Project Director

Westchester Medical Center Health Network Valhalla, New York

This position has been filled.

Westchester Medical Center Health Network has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Project Director position.
Organization Overview:
Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC) is a 1,700 bed regional medical system with 10 hospitals on eight campuses headquartered in Valhalla, New York. WMC Facilities:
    • Westchester Medical Center
    • Behavioral Health Center
    • Bon Secours Community Hospital
    • Good Samaritan Hospital
    • HealthAlliance-Broadway Campus
    • HealthAlliance-Mary's Avenue Campus
    • Margaretville Hospital
    • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
    • MidHudson Regional Hospital
    • St. Anthony Community Hospital
Project Director Position Overview:
The Project Director is a new position and will be responsible for the successful implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) at four hospitals. Serving in the role for the life of the project, and reporting to the CIO, the Project Director will be involved in coordinating and facilitating meetings, managing issue resolution and risk mitigation strategies, and closely managing the project implementation plan to ensure timely delivery of project milestones. Once this major project is completed, the position will project lead other major initiatives within the enterprise system. Currently, the organization has multiple vendors including Epic, Paragon, Meditech, Cerner Invision and eClinicalworks. As a recently formed system, there are many overlapping and redundant IT solutions. As a starting point, the EHR systems at 4 hospitals, including the flagship hospital, WMC, as well as the ambulatory system will be replaced. The vendor selection is not yet finalized. These four hospitals are “thirsty” for a new system and are looking for a strong, project oriented leader to move the process forward. Responsibilities: Manage the EHR project • Ensure on-time, on-budget and on-scope delivery of the project • Train and mentor the project teams on standard processes • Manage the clinical transformation process in a system-wide collaborative effort Duties will also include Project Integration Management and will require the individual to work collaboratively with the selected vendor to develop the project management plan. This position will also have budgetary responsibilities, and be responsible for change management and change control.  
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Healthcare IT experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Academic system experience
  • Certification in one or more EHR vendor applications
  • Extensive experience leading an implementation team for an enterprise-wide EHR system within a multi-hospital system
  • 5 or more years of experience leading large scale, complex EHR implementations
  • Knowledge of core IT technology areas and implementation processes for network infrastructure, security/compliance, servers, applications, data center operations, etc.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a project from initiation to implementation
  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating multi-disciplinary groups
  • Excellent project management, change management, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diversity of personalities and build consensus
  • Politically savvy leader with a high tolerance for ambiguity and can work successfully with people at all levels within the organization
  • Strong manager who is adaptable and has strong collaborative management style, creative thinker with high energy and enthusiasm, and team player