Director - Information Services - Application Management

Universal Health Services   •  

San Antonio, TX

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 168 days ago

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The Director Information Servicesworks with the Senior Director to manage the strategy and implementation of UHS clinical applications and teams.  Provides direction and oversight to the Integration, Core, Foreign Systems Integration, and Production Engineering areas, including the following teams; development & support of Cerner Core and Security, 3rd party interfaces to Cerner,

Interoperability to Cerner, System Health, Auditing, and Strategic Domain and Upgrade Management. Directs teams on initiatives to support UHS Acute Care facilities in order to establish and enhance IT systems to support hospital operations and meet business objectives. Creates and maintains Clinical System Change Management Policies. Oversees the management of projects assigned from preparing project schedules and estimates through final implementation. 

Oversees modifications to existing applications that will effectively accomplish desired objectives.  Provides technical support and project direction to UHS entities as needed.

Coordinates work assignments given in order to meet deadlines and ensure continued progress toward assignment completion. Performs financial and personnel management duties related to assigned teams.  Works closely with Managers and staff personnel to further enhance and develop their skills. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Regularly meets with users, vendors, and IS staff to develop/modify system specifications.
  • Supervises the development of design solutions for applications and preparation of  the appropriate documentation.
  • Supervises development of test data, system testing and documentation for all phases of the application development life cycle.
  • Supervises Q/A on application functionality.
  • Supervises the Integration Architect Team responsible for researching and resolving implementation-related Customer Support Center Tickets.
  • Adheres to appropriate UHS Project Management standards.
  • Ensures strict adherence to work plans, reporting all serious deviations to management.
  • Oversees the training of users in operating procedures for application.



Position Requirements:

  • Eight or more years of progressively more responsible Clinical or Ancillary Information Systems experience.
  • Working knowledge of system application implementation, enhancement and support methods and practices.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of computer systems analysis and programming techniques and procedures, including: consulting with users to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications; design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, coding, debugging, or modification of computer systems or programs based on and related to user design specifications.  
  • Working knowledge of IS standards and quality methods and metrics. 
  • Working knowledge of project management methods.
  • General familiarity of user business practices, concepts and terminology sufficient to support the applications. 
  • Language proficiency in English, with excellent written and verbal fluency. 


License or Registration Requirements:Healthcare Industry Experience Required

Travel Requirements: 5-15% domestic US travel at times (depending on projects).

This opportunity provides the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off