Southern Illinois Healthcare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Director of Enterprise Applications.

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), located in Carbondale, Illinois, is a not-for-profit health system that includes four hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, a Level II Trauma Center, and more than 30 outpatient and specialty practices.

SIH holds affiliations with Prairie Heart Institute, SIU School of Medicine Family Practice Residency Program, Siteman Cancer Network, and the BJC Collaborative (a partnership among health care systems throughout Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Kansas).

Facts and Figures:

  • 3,826 employees
  • 621 medical staff
  • 2,171 births
  • 378 licensed beds
  • 17,577 inpatient discharges
  • 724 ICU discharges
  • 79,038 ED visits
  • 192 special care nursery discharges
  • 11,307 surgeries (inpatient and outpatient)
  • 226,486 primary care clinic visits
  • 518,619 outpatient registrations
  • $175,951,860 total community benefit

* Figures based on SIH 2022 Annual Report


Senior Director of Enterprise Applications Position Overview

The Senior Director of Enterprise Applications (SDEA) is a newly created position for SIH. The SDEA will report to the CIO and oversee four direct reports (the total team size is 50). This key leadership position will bridge the gap between the CIO and the manager level, adding accountability, improving productivity, and providing mentoring.

The SDEA will:

  • Plan and manage large-scale implementation projects
  • Develop and promote standardization
  • Anticipate the needs of the organization
  • Partner with leadership to deliver high-value IT solutions
  • Align/exceed organization objectives
  • Build and sustain professional relationships at all levels of the organization

Initial projects include these high-visibility initiatives:

  • Assisting with the transition and implementation of Epic into a newly acquired hospital
  • Application optimization and Epic updates
  • Workday implementation (June 2024)
  • Transition to Epic Hyperdrive (2024)
  • Potential implementation of Salesforce into the call center

Culturally, SIH is a mission-driven organization focused on compassionate care, safety, and quality. SIH offers a good work/life balance, and the SDEA may work remotely. To support career growth and development, the organization offers tuition reimbursement.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual wanting to work for a progressive CIO and shape the future of a department. For candidates seeking career growth, this position may provide a career path to the CIO role.


Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of healthcare/business operations experience
  • 10+ years of information technology solutions experience
  • 5+ years of complex project leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Verifiable Application Team and Project Management training or competency
  • Extensive experience mentoring and developing future leaders

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline with significant systems, project management, and leadership training
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems or equivalent
  • Experience moving applications to a cloud environment
  • Significant Epic experience
  • ServiceNow experience
  • Salesforce experience

Other:

  • The SDEA can enjoy a remote working environment with occasional travel on-site (1-4 times a year).

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Jaclyn Gates.

Baxter International, Inc. has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Director, Enterprise Architect.

Baxter International, Inc. is a global medical equipment manufacturing company that provides solutions for diagnostic, critical care, nutrition, kidney care, hospital and surgical products to millions of patients, caregivers, and providers. 

For 90 years, Baxter has been making an impact at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers who make it happen. 

Baxter’s portfolio of products, therapies, and digital health solutions is available in more than 100 countries, building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.

Baxter’s acquisition of Hillrom in 2021 has formed one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, centered around a shared vision to transform healthcare. 

Baxter invests in companies with innovative technologies, products, and therapies that accelerate growth and advance patient care. Each investment opportunity undergoes a rigorous evaluation process to determine if it has the potential to address unmet clinical needs and offer sustainable long-term growth. Baxter’s investment focus includes therapeutic areas complementary to Baxter’s presence in critical, hospital, nutritional, renal and surgical care, as well as cutting-edge technology and therapies.

Baxter supports the pioneering efforts of clinicians and scientists through its research and external funding and university partnerships to those who are focused on innovative research, and continuing education for healthcare professionals.


Senior Director, Enterprise Architect Position Overview

The Senior Director, Enterprise Architect is an exciting opportunity to work at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen.  

The Senior Director, Enterprise Architect will partner with healthcare customers to develop and deliver bespoke solutions based on Baxter’s products.  This position will also work with Baxter’s product team to develop the future roadmaps of Baxter’s products.  

The Senior Director, Enterprise Architect will act as a technology leader and SME supporting Baxter’s U.S. Hospital Products Organization (USHPO). 

Reporting to the Vice President of Innovation & Enterprise Technology, this role is directly responsible for the review, design, delivery and execution of Enterprise level solutions for Baxter U.S. customers.


Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree and/or 7+ years of work experience in enterprise architecture solutions management.

