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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Directs, manages and coordinates all aspects for the IT department at Haxtun Hospital District (HHD).  Develops and implements all IT policies to ensure smooth and continuous operation of entire IT system including network, security, and compliance by IT of all healthcare rules and regulations.  Ensures all technology, tools, software, telecommunication devices, and network infrastructure meet or exceed the strategic vision of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Information Technology degree or certification
  • Two (2) or more years of networking and information technology experience
  • Related knowledge of Healthcare
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to be on call after hours for emergent issues

General Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill and / or ability required:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • General office materials/supplies
  • Information Systems
  • Telephone systems
  • Networking Tools/ Materials

Security and Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all aspects of department operations effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations, which includes problem solving issues and ensuring effective processing.
  • Develops and documents department procedures to ensure consistent and accurate processing.
  • Works with other departments in providing services and resources.
  • Monitors workflow and departmental processes.
  • Develops and maintains department policies.
  • Sets and achieves department goals and objectives.
  1. Develops and pro-actively maintains all systems, hardware, software, security, and network configurations.
  • Manages and supports Telecommunication and Network Infrastructure devices.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment.
  • Improves and documents IT procedures and methods.
  • Supports, manages, and upgrades HHD computers, laptops, servers and applications.
  • Provides end-user information technology support.
  • Maintains the integrity of ePHI per state and federal laws and regulations.
  1. Oversees and performs employee relations functions effectively to promote a positive work environment, influence retention and enhance communication.
  • Works with department management to ensure effectiveness in the application of employee relations within their areas of accountability.
  • Develops, supports, and actively seeks activities and establishes an environment that promotes recognition and retention for employees.
  • Communicates effectively and provides feedback to staff which may include department meetings, individual employee meetings, rounding, etc….
  • Addresses employee issues in an effective and timely manner.
  • Communicates with Administrator and HR regarding employee issues appropriately in an effort to obtain guidance and reduce potential organizational liability.
  • Enforces and interprets policies and procedures with employees, as necessary.
  • Administers annual performance appraisal process for staff, with feedback for positive reinforcement of strengths and opportunities for growth/improvement.
  1. Recruits and develops a qualified and productive workforce.
  • Maintains and creates reporting job descriptions.
  • Recruits effectively for department positions by following established hiring practices and guidelines.
  • Orients new employees in a thorough manner to department and organizational operations and procedures.
  • Provides training to department staff in an appropriate and thorough manner.
  • Offers opportunity for continuing education by sharing own knowledge, accessing internal opportunities, and considering external opportunities to support the continued development of department staff
  1. Oversees departmental financial operations.
  • Maintains, develops, monitors and reports budgets, expenses, variances and strategic planning for department.
  • Maintains timekeeping records and updates appropriately and accurately for department staff.
  • Works with vendors and management, as appropriate, to negotiate best value purchases.
  • Guides and participates in annual budgeting planning process for areas of responsibility.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Department: Information Technology
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Base Wage: $73,715.20/annual (additional salary commensurate with education and experience)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement offered with Employer Contribution. Additional Voluntary Benefits offered for Full Time position.