Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center IT Director, Clinical Systems in New York, New York

IT Director, Clinical Systems

Job Posting Number: 14576

Information Technology

New York,NY

June 27, 2017

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

The IT Director, Clinical Systems will be a pivotal player in planning, delivering and overseeing strategic and operational objectives for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s clinical systems. You will lead efforts to find innovative solutions to support MSK’s clinical and integration strategic efforts. In collaboration with Health Informatics, Nursing Informatics and Hospital Administration leadership, the director will plan and direct all aspects of design, implementation of applications and integration solutions that support our clinical departments. You will lead large scale IT projects that cross functional and departmental teams. We are looking for a motivated, independent, organized self-starter with extensive IT industry experience who can work closely with the business owners to effectively translate business strategies and objectives into innovative solutions for our patients, care teams and business partners, while assuring technology compatibility and security compliance.

You Will:

  • Provide strategic direction, thought leadership and overall guidance for clinical systems and integration projects.

  • Manage IT teams responsible for implementation and support of clinical applications.

  • Foster an innovative environment leveraging vendor systems and new industry tools

  • Manage relationships with the clinical user community to assure IT strategies are in synch with overarching clinical system goals

  • Manage vendor relationships to assure maximum utilization of vendor application functionality.

  • Prepare annual budget and resource forecasting.

You Need:

  • Master’s degree in Healthcare and/or Information Sciences preferred or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ leadership experience with increasing levels of accountability.

  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and critical thinking, negotiation and relationship building and management of large scale IT projects

  • Ability to work with a range of technical staff, operational partners and vendors to develop joint solutions

  • Ability to facilitate problem solving among groups with varying needs and priorities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare information systems

  • Experience with managing healthcare vendor relationships desirable

  • Hands on experience with MS Office Suite including MS Project, PowerPoint, VISIO, Outlook, Sharepoint

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday – Friday); oversees 24 hour system operation and available to handle off hour/weekend implementations and issues.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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