Experience:

  • Must have experience supporting clinical environments to include Acute Care environments.
  • Experience working with hospital systems’ technical leadership and third party hospital information system providers such as Cerner, Epic, Meditech, etc.
  • Experience designing solutions that utilize Containerization and Virtualization. 

Attributes/skill sets:

  • Deep knowledge of enterprise technology and architecture. 
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand complex workflows and business processes.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to implement enterprise solutions.
  • Comprehensive project management understanding and experience.
  • Ability to proactively engage in executive presentations and white board sessions.
  • Baxter’s enterprise software solution architecture and implementation is on-premises and an understanding of different enterprise architecture methodologies is needed.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional dynamic team environment. 
  • Ability to work independently, under minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • Creativity in addressing technical challenges.
  • Technical depth or breadth in one or more systems environments and strategic technologies.
  • Ability to assist with medical device integration projects. 
  • Must be able to travel 30-40%. 
  • Background in Hospital IT is preferred.

This is a remote opportunity that does entail travel to client sites and occasional visits to Baxter’s U.S. headquarters in Chicago.


Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.

University Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Ambulatory.

University Health, a comprehensive health system with a hospital and outpatient clinics, has one of two Level l trauma centers for adults and the only Level l pediatric center and burn program in South Texas.

The hospital is the primary teaching facility for the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and serves as a clinical training site for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

A two million square foot, 300-bed hospital with new Women and Children’s Hospital is under construction and slated to open August 2023.

Facts and Figures

  • 30 outpatient locations
  • 9,000+ employees
  • 2,400+ physicians
  • $2,073,255 revenue*
  • 637,859 total community visits*
  • 3,213 births*

*Figures based on 2019 Annual Report


Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Ambulatory Position Overview

University Health has a mature IT organization that has achieved HIMSS Level 7 and Most Wired Level 10. They had a successful go-live of Epic in July of 2020 and received the Good Install award. The IT organization is committed to supporting the continued growth of University Health while leveraging technology to support patient care.  

The Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Ambulatory is a highly visible executive and medical leader who supports and promotes Epic optimization and effective use to ambulatory clinicians and administrators.

They will report to the CIO and will work in close collaboration with the CMIO – Inpatient.  

The CMIO – Ambulatory will help determine which new features to install and help define strategic clinical priorities for continuous improvement. They will also encourage other clinicians to participate in the direction-setting and adoption of Epic.

This sense of community ownership should help clinicians see Epic as something they’re participating in to improve clinical workflows and clinical documentation in the care of patients.  

The CMIO – Ambulatory will leverage Signal data from Epic to help ambulatory physicians become more effective and reduce ‘pajama-time’. They will also serve as a liaison between Ambulatory administration, clinicians, project governance, executive sponsors, and the Epic team for optimization, upgrades, and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Culturally, University Health requires a strong commitment to: 

  • Service excellence 
  • Positive clinical outcomes
  • Cost efficiency
  • Performance enhancement 
  • High business ethics 

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Medical degree and current board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • 10+ years of experience in direct patient care
  • 5+ years of experience as an Epic provider leader with progressive responsibilities 
  • Direct experience in the use and management of Epic in the ambulatory setting

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Epic Physician Builder 
  • Formal training in healthcare informatics
  • Experience as a provider leader in hospitals, medical group practice, academic medical centers and public hospitals
  • Master’s degree with formal education in medical management, business administration, or public health

Licensure:

  • Must possess a current active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas.

Key Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Adaptable in a changing environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization

Please note, this is a fully on-site position. No remote or hybrid candidates will be considered. 


Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Margaret Cowan.

Duke Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture.

Duke Health is an integrated health system based in Durham, North Carolina with three hospitals and includes the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, and the Private Diagnostic Clinic PLLC physicians practice.

The health system has more than 140 specialty and primary care clinics, and educational and research institutions that serve Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

Duke is the largest employer in Durham County and the state’s fourth-largest private employer. 


Position Overview

Reporting to the Associate Chief Technology Officer, the Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture will be responsible for translating institutional strategy into technical needs and requirements for Duke Health. The Enterprise Architect is responsible for leading architecture teams while defining and providing the technical direction for solution architecture designs and system engineering for infrastructure, middleware, mobile and platform solutions. This key position facilitates execution of strategic initiatives and the implementation of technologies across the portfolio using new and traditional architectures. The Enterprise Architect will be a part of the CTO organization and provide industry leadership on key design decisions balanced against resource impacts and risks to Duke Health.

Upcoming Projects:

  • Architecting Duke’s cloud-smart strategy
  • Epic disaster recovery readiness
  • Establishing the architecture for the Nference partnership

An Exciting Partnership:

In addition, Duke Health and Microsoft Corporation are embarking on a 5-year, innovative partnership aimed at responsibly and ethically harnessing the potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology to redefine the health care landscape.

