Promise. It's a strong word that everyone understands, especially kids.
At Cook Children's, we've made a promise to improve the health of every child in our region. All of our employees come to work every day with that promise in mind.
As Cook Children’s Director of Research Information Services you will be responsible for the portfolio of applications and/or systems that are used to conduct research at the Cook Children’s Health Care System. You will be highly collaborative and proactively engage Cook Children’s research stakeholders in our research community and assist with their technology needs through:
You will ensure that all decisions and/or investments in research technologies align with Information Services policies and strategic plan.
Cook Children’s is looking for you to have significant professional experience working within academic medical centers in areas including:
Institutional Review Board
cost/resource allocation models.
Further, you will serve as a resource to the research community by having knowledge of commonly used commercially available and/or open-source research applications/systems. In this Director role, you will also have broad administrative responsibilities that include:
You will also be expected to be an ambassador of the organization through employee engagement and will work with your staff on performance reviews, coaching, mentoring and other professional development.
Required Education and Experience
4 years of management experience
At least, 5 years of experience in healthcare research and/or with an academic medical center
At least, 10 years of experience working with information technology
Analytical thought processes and strong organizational, team building, conflict resolution, and facilitation skills
Proven ability to commit to and meet deadlines
Good communication and project skills
Research information systems (RIS) and implementation experience
Experience with applications/tools such as R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, MySQL, SQL, Oracle, Python, MATLAB, FTP, etc.
Experience with high performance computing clusters.
Experience with inter-institutional large data set sharing models and high speed research networks
Preferred Education and Experience
Graduate degree in a field related to research computing and/or information services
Experience participating in organizations such as Educause, Internet2, Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN), etc.
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.