Director of Imaging Systems

  • HCA
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 25388-81979


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Why HCA?!
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of locally-managed facilities that include more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, employing approximately 230,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities resulting in more than 26M patient encounters each year. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we provide by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

Additional Facts:
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  • Competitive Fortune 100, industry matched salaries and yearly merit increase
  • Computerworld Top 50 Best Places to Work in IT since 2009
  • Named one of the â€World’s Most Ethical Companies†since 2010
Job Title: Director of Imaging Systems

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES â€" The Imaging Systems Director provides leadership and establishes the strategic direction of the IT&S Imaging Services function within one or more HCA divisions. This position ensures the imaging systems are strategically aligned with both HCA’s corporate Imaging Services Team and the division’s IT&S strategic direction. The Imaging Systems Director participates in architecting the division’s imaging services infrastructure and develops the guidelines, procedures, and standards within the department. This individual works collaboratively with HCA’s Director of Clinical Imaging Systems, the Division’s Director of Application Services, the Division’s Director of Technical Services, and imaging systems vendors to ensure the operational success and maximum utilization of the division’s medical imaging services. The Imaging Systems Director will serve as an integral link between HCA’s corporate Imaging Services Team and key stakeholders to enhance the use, effectiveness, and interoperability of the imaging systems and services. Primary responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, and project management of one or multiple HCA division imaging systems environments while ensuring strategic alignment with HCA’s corporate Imaging Services Team and the division’s IT&S Team. The role will serve as the imaging applications leader for the division(s), managing the Imaging Systems staff across geographic zones, architecting and implementing imaging applications and related technologies within the division(s). This individual also champions standardization, utilization, optimization and use of best practices in the imaging services realm to include all current and future imaging modalities (i.e. PACs, Airstrip CV, MUSE/EKG, Airstrip OB, CVIS, etc.). The Imaging Systems Director establishes a strategic imaging roadmap that is aligned with the short-term and long-term goals of HCA’s corporate Imaging Services Team. This position will drive alignment with corporate, division, and facility-level business objectives and champion process improvements while building and expanding relationships with physicians and key stakeholders.

SUPERVISOR: â€" Division CIO (s) or Division Director of Operations
SUPERVISES: â€" Imaging Systems Managers, Division Clinical Specialists, Imaging Systems Consultants, Transcription Manager, Cardiovascular and Radiology Imaging Systems Administrators

  • Responsible for leadership in establishing and executing an imaging systems strategy and the overall management of current and planned medical imaging applications, services, and related technologies within one or more HCA divisions.
  • Builds positive relationships with corporate, division, and facility-level leadership teams and meets, as needed to align strategy, services, and coordinate any required implementation activities to provide excellent customer support.
  • Responsible for personnel management, performance reviews, competency development, and coaching of the Imaging Systems personnel.
  • Participates in resource planning and allocates resources to meet goals of the medical imaging applications and services, IT&S goals and business priorities.
  • Participates proactively with corporate, division and facility management to optimize the use of imaging systems applications and related technology in support of clinical/patient-focused mission and business strategies.
  • Participates in the development of corporate and division-level medical imaging standards, policies and procedures, and creation of imaging best practices and ensure consistency across organizational boundaries.
  • Ensures that the design and use of medical imaging applications adhere to established HCA policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Leads analysis of organizational needs for development and implementation of medical imaging applications; interfaces with users to ensure that imaging applications are developed which meet their business needs.
  • Utilizes technology to maximize system interoperability between the imaging systems environment and enterprise systems where appropriate.
  • Maintains a leadership role in setting service direction and ensures standards and policies are maintained and compatible with HCA standard information systems architecture, tools, policies and procedures.
  • Leverage an innovative approach toward integrating the most effective technologies in the Imaging Systems environment.
  • Creates an environment that encourages information sharing, team-based resolutions, cross-training, and process improvement within the area and across organizational boundaries.
  • Utilizes various metrics to proactively monitor departmental and imaging systems performance to identify opportunities for enhancements and improvement.
  • Participates in activities to improve departmental and organizational performance. Develops benchmark measures to evaluate productivity within the Imaging Systems environment.
  • As a member of the HCA Division(s) IT&S team, is responsible for participating in the development, coordination, guidance, and execution of the Information Services Strategic Plan.
  • Communicates successes, challenges, opportunities, trends, and lessons learned regarding the Imaging Systems environment to HCA’s Director of Clinical Imaging Systems and the Division(s) CIO. • Utilizes strong communication and management skills to manage technical and business relationships.
  • Leads financial management activities, including the creation and maintenance of the division Imaging Systems budget (capital and operational).
  • Leads personnel management activities, including performance management and career development activities.
  • Manages vendor relationships with imaging and associated vendor technologies within ITSM for the assigned division.
  • Negotiate comprehensive and cost effective contracts for vendor supplied materials and service in conjunction with procurement, while following organizational policies and procedures.
  • Identify operational process optimization opportunities and develop and implement initiatives in conjunctions with leadership of clinical departments, who use medical images, by utilizing information available from imaging informatics systems.
  • Promotes system security and patient confidentiality and helps ensure compliance.
  • Adheres to Code of Conduct and Mission & Value Statement.
  • Participates in special projects as needed and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of current and emerging medical imaging applications and technology
  • Strong leadership skills, personal drive, and ability to see projects through to execution
  • Strong analytical skills in budgeting, planning and policy maintenance and development
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills Advanced understanding of computer information systems Demonstrated knowledge and skills in multiple technology disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify needs, manage resources, and multi-task Ability to communicate effectively at an executive level Understands pertinent JCAHO, MQSA, HIPAA and ACR guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and retain staff Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving, decision-making Possesses strong written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Information Systems or a related field.
  • An advanced degree in Information Systems, Business, or related field is desired.
  • Eight or more years of experience in a healthcare IT environment focusing on medical imaging systems or clinical applications support.
  • Five or more years of managerial experience including budgeting, policies and procedure development, and process standardization.


Last Edited: 01/07/2018