By marrying Duke Health’s leadership in patient care and medical research with Microsoft’s technological expertise, this strategic alliance will usher in a new era of innovation, including the creation of a Duke Health AI Innovation Lab and Center of Excellence.

Microsoft will equip Duke with state-of-the-art training to foster a cloud-savvy IT workforce and construct a secure cloud environment to simplify and modernize IT operations. In addition, Duke intends to leverage Microsoft’s secure cloud analytics solutions to streamline clinical care, promote health equity, and further advancements in both research and education. To illustrate, Duke’s strategy involves utilizing cloud analytics to equip its researchers and clinicians with the ability to pinpoint and address the significant health challenges prevalent within the community.

The SDEA will have full-scale responsibility over security, infrastructure, and blended solutions for this partnership.


Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of progressive experience in a combination of IT design and architecture disciplines with at least 3 years of solution architecture experience and 3 years of management experience
  • If no degree, 10 years of progressive experience in a combination of design and/or architecture disciplines

Required Skills:

  • Well-versed in enterprise technology buying and evaluation processes paired with a strong understanding of hyper-scale computing solutions and experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed global cloud-based systems
  • 5+ years of experience implementing virtual environments in private and public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience in architecting, developing software, or Internet scale production-grade big data solutions in virtualized environments
  • Ability to work, communicate effectively, and influence stakeholders on internal/external engineering teams, product development teams, external partners, and executive-level leadership
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to interpret customer business and technical needs
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in a healthcare environment
  • Experience in Big Data within the cloud, including data analytics/warehousing, and with database design/querying
  • 3+ years managing an architecture team
  • Experience in emerging technologies including Enterprise cloud computing AI platforms, Machine Learning, and Data Lakes

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Jaclyn Gates.

University Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Deputy CIO – Epic.

University Health, a comprehensive health system with a hospital and outpatient clinics, has one of two Level l trauma centers for adults and the only Level l pediatric center and burn program in South Texas.

The hospital is the primary teaching facility for the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and serves as a clinical training site for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

A two million square foot, 700-bed hospital with new Women and Children’s Hospital is under construction and slated to open August 2023.

Facts and Figures:

  • 30+ outpatient locations
  • 10,539 employees
  • 2,783 physicians
  • $2,824,792,955 revenue
  • 3,955,944 total community visits
  • 4,038 births

Deputy CIO – Epic Position Overview

University Health has a mature IT organization that has achieved HIMSS Level 7 and Most Wired Level 10.  

They had a successful go-live of Epic in July of 2020 and were the recipient of the Good Install award. 

The IT organization is committed to supporting the continued growth of University Health while leveraging technology to support patient care.  

The Deputy CIO – Epic provides executive leadership for the Epic EHR across the continuum of care in Acute, Ambulatory and Post-Acute domains for University Health.  

The Deputy CIO will report to the SVP/CIO, Bill Phillips. They will lead a team of about 130. 

The Deputy CIO delivers the strategic vision of the CIO and Executive Steering Committee by providing leadership and direction of the EMR and Epic teams within Information Services.  

Culturally, University Health requires a strong commitment to: 

  • Service excellence 
  • Positive clinical outcomes
  • Cost efficiency
  • Performance enhancement 
  • High business ethics 

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related field
  • 5+ years of Epic systems experience, with 4+ years in a supervisory capacity
  • Expert knowledge of Epic in both Enterprise Architecture and Systems Application Development
  • Experienced in planning, implementation, and administration of Healthcare Information Technologies 

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Knowledge of ITIL and Project Management fundamentals

Key Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Adaptable in a changing environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization

Please note, this is a fully on-site position. No remote or hybrid candidates will be considered. 


Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.

The University of Miami Health System (UHealth) has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Executive Director, IT Ancillary Applications.

UHealth is South Florida’s only university-based medical system. UHealth delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, the number one National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded institution in Florida.

UHealth is home to the number one eye hospital in the United States, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a pioneering minimally invasive cardiac surgery program. 

UHealth physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. They are highly trained specialists focused on providing state-of-the-art medical care. From diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, physicians work in teams to deliver care that is tailored to each patient.

UHealth’s comprehensive network also includes more than 30 outpatient sites in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, including The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.


Executive Director, IT Ancillary Applications Position Overview

UHealth is “transitioning to the future” and the Executive Director, IT Ancillary Applications will play a key role in driving transformation. Specifically, the Executive Director will build, mentor and lead a team that will optimize clinical systems while providing outstanding customer service.

