Director Of Imaging Services


Employment Type: Permanent

Job Number: 27023


Job Description

Director, Imaging Information Services


Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the imaging department, including operations, budget, personnel oversight, and information services integration.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, best practices, and optimal information system utilization.
  • Manage the acquisition, maintenance, and utilization of imaging equipment, ensuring seamless integration with information systems.
  • Lead a team of imaging and information services professionals, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers to deliver efficient and effective patient care through innovative technology solutions.
  • Oversee quality assurance and performance improvement initiatives to optimize patient care, quality, safety, and information systems.
  • Analyze departmental data and prepare reports to monitor performance, identify areas for improvement, and inform technology-driven solutions.
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders, including physicians, referring providers, external vendors, and information services leadership.
  • Stay up-to-date on advancements in medical imaging technology, healthcare information systems, and best practices.
  • Assist with creating business strategies and proposing implementation methods for content within imaging programs.
  • Drive continual process improvement in delivering information services for the imaging department.
  • Monitor, manage, and report operational updates to support efficient and effective resource utilization and prioritization planning.
  • Provide oversight in the analysis and evaluation of current information systems and procedures, as well as the development of system design and workflow modifications for optimization of processes.
  • Lead and manage a team, including recruiting, onboarding, training, mentoring, and development.
  • Proactively engage with CHRISTUS business units to support the development and accomplishment of CHRISTUS strategies and objectives.
  • Communicate with senior leadership and management to establish clear expectations regarding integrating designated imaging programs and information services.
  • Establish end-user support service levels and work with Business Leadership and IS to drive technology improvements based on user needs and organizational goals.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience in a leadership role within a healthcare imaging department and information technology.
  • Master's degree in healthcare administration, business administration, Information Services, or a related field is preferred (MBA or MHSA preferred).
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, business, or a related field, plus applicable leadership experience in an Imaging department, is also acceptable.
  • Exhibit excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, solve problems effectively, and manage complex projects.
  • Aware of emerging trends, best practices in Medical Imaging and Information Services, and evolving regulatory requirements with information services implications.
  • Capable of evaluating the needs of the business and presenting technology-driven solutions along with workflows to information services leadership.
  • Experience working closely with clinical leaders to standardize solutions, workflows, and practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to patient safety, high-quality care, and continuous improvement through technology innovation.
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of crucial healthcare information systems (Epic and associated products preferred).
  • Possess the financial skills related to budgeting, forecasting, and managing multi-million-dollar budgets.
  • Experience in providing and managing customer support in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Experience with relevant ITIL support and delivery processes (ITIL Certification preferred).
  • Discuss the proven ability to manage multiple and complex projects.