Are you a skilled strategic and resilient technology leader with experience in driving innovation in a healthcare environment? If you are enthusiastic to lead modern service innovations that truly make a difference, keep reading.
Drive change with us and transform lives in the process. As an expert in multi-phase project planning, we need you to manage the development of our five-year IT strategic plan, guiding our executive leadership on the implementation of emerging technologies and planning the modernization of our information technology infrastructure and framework.
DSHS’s Behavioral Health Administration works to transform lives through dedication to the wellness of people, their families, and the community through behavioral health intervention, treatment, and education. Your role as IT Director in this mission is complex, yet significant. We need someone who is committed to helping us carry out the Governor’s plan for transforming behavioral healthcare in the state of Washington. Becoming a state government technology leader and modernizing our technology in-patient care is a major part of this initiative.
Our IT staff enables this work, driving innovations in health care areas such as electronic medication dispersal, electronic patient records, telework solutions, cloud computing, and even connecting patients with loved ones. We need your knowledge to grow our behavioral health IT infrastructure, which will include helping us build a roadmap for procurement, development, and implementation of IT solutions that align performance for success. The IT Director serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Administration, controls an annual budget of $8 million, and leads innovation across our organization to include our three major hospitals. Your strategic vision and the solutions your team of 65 information technology professionals provide will improve patient care, and enable the important work of our 4,200+ employees. We need a positive, hands-on professional who can drive innovation, then delegate and empower staff to eliminate security risks, ensure capacity planning, and oversee hardware, software, storage, and server systems, while increasing customer satisfaction.
Some of what you’ll do
Who should apply
Professionals with at least 10 years of progressively increasing management/leadership experience in information technology AND a Bachelor’s degree or higher involving major study in Information Technology/Computer Science, Medical or Healthcare Informatics, Business or Public Administration, or closely allied fields (including coursework in Leadership, Law, Statistics, or Hospital Operations)
Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities:
This Leadership role will take a great deal of knowledge and learned IT skills consisting of:
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