Midwestern University Assistant Director of Clinic Technology in Downers Grove, Illinois
The Assistant Director of Clinic Technology will provide strategic, financial, programmatic, and operational leadership to the IT clinic support team. This position will provide guidance and oversight for all departmental functions based on the vision and goals set by the Director of Information Technology Services (ITS). This individual will take an active role assisting the Director of ITS with planning changes and future evolutions of the technology utilized at Midwestern University. This position is located on the Downers Grove, IL campus and will require travel to the Glendale, AZ campus. This position will report to the Director of ITS located on the Glendale, AZ campus and will work closely with the Assistant Directors of ITS that lead other critical areas of Information Technology Services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsibilities include overseeing the IT operational infrastructure (information systems, Electronic Health Records, IT Clinic Support Staff, IT Performance Improvement and Risk Management) that support clinical activities and for ancillary integrated services (labs, radiology, and clearing house)
- Participating on departmental leadership teams and assuring close working relationships with clinicians
- Maintain HIPAA, HiTech and Joint Commission IT related standards
- Negotiating and facilitating contracts (BAA, health records systems service agreements, and new technology hardware support agreements)
- Partnering with medical director to develop and execute department strategic plan
- Developing, monitoring, and administering annual department budget
- Collaborating on development of performance measures and reports, monitoring progress towards goals and ensuring accountability
- Ensuring related information technology compliances and risk management needs are followed
- Setting clear performance standards/expectations for staff; guiding development of goals for IT support team members; facilitating communication and trust across all disciplines and fostering a climate of collegiality and collaboration
- Building, developing, and maintaining internal and external networks and relationships; acting as a role model and mentor; and providing leadership and oversight of IT projects and plans.
- Support the needs and requests of all faculty and staff through the policies and procedures set by the department and the University.
- Help identify technology-based solutions to support the quick changing and growing University needs
- Perform regular IT audit routines to assure all processes are being followed 100%, including disaster recovery tests, documentation standards, and end user satisfaction queries.
- Travel as necessary to Glendale, AZ campus on a monthly basis
*Supervisory Responsibilities *
This job directly supervises 8+ individuals which includes an IT Clinic Application Lead on the Glendale AZ Campus that specializing in Electronic Health Records system.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*Education and/or Experience *
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; 3-5 years of experience in managing an IT support group in a medical clinic or hospital required; 5-7 years of experience desired. Must have a strong understanding of HIPAA requirements, the HiTech Act, and IT security standards found in the Joint Commission standards.
*Computer Skills *
This position requires a strong background in Electronic Health Records (EHR) deployment and integration. It is necessary to have a strong understanding in application deployment, data security, and common Windows and Mac applications.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch.; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job are correctable to 20/20 vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Bachelors or better
3-5 years of experience in managing an IT support group in a medical clinic or hospital required; 5-7 years of experience desired. Must have a strong understanding of HIPAA requirements, the HiTech Act, and IT security standards found in the Joint Commission standards.
Posted: June 14, 2016