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Chief Information Officer

Northern Light Health (formerly EMHS) | Brewer, Maine 04412

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 15, 2019
Opportunity Code: 21008

Summary

Deliver optimization and transformation as the Chief Information Officer for a growing health system throughout the state of Maine


The Position

  • The Chief Information Officer directs operational affairs in regards to information technology, technical equipment/resources and health information management
  • The CIO oversees the implementation, consolidation and optimization of newly adopted Cerner EHR platform across multiple hospitals
  • Collaborate and communicate with clinicians to drive change management and align IT processes & tools with clinical needs
  • Focus on recruitment and talent development, providing training opportunities to stay competitive with industry and market trends
  • Seeking an enthusiastic and visionary leader to transform culture, deliver ease of technology and foster positive engagement
  • Cerner optimization experience and a Master’s degree are preferred
  • Prior IT executive leadership experience is required, specifically in a healthcare setting


The Organization 

  • Northern Light Healthcare System (formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS)) is a statewide network of health delivery services that offers equal access to high quality care throughout the state of Maine
  • Northern Light Healthcare System offers a wide range of health services including acute care, medical-surgical hospitals, a free-standing acute psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty practices, long-term care and home health agencies, and ground air emergency transport services
  • 90% of Maine’s population is within the Northern Light service area, giving the system a statewide footprint
  • American Hospital Association has awarded EMHS with “HealthCare’s Most Wired” award for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • EMHS received an “A” score in National Hospital Safety in 2014 from Leapfrog Group


The Community 

  • Northern Light is headquartered in Brewer, Maine, right across the Penobscot River from Bangor, an award-winning small city that serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce
  • Brewer/Bangor is located just under four hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and two hours from the Canadian Maritimes
  • Brewer, Bangor and surrounding towns offer excellent education options, with first rate primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Area schools rank among the best in New England, earning distinction for standardized test scores, advanced placement programs, music, art, and sports. Preschool choices include traditional nursery schools, all-day programs, and several Montessori schools. The Maine Discovery Museum in downtown Bangor draws schoolchildren and families from around the state
  • Also within an hour’s drive is Maine’s prestigious Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak. A portion of the Katahdin wilderness region was recently designated as a National Monument
  • The Bangor Symphony, America’s oldest community orchestra, presents a varied concert calendar and sponsors a youth symphony. Penobscot Theatre Company has a full season repertoire, and the Maine Center for the Arts hosts musicians, dancers and entertainers from around the world. Long a haven for artists and writers, Maine has a wealth of museums and galleries, and a diverse literary community
  • The University of Maine’s flagship campus in nearby Orono has more than 11,000 students in baccalaureate and graduate programs, and offers abundant cultural opportunities and Division One sporting events
  • Thousands flock to the Bangor and Brewer waterfront annually for the American Folk Festival and the Bangor Waterfront Concert, which draw national and international acts
  • Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations, and the region is less than an hour from world-renown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, with access to hiking, hiking, beaches, boating, and endless fresh lobster


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