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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare: IT Director, Patient Care Innovation (RN/Direct Clinical Experience)

The Director Integrated Clinical IT Services will provide leadership, clinical and technical expertise for the acute care clinical services supporting the integrated electronic medical record. The Director will work closely with the organizations nursing and clinical leadership, medical staff and operational leadership to identify system requirements and establish priorities that drive the development of the clinical/nursing information systems implementation and optimization. Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of current clinical systems and planning for future system modification to meet changing needs of patients, care providers and the organization.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 

•Strong understanding of how to leverage clinical applications for competitive advantage.
•Strong knowledge of computer technology, demonstrable skills in systems development methodology, and experience in implementation of medium to large-scale computer systems.
•Skill and ability to define and document technical alternatives and requirements with results that facilitate the selection of the most preferred solution from among alternatives.
•Ability to effectively serve in system selection process and manage vendor relationships. ‘ Proven ability to lead teams, including building cross functional teams.
•Skill in conceptualizing creative solutions, documenting them, and presenting them to senior leadership.
•Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
•Strong leadership skills that demonstrates ability to motivate employees;  effectiveness in recruitment and retention of staff; mentoring employees for career advancement; and effectively handles managerial solutions, including planning, control, problem solving, and communication.
•Ability to delegate and monitor work assignments as well as hold staff accountable for completion of work assignments in a positive and effective manner.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities

Key Job Responsibilities 

•Experience and knowledge to lead the nursing / clinical IT team in the strategic planning of electronic medical record and development of system features / functions that support the goals of the organization.
•Strong understanding of how to leverage clinical applications for competitive advantage.
•Experience in change control structure. Enables successful documentation of standard procedures of change control.
•Experience and knowledge in the successful implementation of one or more clinical systems.
•Track record of implementing and integrating/interfacing one or more EMR systems with different vendors.
•Track record of efficiently managing an IT Team and proactively managing costs in capital and operating budgets.

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