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IT Security & Risk Management Leader at Northwest Community Healthcare

IT Security & Risk Management Leader

Northwest Community Healthcare Arlington Heights, IL Full-Time

Shift: Full time, Days, Rotatingor Weekend as needed

Reporting to the VP, Information Technology & CIO and partnering effectively with other teams within NCH, the IT Security Program and Risk Management Leader supports the organization by building out and managing an organizational IT Security and Risk Program with services to include Security Assessment and Authorization SA&A, security architecture and engineering, network monitoring, risk and threat management, Network Event and Information Security Management (SIEM), vulnerability management, Incident Response and Forensic Investigations.

The IT Security Program and Risk Management Leader impacts our customers by working with business, legal, privacy, compliance, and technical teams across NCH. The IT Security Program and Risk Manager evaluates and documents business requirements and project plans projects, as well as authoring and refining security policies as well as identifying cyber security risks and forming plans to mitigate the risks.

1. Researches, develops, promotes and implements training solutions to meet department and project needs, including instructor-led and e-Learning approaches. Collaborates with all levels of the organization to identify information management and technology skill development requirements and recommends appropriate interventions.

2. Continuously develops and refines the NCH IT Security Program and strategies to ensure that patient and organizational information is protected appropriately.

3. Oversees the response to activities deemed to be improper or in violation of Information Security policies or HIPAA and PCI requirements. Manages all NCH IT incident responses and escalates issues as necessary. Also, oversees the implementation and management of security awareness and training initiatives in line with corporate awareness and training plans.

4. Develops short and long term goals related to cyber security, IT policies and procedures. Establishes tactical plans to accomplish these goals. Based upon these goals and in conjunction with the Senior Management, assists in the development and administration of the IT Security departmental budget.

5. Manages the security compliance program at NCH by developing the required procedures and by generating required reports while vigilantly monitoring the security environment. Creates and implements cyber security policies for the organization.

6. Performs all aspects of project management related to IT system design, including detailed requirements gathering, development, implementation, and modification. Leads and coordinates the activities and process of project teams through system selection and implementation. Develops and utilizes state-of-the-art project management tools. Ensures the strategic initiatives of Northwest Community Healthcare including, timely delivery, customer service and fiscal responsibility.

7. Manages the active protection of NCH Information Technology assets and infrastructure from external and internal threats and ensures that NCH complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security, and privacy.

8. Oversees the development of procedures to keep security infrastructure components up and running; recovers network and security operations from hardware and software failures; ensures network and security support for Applications, Operations, Help Desk and other IT staff; works with other team members to support operations.

9. Oversees the resolution of security problems between end-user devices and the network infrastructure, between various segments of the network, between different physical locations on the network and between the NCH network and Business Associates’ network. Ensures that NCH conducts protocol and network-traffic analysis; recommends solutions to improve connectivity or solve security problems and installs hardware and software components.

10. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies as they relate to the management of IT security services and support functions.

11. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies and procedures.


1. The level of knowledge and experience equivalent to attainment of a Bachelor’s degree.

2. Minimum of four years progressively responsible experience in an Information Security or Infrastructure role supporting a campus wide environment with security infrastructure utilizing various tools and technologies.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies, and security attack pathologies.

4. Demonstrated strong working knowledge of network switches, firewalls, content URL filtering, anti-spam, log/event management, vulnerability scanning and management, anti-virus/anti-malware IPSEC and SSL VPN technologies, load balancers and other network security management and monitoring software, IDS/IPS, Internal Penetration Testing.

5. Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) preferred.

6. Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) security preferred.

7. Palo Alto PCNSE, CISSP, and Certified Ethical Hacker preferred.

8. Administrator-level knowledge of operating systems such as RedHat Linux and Microsoft Windows preferred.

9. Demonstrated understanding of technologies supporting DHCP and DNS services and Network Sniffing technologies a plus.

10. Successful experience in the following technology Security Practices: auditing, planning, design, implementation, testing, and management

11. Demonstrated Project Management and advance analytical skills.

12. The organizational skills necessary to effectively partner with people and manage complex projects.

13. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with users, vendors, external agencies, and hospital staff with the aptitude for providing positive customer service.

14. The verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate system issues with users, vendors, and hospital staff.

15. The ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other associates and management of Northwest Community Healthcare.

16. The ability to handle difficult clients and situations in a professional and courteous manner.

17. The ability to understand the features, specifications, key components, and proper configuration of IT systems.

18. Strong problem solving skills with the ability to deal with problems involving abstract variables in non-standard situations.

19. The ability to work long hours during crisis situations and provide emergency phone and/or on-site support during non-standard hours as needed.

20. The analytical ability necessary to analyze systems, to devise internal controls, and to prepare hardware and software installation plans.

21. The understanding of the general technical details, capabilities, logical configuration and site specifics of the network infrastructure.

1. Requires light physical effort. May require frequent periods of standing or walking. May require frequent lifting or moving of lightweight material, occasional moving or lifting of average weight material, or rarely lifting or moving of heavy weight material.
2. The flow of work and character of duties involves normal mental and visual attention most or all of the time.
3. Must be available for assistance during off-hours as needed.
1. Typical office and classroom working conditions. Absence of disagreeable elements. Probability of injury is remote.

About Us
Serving Chicago's northwest suburbs since 1959, we are an independent, not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing outstanding care in the communities we call home. Our comprehensive, patient-centered system of care has dozens of locations throughout the area.
Our award-winning care has been recognized on a national level. Some of our top awards include:
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals™ Award recipient for three years in a row from Healthgrades®
  • Magnet® designation for nursing excellence, received consecutively since 2006
  • The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and Comprehensive Stroke Center designation
Our team includes:
  • 4,000 employees
  • 1,200 physicians on staff
  • 200 primary are and specialty physicians

Annually, we treat an average of 20,000 inpatients and provide:
  • 350,000 outpatient visits
  • 76,000 emergency department visits
  • 38,000 home care visits
  • 2,700 newborn deliveries
A growing healthcare system
Over the years, we have continued to grow to meet the area's changing needs. Today, we're a world-class healthcare provider that combines compassionate care with a healing environment, cutting-edge clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, including:
  • A 509-bed hospital, including the South Pavilion with 200 private rooms
  • The William J. and Marian H. Busse Center for Specialty Medicine, an eight-floor facility housing physician offices, medical specialty services and advanced diagnostic technology
  • A Level III NICU, Level II Trauma Center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department
  • Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
  • 23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
  • Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanc emergency department
  • Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
  • 23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
  • Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and 3D mammography
  • 13 clinical laboratory sites in seven suburbs and at the hospital
  • 33-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and seven outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • The Wellness Center, a premier health and fitness center and spa on the NCH campus
  • A full-service, retail pharmacy on the hospital campus

Primary Location
: United States-Illinois-Arlington Heights

Work Locations: 3040 Salt Creek - Shared Svcs 60005

Job: Professional/Technical

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

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