Director of Clinical Information Systems

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Director of Clinical Information Systems for the first shift at UC Health. This is a hybrid role and some work will be able to be done from home, as long as you live in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky while employed.

The Director of Clinical Information Systems will support the UC Health, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

The Director of Clinical Information Systems will manage a team of Information Systems professionals to support and improve clinical operations. The Director plans and directs all aspects of design, implementation and maintenance of clinical information systems to effectively apply technology solutions to improve clinical operations. The Director performs administrative and management functions for the health system's clinical Information Systems area.


The Director is responsible for translating the mission, strategic goals and program priorities of the organization into department operations. The Director will be responsible for providing leadership, direction and management of information systems that directly support clinical information system solutions. The Director manages the analysis, selection, design, implementation and support of clinical information systems solutions to manage and improve clinical operations. The Director will report directly to the Chief Information Officer and work closely with the Chief Health Information Officer and the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the health system.
  • Plans, prioritizes, summarizes, directs and supervises staff, users and vendors in clinical systems development and support functions with an emphasis on complete, accurate, compliant and secure systems.
  • Provides functional and technical leadership for the implementation and support of software applications (internally or vendor developed), enhancements, and modifications.
  • Prepares and recommends short- and long-term goals and objectives for the systems development and support functions and in support of the overall IS strategy.
  • Provides insight and the appropriate level of reporting to various leaders and partners within the organization.
  • Monitors system issues and performance and when necessary escalates issues to the appropriate stakeholders and supports incident and problem management efforts.
  • Supervises and conducts special analyses, such as requirements analysis, system feasibility studies, systems selection and process improvement projects.
  • Insures the development of functionally is accurate, efficient, well-tested and is accountable for post implementation reviews.
  • Insures that limitations and constraints (cost, time volumes, benefits, and risks) and controls (security, audit, operational) are considered, documented and reported to the CIO.
  • Develops capital and operating budgets and demonstrates fiscal leadership and responsibility in utilizing resources appropriately.
  • Ensures that the information security, which includes access control, disaster recovery, and business continuity are properly addressed and aligned with business strategies.
  • Interfaces and partners with user departments to exchange information and ideas, review requests for service, and/or resolve problems in order to meet customer needs.
  • Stays abreast of emerging risks, technologies, recalls and product safety concerns for devices and systems.
  • Establishes a knowledge base of issues and resolutions for common system and process issues.


  • Bachelor's degree required in a related field from an accredited college or university is required and a master's degree in business, or related field is preferred.
  • Ten years information systems leadership experience as a supervisor or manager in a large hospital, academic medical center or healthcare setting.
  • Five years of experience in both technical and strategic roles in healthcare environments (in integrated healthcare systems).
  • Advanced clinical system experience highly preferred with solid experience in understanding clinical workflow.
  • Prior experience with technical support and information security management around the electronic medical record health systems.
  • Documented success in addressing business needs with information management solutions and practices and leading the design, development, deployment, and support of clinical information systems.
  • Proven ability to organize and effectively manage a complex, cross-segment business change initiative.
  • Ability to analyze and present data to influence behavior, stimulate innovation, promote best practices, and drive organizational change.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and interpersonal effectiveness required to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines, e.g., physicians, administrative, external agencies and vendors.
  • Executive presence and the capable of consistently exercising diplomacy, patience, and tact with the ability to direct, educate and manage the customers.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Organizational skills, along with attention to detail, and the ability to achieve deadlines in a complex, dynamic environment.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

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As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

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