IT - Manager of Clinical Systems
St. Joseph's Hospital - Syracuse, NY

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POSITION TITLE: Manager

CLASSIFICATION:GRADE:MISSION STATEMENT:
We are passionate healers dedicated to honoring the Sacred in our sisters and brothers.

VISION:
To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.

CORE VALUES:
In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing: Compassion through our kindness, concern and genuine caring, Reverence in honoring the dignity of the human spirit, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being and speaking the truth.

RELATIONSHIP-BASED CAREGUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Caring and healing practices are found in relationships, communication and the hospital setting. Patients are actively involved in their care and experience a therapeutic relationship with the caregiver.
Patient care is designed to meet patient and family needs while taking into account the unique needs of each patient. These values are consistent in practice and include patient advocacy, safety and education.
Teamwork promotes clinical excellence and is rooted in effective communication, accountability and continuity of care and respect for co-workers.
Caring leaders create an environment in which caring relationships happen. These leaders emerge from all levels of the network helping to create a shared vision reflecting the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph’s.
JOB SUMMARY: Manager – Clinical Systems
Accountable for managing all aspects of planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of core clinical, physician and nursing systems at St. Joseph’s. Provide direction for and management of clinical information management functions throughout the organization. Works closely with clinical leadership to ensure the delivery of applications that support the care model at St. Joseph’s. Will directly manage the clinical informatics team, and serve as a key member of the management team within our IT organization.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:
The Manager of Clinical Systems will be responsible for the following: Assists with developing and maintaining IT tactical plans for the delivery of clinical information systems. Manages the plan, and Clinical Systems team to ensure that project plans are being followed and timelines are being met. Provides technical leadership and direction. Works within the clinical informatics governance program to help validate workflow, process, content and usability. Has responsibility for ensuring that these are translated and delivered as functioning, efficient clinical applications. Acts as the primary liaison between IT, Clinical Staff and Physician Staff to insure that implementations are optimized based on clinical workflow design. Assumes responsibility for maintenance and support for existing clinical systems. Designs, specifies, and helps implement integration plans and strategies by working with vendors, staff, and customers. Helps evaluate and assess new clinical information systems. Responsible for the communication of initiatives, timelines and status. Assist with hardware/device selection based on optimal workflow. Primary liaison with computer software vendors. Assists in developing, reviewing, and implementing department policies and procedures. Staff supervision.
SKILLS AND BACKGROUND
  • Decisive, flexible, problem solver and results oriented with the ability and desire to achieve goals quickly.
  • Energetic, self-confident and persuasive
  • Solid technical grounding, project management and implementation experience
  • Experience working with a variety of vendors and implementing and supporting multiple products for all applications is highly desirable
  • Proven leadership abilities and a comprehensive knowledge of healthcare information systems and advanced clinical system products.
  • Understand hospitals and the importance of technology to improve patient care
  • Customer focused and service oriented
  • Flexible/easy to work with
  • Comfortable presenting to senior management, physicians and all levels of staff
  • Experience leading complex advanced clinical information systems implementations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in a clinical discipline or other related degree required.
Previous management role required. Experience in clinical information
systems with experience in clinical informatics, information systems,
project management and system selection is necessary.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal, motivational and conflict resolution skills. Strong participatory management, team building and administrative skills. Broad based knowledge of related regulatory compliance requirements. Experience with capital expenditure and budgeting preferred.
LEAD, Core to be completed within twenty-four months.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:
Exposure Class I or II, service specific - various, depending on service - limited exposure to situations which could cause serious illness or injury. May involve exposure to blood, body fluids, excretions or secretions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Medium work: some lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling.

WORK CONTACT GROUP:
All services, employees, medical staff, visitors, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.

SUPERVISED BY:
Director

SUPERVISES:
Coordinators, individual contributors and staff.

CAREER PATH:
Director

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