Senior Director, IT Strategy & Project Planning

Sentara Healthcare Virginia Beach, VA

This position has been filled.

Sentara Healthcare has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Senior Director, IT Strategy & Project Planning position.
Organization Overview:
Sentara Healthcare, one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems, operates 12 acute care hospitals across Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. Sentara has a 3,800 provider medical staff, five medical groups and includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health, and a hospice agency. Sentara Hospitals:
  • Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
  • Sentara Albemarie Medical Center
  • Sentara Obici Hospital
  • Sentara Heart Hospital
  • Hospital for Extended Recovery
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Sentara RMH Medical Hospital
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
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Senior Director, IT Strategy & Project Planning Position Description:
The Senior Director, IT Strategy & Project Planning position is a new position within the Sentara Healthcare Information Technology department that will lead a distributive PMO. The scope of the PMO will include the four regional medical groups, corporate services, the health plan, and the Sentara Healthcare enterprise. Serving on the IT leadership team, this individual will continue the standing up of the PMO. Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate organizational structure capable of supporting the PMO governance including master scheduling, status, risk, and prioritization
  • Provide strategic leadership to elevate the PMO to the next level (PMO 1.0 is in place and is functioning well)
  • Continue to refine internal governance for intake of project requests and process for vetting potential projects
  • Publish detailed monthly status reports that serve as the “single source of truth” on each of the projects (there are approximately 200 current projects)
  • Provide the strategy for cost optimization, IT resource management, and synchronizing with other leaders in the organization
  • Lead contract management and change management
  • Effectively manage a team of approximately 25 people including 10-14 PMs
  • Experience leading a large, matrixed PMO
  • Large project management background
  • Superior communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, matrixed environment
  • Prior experience setting up a PMO
  • Consulting experience
  • Healthcare experience