the enterprise clinical systems such that they meet performance and availability standards. The successful candidate will plan IT services in conjunction with clinical departmental leadership to ensure that systems and services meet business and operational needs.
The Director is responsible for:
Positioning the organization with appropriate information technology applications to react to changing healthcare demands.
Researches marketplace, keeping current on technology platforms that could be vital for UW Medicine and monitors strategic marketplace trends.
Ensures the development and implementation of systems which support the effective and efficient flow of patient information across that system and maximize financial and clinical performance.
Works with direct report Managers on growth and development of staff and managers.
Works with all levels of leadership across UW Medicine and partners with organizational leadership to create strategies and roadmaps for the implementation and utilization of technology applications.
Works with physicians and employees across the organization.
The Director, Clinical Applications will oversee a large application systems group and the human resource processes for the staff, including justification requests for new positions, filling vacancies and advancement of other HR processes. The Director ensures implementations are on time and on budget; maintains external relationships with vendors to ensure value and quality from purchased services and systems, including contract negotiations; serves as a next level of escalation to manage difficult service situations effectively; and drives continual process improvement in the delivery of application services. The successful candidate will apply strong knowledge of healthcare operations and have proven communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and management skills.
What you’ll bring to the table: (minimum requirements)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field.
10+ years of experience which should include:
6+ years’ experience leading and managing technology and/or business professionals at the manager level or above.
5+ years’ experience managing customer and vendor relationships.
Experience with applications leadership and the transformation of applications in a hospital environment is required.
Experience integrating applications across a growing health system.
Demonstrated management and leadership capabilities with proven ability to influence in matrix environment.
Demonstrated ability to navigate highly complex regulatory environment.
Proven ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and provide guidance and leadership to professional personnel.
Experience with multiple clinical systems including Epic.
The successful candidate will also possess:
Values consistent with those of UW Medicine's mission.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Be well-organized and detail-oriented.
Ideally, you’ll also have: (desired skills and experience)
Previous experience in and knowledge of academic healthcare systems and/or operational environments.
Advanced degree (e.g., Master’s, PhD, etc.).
What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know?
This is an Information Technology deadline-driven work environment.
The individual in this position is expected to work normal daytime hours. The majority of work is performed during normal business hours; however, significant off-hours and weekends may be needed to resolve problems and respond to emergencies. This individual is expected to be available for emergencies (business continuity/disaster recovery efforts) on a 24x7 basis as needed. This position includes on-call support during evenings and weekends, on a rotating schedule with team members.
Because of the physically separated sites for UW Medicine, this position requires the ability to travel to alternative work locations as needed.
This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of criminal background checks.
The application process for UW Medicine positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process (i.e. Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others). Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin applying for a position, all assessments must be completed at that time. Please note that your application shows up in our system as ready to review regardless of whether or not all assessments have been completed. If the assigned Recruiter happens to review applications prior to all of your assessments being completed, there is a chance you could be 'Not Selected' due to an incomplete application. For this reason, we strongly encourage all applicants to ensure there is plenty of time to complete all of the assessments prior to clicking on “Apply to this position”.
Who are we and what do we do?
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, to provide outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and to prepare tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
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