Director of Research Information Technology

  • Portland, ME
  • MaineHealth - Corporate
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Management/Leadership
  • Req #: 137684
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Summary

Director, Research Information Technologies (DRIT)

MaineHealth Information Technology and Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) are looking for an outstanding Director of Research Information Technology (Director). This is an exciting new system-level leadership position that will help advance MaineHealth’s mission to improve the health of the people of Maine through research and partnerships across the organization.

The Director will focus 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 MaineHealth and help us grow research opportunities across our system.

Under the direction of the Vice President, Clinical and Business Solutions and in partnership with the Vice President of Research, the Director will participate in the development of research information system strategy and implementation; direct the on-going maintenance and support, architecture, analysis and design services of research information systems; manage the research technology project portfolio and oversee teams of information technology professionals, data analysts and project managers to support internal and external clients of MaineHealth research.

The Director will provide leadership and vision for enterprise research IT services that support faculty and other researchers in all disciplines. Programs and systems under the Director’s leadership will include but are not limited to the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS), Research IT needs for the MaineHealth EHR (EPIC), the collaboration with Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), research data warehousing needs, big data and analytics, and patient cohort identification platforms.

This position will need to exercise substantial discretion, independent judgment, and decision-making authority. Responsibilities are to be carried out at a significantly high level of technical expertise, providing advice and counsel to the Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Research as well as MaineHealth executive leaders. This position must have deep relationships with executive teams, stakeholders, clinicians, researchers, and technical and business operations teams to successfully develop, implement, and manage the Research Information Technologies program.

The overall leadership of the research informatics platform is tightly coordinated with the MaineHealth Vice President of Research and the broader management and leadership team of MMCRI. The Director will join a dynamic IT team, including MaineHealth’s incoming Chief Information Officer, who brings a strong clinical informatics background. This position will serve as a key role to MaineHealth’s strategic vision, particularly as it relates to the research strategic plan.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Master’s Degree Or Ph.D.
    • License/Certification: N/A.
    • Experience: 10 plus years of proven leadership experience including demonstrated success of work on large scale projects.
    • Expert facilitation and collaboration skills.
    • Outstanding business acumen.
    • Outstanding organizational skills including knowledge of quality and project management tools and techniques.
    • Demonstrated success establishing and implementing initiatives at a strategic level.

Additional Information

MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at www.mainehealth.org

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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