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 focusCustomer service mindsetInterpersonal skills and teamworkResults-oriented attitudeCommitmentAdaptability and flexibilityWhat are the perks?Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependents...AND 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 parking...PRE-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 click here.Under the general direction of the Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO), the Director of Research Information Technologies (DRIT) is a senior leader within UW Medicine Information Technology Services (ITS) who is responsible for providing operational oversight of the clinical research information systems teams at UW Medicine. This position leads the research, design, development, testing, and maintenance of highly complex information systems used in support of research initiatives at UW Medicine as well as direct, oversee, and manage the teams which support the research informatics solutions and platforms for UW Medicine. These include the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) Program Office, Research IT needs for the UW Medicine EHR, the Northwest Biotrust Consent Process, the Translational Research and Information Lab in collaboration with the UW Medicine Health Sciences Library, the National Center for Data To Health (CD2H), and the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Biomedical Informatics Platform teams. Teams include the Clinical Study Data Collection Platform (RedCap) team, the Software Engineering team; the Electronic Health Record Research Consulting team, and the Infrastructure Management team. The number and focus of teams may fluctuate to meet strategic organizational priorities.Due to the complexity of the Research IT needs at UW Medicine, the overall leadership of the research informatic platform teams by the DRIT is tightly coordinated with the 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 the ITS leaders of these areas. The position will report to the CRIO and will work closely with ITS executives to include the Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, the Chief Technology Officer, the Chief Analytics Officer, and the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer. Collaborative relationships with ITS directors will be essential in balancing the needs of the clinical and business space with those of research. Because of the dependency on data and analytics, relationships with both the Senior Director for Analytics and the Chief Analytics Officer will be especially important. The interdependency of data, analytics and research clinical systems and their associated workflows and data necessitates a collaborative and cooperative rapport between these leaders. This position exercises substantial discretion, independent judgment and decision-making authority in applying the responsibilities called for. Responsibilities are to be carried out at a significantly high level of technical expertise; providing authoritative advice and counsel to the CRIO and Chief Information Officer as well as UW Medicine executive leaders; collaborating with executive teams, stakeholders, researchers, and technical and business operations teams to successfully develop, implement and manage the Research Information Technologies program.This position will participate in the development of research system strategy and implementation; direct the on-going maintenance & support, architecture, analysis and design services of research systems; manage the research project portfolio and oversee teams of information technology professionals, data analysts and project managers to support internal and external clients of UW Medicine. This position specifically promotes UW Medicine's research strategy, focusing on providing our research community with well-supported services and tools that meet federal, state, and accreditation regulations as well as standards and guidelines for UW Medicine. This position is responsible for providing professional leadership, encompassing design and implementation of management processes in coordination with research clients, ITS' team managers and members, and vendors.This position is responsible to the CRIO and receives strategic direction from an executive level governance committee. During strategic planning and setting operational direction, this position engages in a dyad leadership with the CRIO. The CRIO's operational focus is typically with faculty; however, the DRIT's operational focus is with professional staff and faculty, to include those within the University's Institute of Translational Health Sciences and Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME). The DRIT will work with diverse UW Medicine personnel, such as administrators, directors, managers, faculty, staff, and vendors to ensure that system design, implementation, and ongoing support meets client business requirements. UW Medicine holds 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.Responsibilities include:Leadership and Strategy (60%)Provide leadership for execution of overall enterprise research informatics 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 clients 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. 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, maintenance 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 recommendations, 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. 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. 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.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. Project-specific IT budget oversight. Work with the ITHS Executive Director to implement planned IT infrastructure and translational research enabling projects. Facilitate BIME faculty interactions with Research Information Technology (RIT) project teams. Ensure that status reports are prepared as required for IT Services management, teammates, customers, advisory committees, and other groups as required.What you'll bring to the table: (minimum requirements) Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology or Biomedical Informatics discipline (i.e. Computer Science, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Healthcare Information, Business Management, etc.)7+ years experience must include the following:5+ years' experience working in an academic research environment.5+ years of progressive supervisory/management experience.5+ years' experience in a complex healthcare environment.2+ years' experience in data warehousing and biomedical informatics platforms.Ideally, you'll also have: (desired skills and experience)Master's degree in an Information Technology or Biomedical Informatics focused discipline (i.e. Computer Science, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Healthcare Information, Business Management, etc.)Doctoral level training in an analytics focused discipline.Experience with clinical trials management system software.2+ years' experience with McKesson and/or Epic and/or Caradigm/Amalga analytics, reporting and data warehousing applications.Familiarity with research budgeting models.Familiarity with web based software engineering, databases such as MySQL and SQL Server, and clinical information technology environment.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.Successful candidates must have the ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.The application process for UW Medicine positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process (i.e. Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others). Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
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