Job Description

Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the nation's leading operators of general acute care hospitals. Ther organization owns, operates or leases 120 hosptials in 20 states with approximately 24,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities.

The Market Chief Information Officer (CIO) creates, supports and directs development of local information systems, and short/long range plans in concert with hospital goals and objectives for Northwest Healthcare System based on and in collaboration with CHS corporate strategy and direction.  The Market CIO will be responsible for ensuring alignment with hospital and market strategies as well as maximizing physician engagement.
Recruits and retains staff with appropriate skills to design, implement and support complex hospital and physician practice information technology and systems.  Directs the evolution of the information systems staff organization in concert with hospital, division and corporate goals and objectives.  Ensures on-time and on-budget performance of information systems operations and projects, and compliance with regulations and hospital and corporate policies.  Uses metrics to demonstrate value and quality of information systems and projects.  Defines appropriate service levels and regularly reports on system availability and performance.


Qualifications

Education
Required:  Degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or hospital management.
Preferred:  Masters degree
Experience:
Required:  Ten (10) years experience in information services management, including experience with application development, implementation, project management and user support, with minimum of seven (7) years in leadership role.
Preferred:  Experience with Acquisitions, Divestitures and mergers; ROI analysis; Contract review & management; Data center operations; LAN and WAN operations.
Qualified candidates should demonstrate a high level of administrative and analytical skills necessary to provide overall direction and strategic planning in an information service environment.  Demonstrate an extremely high level of interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to effectively interact with customers.  Additionally, must demonstrate extensive knowledge of information processing and distribution systems including application/programming tools, voice, data, video, imaging and text communication systems and related networks, as well as applicable regulations.

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