The Executive Director will be responsible for implementation, development, support and management of UHealth’s ancillary clinical applications, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular Information Systems
  • Lab Information Systems
  • Other departmental clinical applications

This position reports to the Chief Health Applications Officer and oversees a team of 15. The Executive Director will collaborate closely with other directors and managers.

The ideal candidate has familiarity with a variety of healthcare industry concepts, practices and procedures. They will rely on their extensive experience to drive results while working with a wide degree of creativity and latitude. The ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders, and move project governance to the next level will play key roles in the Executive Director’s success.  

Upcoming projects include:

  • Transitioning to Cupid
  • Transitioning to Beaker
  • Extensive ambulatory application work 
  • Enhancing patient experience via a digital front door

Additionally, two new multi-specialty ambulatory sites will open in the next two years; the team will support these projects.

UHealth’s IT team is an Epic shop and includes about 400 team members.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in healthcare, IT or a related field
  • At least 10 years of progressive management experience in healthcare application software implementation and support
  • At least 10 years experience in planning, budgeting, equipment acquisition, and project management
  • Experience in support or management of CVIS and Lab information systems required
  • Solid understanding of clinical workflow in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with the skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines, establish priorities, set objectives, and achieve stated goals
  • Technical understanding of network infrastructure systems, including both hardware and software
  • Epic experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred in IT or medical related field
  • Experience working in an academic medical center setting
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent leadership skills, especially in team building
  • Outstanding customer service philosophies

The Work Environment:

  • This position can be onsite or hybrid for the right candidate

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Margaret Cowan.

ECU Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President, Technical Services/Chief Technology Officer.

ECU Health is a mission-driven health care system in eastern North Carolina that reaches more than 1.4 million people across 29 counties. ECU Health’s system of care includes an academic medical center with two campuses, affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, seven community hospitals, numerous outpatient facilities, home health, and hospice and wellness centers. The system also includes a multi-specialty physician and provider group, offers access to more than 500 providers in 100+ practice locations.

Facts and Figures:

  • 1,708 licensed beds
  • $2,153,497B net operating revenue
  • 13,636 employees
  • 65,039 admissions
  • 395,801 outpatient visits
  • 6,188 births
  • 681 open heart surgeries
  • 245,125 emergency visits

Vice President, Technical Services/Chief Technology Officer Position Overview

The Vice President, Technology Services/Chief Technology Officer (CTO) serves as the technology strategist for ECU Health.    

ECU Health’s technology functions include server, storage, image, end user computing, collaboration and telephony, and all other communications and processing systems, as well as data center operations and disaster recovery.   

The CTO architects technical strategy and infrastructure standards ensuring high availability of clinical and business applications. The CTO also leads a Technical Infrastructure team of around 80 people.   

The CTO also plays a key role in the organization’s digital transformation. The CTO has responsibility for products that keep ECU Health at the forefront of digital and technological capabilities.  

As a key business executive, the CTO will offer business rationale and perspective to technology opportunities and investments.  The CTO will be a technology advocate throughout the organization for the effective application of technology to meet business needs and support growth.   

Reporting to the CIO, the CTO works with Information Services and business leadership to:  

  • Define and implement policies, procedures and technical solutions that ensure interoperability 
  • Manage security risks 
  • Lower total cost of ownership  
  • Provide a platform for scalable future growth

Qualifications

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering mathematics or business required.  

Required Experience: 

  • 10+ years of management experience as a senior level information systems professional with a strong technical background and proven track record of accomplishments in a large, complex multi-entity organization. 
  • A track record of successfully developing and implementing IS strategies at an enterprise level, including the research, selection, implementation, operation and maintenance of large-scale systems over multiple hardware and software platforms. 
  • Prior experience delivering high availability systems in a 24/7 environment across geographically dispersed business units. 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in the healthcare industry, with an understanding of the industry’s drivers, direction and operations.

On-site Requirements:

  • Relocation to North Carolina is required for this position.   
  • An on-site presence is dependent on organizational priorities and the need for face-to-face interaction with operating unit leadership and staff.  
  • Occasional travel to ECU Health Community Hospitals, Physician Practices and off-site locations is necessary.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.

Hennepin Healthcare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their IS&T Director of Clinical and Business Informatics.

Hennepin Healthcare, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a nationally recognized system of care that includes Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), a Level l Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center with the largest emergency department in the state.

HCMC is a comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital.

