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Chief Information Officer

Company: Shepherd Center
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Chief Information Officer page is loaded Chief Information Officer Apply locations Atlanta, GA time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R2584 Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Join us in our mission to help people with a temporary or permanent disability, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life. At Shepherd Center, you'll discover a diverse and inclusive environment, enlightened leadership, a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect. If you are seeking career advancement, continuing education opportunities coupled with a welcoming and fun workplace, competitive compensation and employment benefits, visit our -careers page - to explore current openings. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads the strategic planning and delivery of technology and systems required to support the organization's operations, establishes long-term needs for information systems, and provides highly effective solutions and IT infrastructure to achieve business needs and continuously improve operational efficiency. This role also serves as a member of the organization's executive team contributing to and supporting executive team initiatives and programs.

Reports to the Chief Executive Officer. Job Responsibilities

  • Directs all information technology (IT) activities within the organization.
  • Develops and implements IT strategy in alignment with business priorities, and develops long and short-range plans for information needs, systems development, hardware acquisition, and system integration.
  • Develops and maintains IT policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and data security while minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems.
  • Identifies trends in the Health IT sector and interprets the meaning of these changes to leadership.
  • Develops and evaluates project feasibility studies based on management's requirements and priorities.
  • Prioritizes IT initiatives and develops appropriate justification along with a supporting detailed definition of capital investments, data requirements, and affected departmental processes.
  • Ensures that IT projects, services, and operations are completed within the scope, schedule, and budget and that all objectives are successfully met.
  • Works with internal departments to identify opportunities for business value from IT, present new approaches for IT-enabled initiatives, identify user needs, resolve problems and discuss equipment/system changes. Ensures that information technology requirements are understood, prioritized, and met.
  • Grows collaborative relationships between the IT function and other departments and functions.
  • Maintains relationships with key IT vendors and maintains knowledge of current technology, equipment, prices, and terms of agreements to fully leverage Shepherd's investment to meet agreed customer service levels. Evaluates alternatives, performs appropriate cost benefit analysis, and recommends solutions that minimize costs with acceptable risks.
  • Plans, develops and directs all aspects of the organization's voice and data networks.
  • Develops, implements and directs the organization's information security program consistent with policies that support business objectives and requirements.
  • Develops, monitors and achieves budgets and key financial objectives.
  • Performs all necessary leadership functions to effectively manage the team: Ensures adherence of all staff to Shepherd Center's Standards of Behavior; Maintains a high-performance staff; Communicates areas of accountability and performance expected of team members; Creates strategic long-term people plan and department structure to effectively meet the key business initiatives; Conducts succession planning and develops individuals for future advancement.
  • Represents the IT function in all executive meetings and system-wide committees.
  • Participates in supporting the organization's vision, mission, and values and performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of Shepherd Center.
  • Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with Center and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Required Minimum Education
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration, or related field required. Master's degree in computer science, business administration or related field preferred.
    • Participation in continuing professional education with membership and participation in CHIME and/or HIMSS is a plus. Required Minimum Certification
      • No professional certification required. Required Minimum Experience
        • 10 years of information system experience in a healthcare or related setting required. 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a healthcare or related setting required. -
        • Experience developing enterprise IT strategies and leading transformation efforts. Required Minimum Skills
          • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship building.
          • Sound performance management skills and experience with an emphasis on change and the ability to develop consensus from independent parties to achieve the goals of the organization.
          • Knowledge of strategic and financial planning and management.
          • High degree of initiative, is self-directed and independent, and welcomes ideas and input of others.
          • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal with personnel situations and to act as a liaison to top management about all IT concerns.
          • Ability to work collaboratively with all business functions and build strong business partnerships and strong people leadership skills.
          • Ability to effectively lead/drive change and continual improvement.
          • Demonstrated expertise in successful management of complex IT implementation projects.
          • Demonstrated persuasion skills, especially at the executive leadership level.
          • Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues with multiple, often conflicting, requirements.
          • Demonstrated ability to develop a technology vision and strategy, then lead deployment of that strategy.
          • Demonstrated ability to attract, motivate, retain, and develop a diverse team of technical, applications, and technology support professionals.
          • Knowledge of HIPAA security, privacy and transactions regulations, healthcare analytics and decision support, and regulatory issues in healthcare.
          • Management skills to successfully perform the planning, directing, reporting, and administrative Accountabilities which are part of this position.
          • Comprehensive knowledge of information technology subjects and extensive knowledge of hardware and software; plus, the ability to keep abreast of advances in the HIT field. About Us Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.
            Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Patients at Shepherd Center get more than just medical care:They get an experience that brings healing and hope. Shepherd's team of highly specialized, experienced clinicians are dedicated to helping their patients rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life while promoting safety and injury prevention.
            Clinicians work with each person to create a blueprint for rehabilitation, tapping into state-of-the-art medical care, therapeutic equipment and comprehensive educational services. Staff members also serve as ambassadors to help patients navigate their journey over a lifetime. At Shepherd Center, we are a family, working together to help patients and their families obtain the care they need plus so much more. Shepherd Center is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. Shepherd Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Get In Touch Don't see a specific job that interest you? Introduce yourself to our recruiters and we'll get in touch if there's a role that seems like a good match. Shepherd Center, A Culture Like No Other 0:00 -/ - 1:10 It's important to be confident about the quality of care you or a loved one will receive when entering a rehabilitation or treatment program. At Shepherd Center, our expert clinicians help patients get the most out of rehabilitation. In fact, our patients are more independent and have better outcomes than the national average.

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