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Vice President, Applications (relocation available)

Reading Hospital Reading Full-Time
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Tower Health is a thriving regional health system in Southeastern Pennsylvania comprised of six hospitals and over 11,000 team members. Tower Health hospitals offer a dedication to care excellence and professional recognition that includes a Level I Trauma Center accredited hospital, Magnet® designation, and many other accolades. Elevate your career by leading Applications in a progressive health system committed to Advancing Health and Transforming Lives. Join the transformation.

Relocation is offered for this position. The work location is based in West Reading, PA.



Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, the Vice President of Applications directs the IT services for clinical, ancillary and business systems across Tower Health.

The Vice President of Applications:

  • Oversees management, maintenance, implementations, upgrades, support, and enhancements of the enterprise systems such that they meet performance and availability standards set for each of them.
  • Plans IT services in conjunction with clinical departmental leadership to ensure that systems and services meet business and operational needs of those departments.
  • Responsible for positioning the organization with appropriate information technology applications to react to changing healthcare demands. 
  • Researches marketplace keeping current on technology platforms that could be vital for Tower Health and monitors strategic marketplace trends.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of systems which support the effective and efficient flow of patient information across that system and maximize financial and clinical performance.
  • Works with direct report Directors and Managers on growth and development of staff, managers and directors. Responsible for overseeing a large application systems group, the human resource processes for the staff, including justification requests for new positions, filling vacancies and advancement of other HR processes.
  • Works with all levels of leadership across Tower Health. Partners with organizational leadership to create strategies and roadmaps for the implementation and utilization of technology applications.
  • Works with physicians and employees across the organization.
  • Ensures implementations are on time and on budget.
  • Manages key vendor contracts and relationships.
  • Serves as a next level of escalation to manage difficult service situations effectively.


Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • A genuine, strong Tower Health cultural fit with a passion for Tower Health's IT philosophy.
  • Approachable, strategic leader with a proven ability to build and sustain trusting relationships across the enterprise at all levels and demonstrated customer focus.
  • Proven ability to design and drive change.
  • Experience with the transformation of applications.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with computer and enterprise-wide technology systems required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Director or Sr. Director level experience leading IT delivery services across a large organization required. Experience integrating applications across a growing health system preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of healthcare experience required. Epic experience required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with Microsoft Office.
 

Skills required

Information Systems
Metrics
Risk Management
Governance
Risk Assessments
Service Level Agreement
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Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people.

Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care - from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing and Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and we have a comprehensive physician network. All of our facilities participate in our partnership with the UPMC Health Plan.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services - all right here in our region.

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