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VCU Health System - Chief Information Officer

Richmond, VA

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct the search for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at VCU Hospitals and Clinics located in Richmond, Virginia.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive health system and make a significant impact by driving the future direction of IT. Anchored by a leading academic medical center, VCU Health System provides advanced clinical care, education and cutting edge research. The CIO will lead an IT enterprise that fully supports the health system’s priorities for quality, safety, innovation and growth.

The CIO reports to the Chief Executive Officer of VCU Hospitals and Clinics and will be an active member of the leadership team. The CIO will develop and lead the IT strategic plan in support of the mission and goals of VCU Hospitals and Clinics. He/she must fully evaluate the current IT department, identify gaps and areas for improvement, and move forward with a plan to develop a high performing team that provides high quality services for business and clinical operations.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic executive in a senior IT leadership position such as a CIO or #2 in a complex health system, preferably an academic medical center. The CIO will bring an enterprise wide vision and provide strategic leadership and operational excellence for IT services. He/she will develop strong, collaborative relationships at all levels and establish credibility and trust with senior management. This position requires an experienced leader who has the ability to plan and execute on time and on budget working in a complex organization. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; a master’s degree in Business Administration, Information Management, Healthcare Administration or related field is preferred.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the consultants supporting VCU Health System in this search, Greg Santore and Nick Giannas, at Confidential inquiries or requests for additional information may be directed to the consultants by telephone at 630-575-6185.

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