Vice President of IT (Healthcare)

  • 51282
  • 11 Mar 2019
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Information Tech
  • $150 - $200
  • Nate Skow

Job Description

Vice President of Information Technology


Location: Brooklyn


Industry: Specialty Healthcare

I am working with a multi-site specialty healthcare group that is seeking an experienced IT leader with experience in a multi-site healthcare group. This organization focuses on assisting parents who's child may fall on the autism spectrum. This group uses various techniques to increase useful behavior and make learning enjoyable. With over 400 therapists in the group, they can offer personalized treatment to their patients.


This is a newly created position that will be both tactical and strategic in nature. That means that you would be involved with vendor management, strategy, application deployment, team building, and the integration of systems.


The most important qualifications for this role will be someone who has solid hands-on business systems applications experience, multi-site integration experience, and specialty healthcare experience.


Responsibilities will include the following:


  1. Provide focused, business-minded IT leadership, emphasizing IT’s measurable contribution to business success and business metrics (revenue growth, profitability, market share, expense, etc.). Direct experience with IT planning and budget management is required.
  2. Recruit, motivate and develop a superior staff as required to fulfill company needs. Build and lead a talented, flexible, responsive world-class systems organization that has a high sense of urgency, is patient-oriented and exceptionally responsive.
  3. Operationalize IT processes across the company. Determine where new development is required versus implementing packaged solutions. Rationalize the enterprise application suite to improve functionality, eliminate redundancies, and reduce cost.
  4. Experience with add-on integration. Driving technology integration for multiple acquisitions.
  5. Establish credibility throughout the organization, and set an example as a proactive senior leader and change agent who earns respect by demonstrating a sound understanding of business objectives and goals.
  6. Oversee the deployment of company-wide technology standards spanning both applications and infrastructure. The VP of IT must ensure compliance with corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems.
  7. Oversee the company’s network infrastructure and provide security, regulatory compliance and provision for disaster recovery. Maintain security of all data proprietary to the company and provide for the complete backup of all computer systems in case of system failure or disaster.
  8. Evaluate, select, and implement new technology needed to support the company, including relevant mobile and imaging technologies.
  9. Identify opportunities to enhance revenue and/or reduce costs by finding the right balance of internal and external IT team members and resources.
  10. Team building experience 


Qualified candidates should have the following:


  1. Fifteen or more years of progressive IT management experience in a fast-paced, high growth services business with hands-on knowledge of the unique demands of a customer software development environment with a patient-centric business is required.
  2. Familiarity with HIPAA, healthcare services and its reimbursement models, particularly those healthcare services niches which deal directly with patients.
  3. At least five years of experience managing IT service providers.
  4. Experience integrating the various IT platforms of acquired companies into a cohesive, unified system would be very valuable given future potential acquisition activity.
  5. Experience in the building out of IT teams that are able to execute quickly and effectively but with big-picture business objectives in mind that align to the vision of senior company management. Ability to strike the right balance of onshore and offshore resources in these teams to maximize company ROI in this function.

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