The Vice President (VP) of IT is responsible for providing direction and management of system wide information technology strategies for the Medical Group and works closely with peer and senior level management in the Medical Group to derive a detailed understanding of their business, infrastructure and human capital needs from a systems perspective. This position serves as the leader for other Medical Group IT management team members, prioritizing new projects and providing oversight to the project management teams to ensure consistent, timely implementation, and development of internal applications that support the clinical and financial needs of the Medical Group and demonstrate the RWJBH mission and vision. The VP of IT fosters the relationship between the Medical Group leadership and Corporate IT leadership to ensure systems are in place to ensure a high-quality and safe patient experience, adequate support for providers to deliver patient care, and productive and profitable operations.
The Vice President (VP) of IT is responsible for providing direction and management of system wide information technology strategies for the Medical Group and works closely with peer and senior level management in the Medical Group to derive a detailed understanding of their business, infrastructure and human capital needs from a systems perspective. The VP of IT is responsible for managing both RWJBH s heritage systems (Cerner Powerworks, Allscripts Touchworks, GE Centricty, and DB Motion) and driving the implementation of the new integrated EHR, Epic. The VP of IT is responsible for assessing content, implementation strategies, and the impact those strategies will have on workflows, policies and operations for their respective programs/applications within RWJBH. In addition to the duties discussed in the Role Description, VP of IT for the Medical Group is responsible for the following:
Strategic and Innovative Development and Design
Providing direction for the strategic development, implementation, and support for their respective programs/applications
Driving assessment of needs and implementation of strategies to link practice guidelines to practice-based electronic medical records systems, including recommendations on future direction for health care informatics within the organization
Managing and directing the development, the design and build of their respective programs/applications including overall content and integrated workflows
Providing process and application implementation subject matter knowledge
Providing guidance on governance decisions and on defining roles and responsibilities
Strategic Management of Medical Group Initiatives
Strategic oversight of Medical Group IT Site Director and IT Ambulatory team who manage and implement the day-to-day tracking of area-specific content and integrated development of project milestones in every phase
Ensuring quality and timeliness of final deliverables achieved by Medical Group IT
Participating in change control reviews and change approvals for their respective programs/applications
Reviewing and approving actions related to quality or risks associated with implementation for their respective programs/applications
Identifying and providing support in resolving integrated issues across the applications slated for implementation and post-implementation sustainability.
Resolving escalated issues that may arise during the project and appropriate collaboration and communication with Medical Group stakeholders
Facilitating respective Epic governance group(s) with Operational Ambulatory Program Manager
Coordinating with the other VPs, Medical Group stakeholders, program leads, governance groups and integrated workgroups on cross-functional content and workflows
Maintaining ongoing communication and collaboration with the IT Project Director and Steering Committee, including decisions, escalations, status reports, and change orders
Maintaining ongoing communication and collaboration with the Medical Group CMIO and the Senior Operational Leaders of the Medical Group including timeline, sequencing, and operational readiness approach
Managing relationship with Vendor resources for their respective programs/applications
Providing leadership, support and management for team leads and project resources
Managing application team leads and resources, including conducting team leads and resources performance evaluations
Identifying and fostering talent in all team members
Adaptability/Flexibility: Demonstrating flexibility with respect to changing end-user business needs.
Innovation & Critical Thinking: The ability proffer innovative ideas to serve the business needs as it relates to the systems supporting the Medical Group operations; willingness to strategize with key stakeholders in an open-minded way; and analyze and implement an idea or concept, taking into account all multi-disciplined facets of the health system and Medical Group.
Dependability: The ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities and ensure that they are completed in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner. Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
Initiative: The ability and willingness to recognize assignments or tasks that need to be completed, to seek out additional assignments or tasks, and to help others.
Interpersonal Skills: The ability to communicate information clearly and concisely with key stakeholders, project leadership and subject matter experts; the ability to gain trust and establish effective relationships with Medical Group stakeholders, IT leadership and Epic counterparts.
Learning: The ability and willingness to learn new software and systems.
Listening: Listening actively and attentively to ensure that the intended message has been accurately received, holding responses until the person has finished making their point, and repeating information to ensure accuracy.
Solution-Driven: Seeking, logically examining, and interpreting information from different sources to determine a problem's cause and developing a course of action to resolve the problem and to prevent its recurrence.
Resilience: The ability to persevere in difficult situations, overcome obstacles, and reach high levels of performance when faced with stressful work situations and time pressures.
Bachelor s degree or equivalent years of relevant work experience required.
Master s degree in Health Care, Information Technology, Business, or related field preferred.
Minimum five (5) years project management experience implementing clinical information systems and/or large-scale and complex enterprise-wide initiatives in an ambulatory setting; Ten+ (10) years preferred.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills, facilitation/training skills, project management capabilities, and leadership orientation.
Strong assertiveness skills and ability to manage conflict in a variety of situations
Superior organizational and people management skills
Demonstrated ability to align and motivate key process stakeholders, including physicians. practice operators, and other clinical/administrative staff
Demonstrated ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams
Experience in Epic EMR required
Licenses and Certifications
Applicable certification in one of the ambulatory applications preferred
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH- New Brunswick, RWJUH- Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence.
We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:
Short & Long Term Disability
Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.