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Chief Technology Officer

San Leandro, CA, USA | Alameda Health System

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Technology Officer functions as the top-level information technology leader responsible for facilitating appropriate technology requirements and solutions in support of the mission, vision, and business objectives of the organization. The Chief Technology Officer will be responsible for leadership of all technical infrastructure services and operational support. The Chief Technology Officer contributes to strategic business planning regarding the technology and systems required to maintain operational effectiveness. The Chief Technology Officer focuses on innovative and integrated information technologies and services for the organization.Performs related duties as required.


Education: Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Management, Operations Management, Engineering or related field or ten years of experience as a Director of Information Technology, Chief Technology Architect, Vice President of Technology is required; Masters degree, preferred 

Minimum Experience: Ten+ years of increasing management experience in a healthcare technology position as a Director of Information Technology, Chief Technology Architect, Vice President of Technology or Chief Information Officer preferred. Experience and knowledge of best practices related to IT service delivery management. Experience with technology architecture strategies and creating multi-year technological strategic plans. 

Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Technical certifications in VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Cisco, AppSense, and Imprivata.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate technical concepts on information systems strategy, problem solution, and project progress and needs in a timely basis to non-technical personnel.

Ability to manage multiple projects

Act in an appropriate and professional manner as defined by the company’s Standards of Behavior, Policy and Procedures, and Scope of Services.

Proactively develops new approaches to problem solving, reaching goals and/or new programs to ensure needs are met.

Role model AHS Standards of Behavior.

Ability to conceptualize, launch and deliver multiple technology solutions.

Budget development, monitoring, administration and control.

Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Current office administrative practices and procedures.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Group dynamics and effective group and team leadership.

Make effective presentations to groups of various sizes.

Manage budget, make projections of future needs and make recommendations

Motivate others, use persuasion and diplomacy to achieve behavioral change, consensus and/or cooperation on difficult or divisive issues, and influences others to work together toward a common goal

Principles and practices of supervision, organization, administration and people management.

Well-organized; self starter; goal-oriented and highly accountable.

Strong strategic thinking capability.

Outstanding track record of achieving key strategic initiatives.

Proven ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships.

Job Roles

In collaboration with the CIO and CMIO establishes and implements information technology strategic goals.

Provides innovation in the provision of information technology services to ensure reliability and resiliency of infrastructure to support clinical and administrative functions.

Defines, negotiates, and delivers all IT services related to infrastructure and operational support that result in the creation and realization of Service Level Agreements.

Architect technology systems to be scalable, compatible, and agile.

Sets direction for policies, procedure, and standards for technology components that support and enforce the enterprise information security program.

Oversees Clinical Engineering and Director of Information Technology to deliver departmental functions.

Provide leadership in large cross-functional teams to influence and assist people at a variety of levels internally and externally.

Negotiates and develop contracts with vendors supplying Hospital Information System technology and telecommunications hardware, software and services.

Realize opportunities to leverage the existing tools, assets, and resources.

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