RHC Applications Manager - Full-Time - Days

Open Date 4/10/2017
Division Reading Hospital

Are you a results-driven healthcare leader? Be empowered to steer progress and translate your passion for IT applications into a pivotal leadership position. Seize this chance to make your mark as healthcare continues to change. Tower Health is dedicated toadvancing health and transforming lives. Join a HIMSS Stage 7 health system where senior leadership is passionate about technology. Join the transformation.


Your leadership as Applications Manager will be vital in driving the evolution of the electronic health record. Your contributions may include:

  • Initiating and achieving change by fearlessly challenging the status quo, planning, and creative problem solving.
  • Cultivating strong relationships enterprise-wide and advancing redesign and standardization of technology.
  • Leading and developing an established team of talented professionals to enhance and support assigned applications. Playing a major role in staffing allocation, performance appraisals, and pay reviews of staff.
  • Evaluating, planning, coordinating, and supervising activities related to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of assigned applications.
  • Delivering solutions that ensure compatibility and integration with hospital strategies and business plans while establishing standards and guidelines for improving the applications development process.
  • Establishing effective communication across technical and non-technical departments to identify key plan tasks and due dates. Participating in planning and managing project schedules and budget and ensuring that technical projects follow those plans.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in healthcare management or leading teams in operations or IT is required with an understanding of a broad cross-section of clinical or revenue cycle processes and data/terminology. 3 or more years of management experience is preferred.
  • Experience with any major HIT vendor (Epic, Siemens/Cerner, McKesson, MEDITECH, etc.). Epic experience a plus.
  • An understanding of systems development life cycle required. Proven ability to understand, analyze, design, and problem solve process/workflow and develop creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to and understand the needs of different groups, make persuasive presentations, inspire employees, effectively negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders, sell ideas, influence others, and lead change in a collegial manner.
  • Ability and proven success in effectively interacting and building relationships with individuals at all levels (direct reports, peer level, C-suite, providers, department leaders, vendors, etc.).
  • Track record of strong customer focus. Collaboration and consensus building are key for this position.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to convey information clearly, accurately, and timely in consideration of audience and medium. Proficiency with MS Office suite required.
  • Understanding of or experience with lean methodology and/or continuous improvement helpful.
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills with demonstrated attention to detail.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly 80

Reading Shift Day