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The University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of School of Medicine IT.
Leadership and Strategic Planning
Represents SoM, on IT issues and matters across UW entities (UW IT, CISO, UW Medicine CRIO, UW Medicine ITS, other UW Medicine entities) and serves on various standing committees both at the UW Medicine and campus levels: UW Computing Directors; UW PASS Council, UW IT Service Management Board, UW Medicine Security and Privacy Executive Committee, UW Medicine Security Standards Committee, MSA IT work group, MSA Steering Committee, among others. Serves on campus and UW Medicine ad hoc committees as needed.
Develops and implements enterprise SoM IT leadership and governance plans. Ensures the development of short and long-range strategic plans for adopting and acquiring efficient, cost-effective information processing, security and communications solutions for SoM.
Leads business continuity planning for SoM and DoM IT systems, including consumable solutions and guidelines for SoM academic departments.
Leads strategic planning for school wide IT security program in collaboration with UW Medicine CISO and UW CISO offices.
Provides strategic direction in the selection, implementation and management of hosted and non-hosted applications/systems that are used by Dean of Medicine administrative units and academic departments (e.g. administrative, learning management, credentialing and student systems).
Advises deans, directors, chairs, administrators/directors, UW Medicine CIO and others on technology issues, solutions and strategic direction. Liaisons with UW IT and UW Medicine IT leadership teams to collaborate on strategic initiatives and issues.
Creates a framework for collaborative development, implementation and execution of IT solutions for shared processes resulting in efficiencies across the SoM academic departments.
Collaborates with the UW Medicine Chief Research Information Officer for strategic alignment of system needs and to establish clear lines of accountability in support of the research function for the SoM
Security and Compliance Program
Establishes a plan for, and charters a working team to develop, integrate, operationalize and manage an IT security program for the School of Medicine.
Closely collaborates with the UW office of the CISO, UW Medicine CRIO, UW Medicine Chief Information Officer (CIO) and UW Medicine ITS Security Office and UW Medicine Compliance officers to align the SoM security program with existing policies and guidelines, while defining School-specific issues or approaches that will lead to successful implementations and adherence to Federal, State and University regulations and policies.
Accountable for short and long-range program components including inventory management and risk assessment and management, development of policies, tools and training materials, conducting audits of high risk areas, coordinating forensics analysis when necessary, and development of a course of action when remediation is required.
Administration and Finance Management
Accountable for the development and implementation of annual operations and capital budgets for the Dean of Medicine IT.
Oversees the organizational development of the DoM IT business operations and for ensuring the highest-quality individuals are recruited and can manage effectively in key roles.
Mentors and develops the skills of other managers and directors within the School of Medicine IT for the effective execution of operational activities and strategic projects as well as the staffing and development of their staff.
Authority to manage a $3.4 million budget.
Business Intelligence and Communications
Accountable for business intelligence as related to School of Medicine decision support needs.
Ensures that SoM IT initiatives, projects and efforts address key business questions and add value by the appropriate and effective use of University and school data.
Develops and oversees technologically-based communications systems and tools for the School, working in concert with other UW Medicine and UW IT initiatives to add value and provide a productive and effective communications environment for faculty, staff and trainees.
The position performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean, Vice Dean, Administration and Finance and Chief Business Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President Medical Affairs, UW CIO.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or other applicable discipline. (Equivalent experience may substitute for specific degree requirements). An advanced degree is desirable.
Minimum of five years of experience supervising teams of information systems and administrative professionals.
Demonstrated experience in development of short and long-range strategic plans for information and technology systems in a complex IT environment.
Experience acquiring, developing and implementing package software solutions.
Experience in implementation of new applications, support of production systems and knowledge required to administer the completion of critical daily and monthly processes and working with personal computers and personal productivity tools.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to successfully manage multiple and varied projects.
Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work with a diverse workforce, including personnel of various levels of technical and non-technical background.
Strong knowledge of healthcare security and privacy standards such as HIPAA.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Solid knowledge of IT technological trends and systems
Demonstrated Lean or quality improvement training and experience
Experience working with consultants in implementing systems.
Familiarity with common interface standards and technologies.
Knowledge of business systems and practices in a large academic healthcare institution.
Certification in IT management strategy such as ITIL, Sigma, CGEIT, PMP.