| UW Medicine's IT Services department is looking for an outstanding Director of Research Information Technologies 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 dependentsAND 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...Tax Exempt!
Dependent Care Assistance program!
On-site Childcare Centers!
Long Term Disability insurance!
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!
U-PASS transportation program and discounted parkingPRE-TAX!
Tuition Exemption program at the UW (and other colleges around the state)!
Housing resources and home buying options!
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 and more, please visit click here.
And now for some of the "official" language:
The primary responsibility of the Director of Research Information Technologies (DRIT) position is to provide operational oversight of the clinical research information systems teams at UW Medicine under the guidance and strategic leadership of the Chief Research Information Officer. The DRIT will direct, oversee, and manage the teams which support the research informatics solutions for UW Medicine. These platforms include the clinical trials management system IT implementation team, the Northwest Biotrust consent process, the Translational Research and Innovation Lab in collaboration with the Health Sciences Library, and the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) biomedical informatics platform teams. The ITHS teams include the clinical study data collection platform (RedCap) group, the Electronic Health Record research consulting, and the infrastructure development team. The number and focus of teams may fluctuate to meet strategic priorities. Under the direction of administrative and scientific leadership, this person leads the research, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of highly complex information systems (some locally developed, some open source, some commercial) that are used in support of research initiatives at UW Medicine.
The DRIT is responsible for providing professional leadership, encompassing design and implementation of management processes in coordination with customers, IT Services team managers and members, and vendors. The position is also responsible for ensuring that the teams have process documents, support procedures, documentation and necessary resources to accomplish their functions.
Due to the complexity of the research IT needs at UW Medicine, the overall leadership of the research informatic platform teams by the DRIT will be tightly coordinated with the Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO). The CRIO is a faculty member with a background in biomedical informatics and enterprise research information systems. The CRIO will be responsible for development and refinement of the vision and strategic plan for clinical and translational informatics at UW Medicine. The CRIO will engage faculty to enable usage and support for platforms developed by the DRIT. The DRIT and CRIO will jointly work on assigning and coordinating faculty and staff of specific platforms and informatic projects.
Because of the broad and complex nature of UW Medicine, its information systems and the close interactions between the clinical, financial, QA/QI, operational and research systems and their applications, the DRIT must develop strong working relationships with ITS leadership. Accountability to the Chief Operating Officer of UW Medicine IT Services (ITS) will ensure consistency with ITS practices and procedures in a complex, diverse IT environment and is intended to support strong linkages with clinical and business operations. The position reports directly to both the COO of ITS and the CRIO as described above. Collaborative relationships with ITS directors, including the Director of Clinical Applications responsible for EpicCare and Cerner, the Director of Enterprise Business Systems willl be essential in balancing the needs of the clinical and business space with those of research. Because of the dependancy on data and analytics, relationships with both the Director of Analytics and the Chief Analytics Officer will be important. The interdependency of business, clinical and research clinical systems and their associated workflows and data necessitates a collaborative and cooperative rapport between these leaders.
The DRIT will work with diverse UW Medicine personnel, such as administrators, directors, managers, physicians, staff, and vendors to ensure that system design, implementation, and ongoing support meets client business requirements.
UW Medicine includes a complex inventory of information systems. Data warehouses within UW Medicine must integrate this information and its vocabularies and syntax, and present it in a consistent manner. The incumbent must be able to work with a diversity of both technology and staff.
This position promotes the implementation of UW Medicine IT Services' strategy, focusing on providing our customer community with well-supported services and tools consistent with meeting federal, state, and accreditation regulations, standards and guidelines for UW Medicine. The position will be responsible to the Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UW Medicine ITS and receives strategic guidance from an Executive level governance committee (the Research Informatics Advisory Committee). The DRIT under the guidance and strategic leadership of the CRIO would be responsible for leading the overall Research IT unit and would including working with CRIO on strategic planning, and leading implementation, budgeting, staffing and supervision of both professional staff and faculty involved with research data platforms at UW Medicine. The DRIT would likely work with faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) on research IT needs in research projects and other activities.
Project Management (40%)
Develop and manage complex projects using standard project methodologies.
Perform initial project analysis and planning, including feasibility studies, proposals and detailed tasks lists; determine scope and duration of projects, plan future systems development and maintenance. Coordinate with other teams (internal and external) to facilitate implementation of integrated project deliverables.
Oversee collaborations with other institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital.
Work with the ITHS Executive Director to implement planned IT infrastructure and translational research enabling projects.
Ensure that status reports are prepared as required for IT Services management, teammates, customers, advisory committees, and other groups as required.
Ensure that departmental and team standards are followed for programming, configuration control, and quality assurance and version releases.
Maintain knowledge of and adhere to all UW Medicine policies and procedures.
Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes as assigned.
Keep abreast of applicable state and national regulations and directions for healthcare including electronic medical records, health insurance reform, and other regulations that can impact hospitals, healthcare reporting, data warehousing, and patient and financial data.
Provide leadership for execution of overall enterprise research informatic strategy.
Ensure execution on data platform development efforts.
Participate in strategic planning of ITS in the area of information technology and clinical research data.
Set standards of customer service and quality, championing their needs and expectations.
Integrate diverse work teams and members into a cohesive, functional research informatics team
In conjunction with the Chief Research Information Officer, coordinate the work of team members. Assign work and see that assignments are completed within specifications and specified timelines to meet Service Level Agreements (SLA's).
Work with team managers and customers at leadership level to identify needs for enhancements, business requirements, and priorities.
Lead work group meetings related to development, ongoing support, and maintenance.
Exercise organizational leadership to analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, and support complex applications and processes.
Accept responsibility for professional and technical development; perform self-directed technical and professional training to stay current with technology.
Project-specific IT budget oversight.
Provide management, coaching and supervision of the managers of six teams of technical staff.
Responsibility for oversight, advice and recommendations to managers below the DRIT regarding hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, terminations, assignment of work and reviewing work.
Data Management, Platform (20%)
Manage the process of ensuring that the production environment and processes meet the turnaround, response time, data quality, and reliability requirements of the client community.
Working independently, direct the implementation, maintainance and support of applications for enabling clinical research.
Direct rigorous quality assurance testing through all phases of development to ensure that high quality products are released.
Responsible for defining hardware and software recommentions, including PC based functions.
Investigate and handle complaints relating to application performance. Initiate corrective action to resolve problems discovered.
Create and maintain documentation, such as knowledge base, upgrade instructions, etc.
Exercise initiative, follow-up and effective prioritization in performing and coordinating tasks.
Protect confidentiality of provider, patient, and employee information with an understanding of current HIPAA regulations.
Facilitate BIME faculty interactions with Research Information Technology (RIT) project teams.
| What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know? |
The individual in this position is expected to work normal daytime hours. However, significant off-hours and weekends may be needed to resolve problems and during implementation and maintenance activities. This individual is also expected to be available for call on a 24x7 basis as needed.
Because of the physically separated sites for UW Medicine, this position requires the ability to quickly access sites, using personal means of transportation. Travel to/from includes, but is not limited to, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, downtown Seattle, and other facilities which are affiliated with UW Medicine.
This posting may not include the complete description for the role.
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.
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, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 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 University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or click here to send an email.
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