Current OpportunitiesDirector, Patient Care Services Financial and Clinical Informatics Systems
Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) is the third oldest hospital in the United States, the oldest and largest hospital in New England, and the original teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Today this 947-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. They are a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn care center. They also offer services in four Boston area health centers and two outpatient ambulatory centers in the West and North of Boston. The Mass General family also includes Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Mass General has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families and focused on delivering the highest quality of care. They partner with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of communities. Annually, Mass General admits 47,000 inpatients, handles 1.4 million outpatient visits, records 88,000 emergency room visits, performs 38,000 surgeries, and delivers 3,600 babies.
Mass General is a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that includes two founding academic medical centers, community hospitals, primary care and specialty physicians, specialty facilities, community health centers and other health-related entities. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top five hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which currently ranks Mass General as first in the metro Boston area and second in the U.S. In 2008, Mass General was re-designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This hospital truly stands out as a leader nationally and internationally. For more information on this impressive organization, visit their website at www.massgeneral.org
Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a dynamic, progressive and collaborative nursing leader with substantial relevant experience for the Director of Financial and Clinical Informatics Systems position within Patient Care Services (PCS). This position reports directly to the PCS Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse, Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN. The incumbent works collaboratively with all other members of the PCS leadership team, including four Associate Chiefs for Nursing Practice, an Executive Director for Operations & Magnet Coordination, an Executive Director for the Institute for Patient Care, and Directors for Clinical Support Services, Social Services, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech and Language, Quality & Safety, Diversity, and other special programs.
Initially, the incumbent’s primary focus will be on financial management systems overseeing the development and monitoring of a $566 million PCS budget and creating a shared data management system. This will include developing, implementing, and evaluating management information systems that assure effective financial management and effective utilization of resources. Data management systems support numerous quality initiatives including development and evaluation of innovation units creating new care models, and reductions in LOS, costs and untimely readmissions. The incumbent will also be responsible for theNursing Support Office comprised of 5 FTE with the primary goal of supporting the clerical needs of Nursing Directors and Managers. This office handles certification reimbursement, travel-and-seminar registration and processing, and maintains files and coordinates billing for all Agency RNs.
Within the first 6 – 9 months in this role, the incumbent will assume additional responsibility for Clinical Informatics, supporting a new clinical documentation system being implemented this year. Informatics includes the design and use of informatics solutions and/or technology to support all areas of nursing and the health professions. This includes the direct provision of care, establishing effective administrative systems, managing and delivering educational experiences, supporting life-long learning, and supporting nursing research. The Director also serves as a catalyst for developing and revising strategic plans that establish the direction for large-scale technology projects both at the MGH and Partners.
Key qualifications: RN licensure in Massachusetts, a Master’s degree and at least one degree in nursing are required, with a doctoral degree preferred. Appropriate leadership experience and experience in clinical informatics, financial management, and business in a large academic medical center; working knowledge and understanding of acute care electronic medical record technology, HIPAA, CMS, TJC, federal and state regulations that relate to electronic health records, including information systems security and technical requirements. Other essential experience and skills include: clinical and administrative systems implementation and project management experience; high level communication skills and well-developed interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
Please send resumes to, or contact: Karen K. Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Tel: 610-667-1800, Ext. 306, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org