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Director, Clinical Applications

Company: Nebraska Health Information Initiative
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Director of Clinical Applications serves as the senior lead responsible for the clinical initiatives to NEHII participants. This position will lead initiatives and development in coordination with NEHII’s strategic plan with primary responsibility to the NEHII Social Determinants of Health Platform. The candidate will have extensive knowledge of the regions landscape of social needs, information technology, clinical systems, community based organizations, healthcare business applications, , state assistance programs, data analytics, storage, and virtualization technologies.


Direct deployment and maintenance of applications to meet the needs of the NEHII (SDoH) i nitiatives .

Guide the team in cooperation with leadership that maps the states SDoH resources. Day-to-day leadership and management of the staff and contractors that support the mission of the NEHII SDoH platform and other clinical applications.

Support strategy and operations of applications and staff for all clinical platforms and programs

Support applications of care management, social determinants, event notification, ePrescribing, analytics, dashboards, data engineering, workflow integration, and claims data as they intersect

Provide direction to the development team for implementation of ideas and concepts generated, as well as communicate with internal users, development personnel and other technical staff.

Provide direction in complex problem-solving situations and participate in direct interaction with developers as required.

Oversee the team by hiring, training, reporting, scheduling, ensuring quality and enabling systems.

Manage to key performance indicators by continuously streamlining and improving operations.

Work with NEHII participants to support applications and initiatives to ensure support and troubleshooting based on their individual requirements and needs.

Model NEHII’s values and Code of Conduct.

Manage resources and business objectives in compliance with charter, policies, and standards.

Responsible for enabling and implementing clinical platform analytics and create the role of a reporting platform by building system integration and data sharing across platforms with architectures that standardize and simplify data management.

Maintain strong relationships with appropriate technology vendors and partners.

Track and communicate relevant industry trends and technologies.

Execution and proof of business continuity for IT capabilities according to communicated service level objectives (SLOs).

Complete other assigned duties, as needed to support NEHII operations.

Education and Experience Requirements:

RN, MSW or MPH required. Clinical informatics training preferred. RNs/MSWs must have an active, unrestricted license.

Experience in working with community-based organizations that address SDoH.

Experience in assessing and implementing interventions to address social needs.

5+ years of experience working in health information and data management.

5+ years of management experience, leading and managing teams.

Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

Certification or training in leading product development methodologies (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile, etc.) and SDLCs.

Experience with enterprise architecture systems development, systems integration, IT operations, business continuity and disaster recovery.

Expert knowledge of business process analysis and redesign.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with technical staff, non-technical staff, and end-users for requirements gathering, testing, training, and outcome validation

Ability to successfully lead a team to accomplish organizational goals and objectives within deadlines and budgetary constraints.

Ability to work in a fast-changing and sometimes ambiguous environment, identifying key priorities and driving new solutions.

Strong interpersonal/relationship management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage relationships with competing priorities

Effective communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Excellent mathematical, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.

Extended working hours and overnight travel may be necessary.

Light work requiring exertion up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to work from La Vista, NE office with reliable and predictable attendance.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Omaha , Director, Clinical Applications, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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