Facts & Figures

  • 7,300 employees and physicians
  • 473 operating beds
  • 16,597 discharges
  • 1,735 births
  • 677,503 clinic visits
  • 87,731 emergency department visits
  • 11,294 surgeries
  • 4,681 hyperbaric chamber treatments
  • 349 average daily hospital census
  • 147,913 unique patients
  • 11,511 home health visits
  • 42 hospice average daily census

IS&T Director of Clinical and Business Informatics Position Overview

Reporting to the CIO, with a matrixed reporting relationship to the CHIO, the IS&T Director of Clinical and Business Informatics is accountable for the development of care delivery services and business solutions that support the mission, vision, strategies, and goals of Hennepin Healthcare.  

The Director has three direct reports and a total team of about 40 people overseeing:  

  • Informatics 
  • Service Desk 
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Clinical Education  

Playing a key position on the IS&T leadership team, the Director has responsibility for establishing strategy, building strong relationships with business stakeholders, and problem solving.  

What makes this position unique is the scope of accountability and the ability to influence positive change within the health system.  The Training Team is part of the Service Desk which enables the ability to quickly capture opportunities for training and support.  

The Director will work remotely but needs to have on-campus presence at least one day per week (with some projects requiring more frequent presence on campus).


Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5 years of related experience in a healthcare leadership role  
  • Experience with clinical workflows 
  • Experience in electronic health record implementation throughout the project life-cycle, performing workflow analysis, testing, training, go-live support, system upgrades and issues management 

Preferred Education & Experience:  

  • Master’s Degree in computer science, healthcare or a related field  
  • Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy or related field  
  • Demonstrated experience with LEAN, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies 

Key Attributes: 

  • Passionate about leveraging technologies and new processes to improve patient outcomes, patient experience, and care team efficiencies  
  • Goal oriented with the ability to set strategy and vision  
  • Ability to build relationships and trust with clinical staff and operational leaders  
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities  
  • Strong ability to speak at the executive level 
  • Propensity for thinking past, “This is the way we’ve always done it”

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Jaclyn Gates.

City of Hope has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Director, Information Technology Security.

City of Hope is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and an independent biomedical research institution near Los Angeles, California that offers a unique blend of compassionate care and research innovation. By developing scientific breakthroughs, expediting new treatments, providing outstanding professional education, and delivering a personalized, compassionate focus for each individual patient, City of Hope is recognized as being at the forefront of the battle against cancer and other deadly illnesses.

There are City of Hope locations across Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Orange counties, providing patients access to over 725 clinical trials to date. 

City of Hope’s three manufacturing facilities manufacture both biologic and chemical compounds that meet strict good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards. City of Hope holds more than 450 patent portfolios and submits nearly 50 applications per year to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for investigational new therapies. 

City of Hope Research Entities:

  • The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences (IMGS) is a renowned bench-to-bedside research institute with 100+ principal investigators working toward the treatments and prevention of cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
  • Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope was the first of five Beckman Institutes in the United States, which together have fueled scientific advances for more than a generation.
  • City of Hope and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leading biomedical research institute, formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients. This alliance enables both institutes to complement each other’s strengths, with TGen’s genomic insights augmenting the level of care available to City of Hope patients.

Many professional sports organizations have supported City of Hope, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Kings, Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA, and the National Football League.


Director, Information Technology Security Position Overview

The City of Hope Director, Information Technology Security provides overall direction, planning and implementation of an information technology security system across all of the system’s entities. 

The Director will foster an environment that demonstrates to employees, physicians and patients that critical information is properly safeguarded and that security is of paramount importance. 

This position reports to the City of Hope CTO and oversees a team of about 20.

This highly visible position will present to multiple executive groups. The ideal person will be a strong collaborator and relationship builder.


Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.

Experience:

  • 10 years of directly related security experience with business continuity planning, auditing and risk management as well as contract and vendor negotiation.
  • Eight (8) plus years of related experience in supervisory role.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Technology or Security, Business Administration or related field.
  • Healthcare experience.
  • Epic experience.
  • Security certifications (CISSP, CISM, etc.).
  • Knowledge of information security auditing and risk management, business continuity planning, and a demonstrated skill in performing complex security analyses.
  • Knowledge of SIEM, IPS/IDS, VPN, Active Directory, Malware Analysis, Penetration Testing,  UNIX/Linux, Wireshark, Net Witness, Firewalls and APT methodologies.
  • Knowledge of national and international regulatory compliances and frameworks such as ISO, SOX, BASEL II, EU DPD, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.
  • Expertise in information policy formulation, information security management, and business risk management.
  • Experience with research arenas.
  • Cloud experience.

Other:

  • Candidates should be up-to-date with Covid vaccinations. 
  • The IT Team has a large number of remote staff members. This position can be hybrid/remote but candidates should live close enough to City of Hope to be on site when needed.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.