The Chief Information Officer will work closely with other organization leaders and advisors to provide the appropriate leadership and support needed to plan, develop, and implement cost-effective and efficient information and network systems to meet the information requirements of the organization. Additionally, the CIO will have primary responsibility for the provision of organization’s information services, including data centers, legacy systems, cloud services, network operations, system development and operations, applications development and programming and telecommunications.
The CIO will work with the IT management team to translate strategic plans into specific short-term goals and departmental operating budgets, which detail cost projections (which may require the review and approval of others) including, but not limited to, the senior leadership team and the IT Steering Committee comprised of members of the Roswell Park Board of Directors.
The CIO position will report directly to the President and CEO, and oversee a large team of direct reports, including the Deputy Chief Information Officer and the Chief Medical Information Officer.
Key Job Responsibilities
The CIO has primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of the organization’s information technology strategy. Specific responsibilities include:
- Creating the information technology vision for the organization and plans for implementation of new technology projects based on relevant forecasting information, and overseeing the assessment of new hardware and software technologies aimed at improving organization operations.
- Planning, developing and managing organization information systems including electronic medical records, research data management, and computer voice and data networks.
- Directing the organization toward its primary technological objectives based on long-term program goals and related financial viability.
- Overseeing information technology budgeting, tactical planning, process re-engineering, and database system structures and establishing current and long- range objectives.
- Establishing or overseeing the establishment of information technology policies, standards, practices, and security measures to ensure effective and efficient operations and to safeguard information resources.
- Providing technical advice, guidance, direction, and authorization to carry out major information technology plans and procedures.
- Working alongside CMIO on establishing and participating in a clinical informatics program.
- Establishing and participating in a data governance program.
- Ensuring accurate recognition of user needs and directing the formation of teams to work across and support the information technology needs from all levels of the organization.
- Planning and directing all discovery and negotiations related to the technical aspects of information systems-related joint ventures.
- Working alongside CSIO on establishing and executing a viable data security strategy.
- Developing and executing a functional and technical business continuity strategy.
- Maintaining and enhancing an effective system of communications throughout the organization.
- Establishing and maintaining industry relationships to keep abreast of information management and information technology matters.
- Assessing the technical requirements of prospective joint ventures or affiliations with other organizations
- Reviewing operating results of the department, comparing them to established objectives, and ensuring that appropriate measures are taken to maximize outcomes.
- Selecting, developing, and motivating qualified staff to effectively carry out department functions and to provide for the continuity of essential managerial and specialized technical skills.
- Serving as primary organization spokesperson for information technology matters.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related technical field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of ten (10) years of full-time experience in information systems, including five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory, administrative, managerial, consultative, or executive capacity.
- A Master’s Degree in Business is preferred.
- Record of success leading major information technology functions with a preference for IT expertise in healthcare, research, and academic environments.
- Broad knowledge and thorough understanding of the trends and forces shaping the information technology arena and the effects of such on healthcare, research and academic environments.
- Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills in order to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders and constituencies who have strong interests and legitimate requirements.
- Thorough understanding of the end-user requirements with a demonstrated record of meeting their needs.
- Management skills that foster the principles of accountability, goal-setting, and work force engagement.
- Demonstrated human resource skills that enhance the selection, motivation, engagement, development, evaluation, recognition, and retention of qualified staff.
- Comprehensive Cancer Center experience including understanding the overall operating model of a CCC, broadly understand NCI/NIH guidelines and have the ability to understand key relationships with the FDA and CCSG.
- Highly skilled in analytical and strategic thinking, have the ability to successfully manage organizational change, build collaborative relationships inside or outside the organization, be results oriented and be able to foster and encourage innovation.
- Executive presence with a sense of urgency toward performance and process improvement.
- Demonstrated concern for satisfying internal and/or external customers and consistent commitment to effective customer service.
- The ability to plan and deliver oral and written communications that are impactful and persuasive with their intended audiences.
- Reputation for an attention to details and meeting deadlines with a superior work product.
Why join Roswell Park?
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is America's first cancer center founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park. His revolutionary model of a “multidisciplinary approach” to cancer – with scientists and clinicians working in concert and collaboratively has become the standard by which all modern-day comprehensive cancer centers are measured.
Roswell Park was among the first centers to receive National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in 1974 and is the only upstate New York facility to hold the NCI of "comprehensive cancer center". Roswell Park was a founding member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Many Roswell Park faculty serve on the NCCN panels that developed the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ – the internationally recognized standards for clinical policy in oncology, and the most comprehensive, most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine.
Over the last decade, Roswell Park has undergone major growth, adding over 1,000 new jobs, initiating one of the nation’s first hospital facilities dedicated to Phase I cancer research studies, and setting itself apart as a leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, personalized medicine, studies targeting tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention, and the development and testing of new agents and technology. Committing the infrastructure, intellectual capital and necessary resources to convert its scientific discoveries into products/applications, Roswell Park has established a number of biotech spin-off companies, and formed strategic partnerships with investigators and centers throughout the world.
The campus spans 28 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of 15 buildings with about 2 million square feet of space. Roswell Park’s hospital building, completed in 1998, houses a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center. In addition, the organization built a new medical research complex and renovated existing education and research space to support its future growth and expansion. The latest addition to the campus is the new 150,000 square foot Clinical Sciences Center.
Interested applicants may send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to:
Angela Gunther, MBA, PHR, AASPR
Senior Faculty Recruitment Administrator
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY 14263