Featured Health IT Job: IS Project Director – EHR

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the IS Project Director – EHR position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by San Francisco Department of Public Health and is located in California.

Here’s a description of the position:

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) project is the highest-priority IT project for the Department of Public Health. The EHR project will provide a unified electronic medical record across the entire department, greatly increasing the inter-operability of the San Francisco Health Network and setting the stage for future health care improvements. The project runs in phases through 2022.

We are looking for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Readiness Specialist who preferably has specific EHR readiness project management and change management experience in a clinical setting on a large-scale, enterprise EHR implementation.

Esential Duties Include:

  • Provide Project Management for EHR readiness and implementation projects.
  • Manage EHR readiness activities for integrated, cross-stream areas as part of the DPH Organizational Change Management (OCM) group.
  • Drive project implementation(s) to be on time, on budget, on schedule and fully adopted by clinicians and staff.
  • Manage project issues, risks, and resources.
  • Drive EHR-related best-practice project management methodologies for EHR adoption.
  • Report and escalate project status to the EHR Program Management Office.
  • Develop and maintain a project-specific schedule and implementation plan in Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) that is in sync with the overall EHR program management plan.
  • Organize, direct and supervise the work of subordinate staff.
  • Represent the department at various meetings.
  • Review and provide direction for system production activities.
  • Other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features:

The IS Project Director class is the highest level in the IS professional series. This class is distinguished from the supervisory level in the various IS series by its higher and interdisciplinary responsibility. It is distinguished from the IS Director/Manager series by the lower complexity and scale of the units managed. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with sole authority and responsibility in a given functional area(s) of service. Requires creative ability, resourcefulness and discriminating judgment in the analysis and solution of complex problems, and the ability to make technical decisions on specialized matters. Work is reviewed in terms of fulfillment of goals, program effectiveness and soundness of judgment.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervises a variety of professional and technical staff, as well as contractors performing information systems work for the City/County; when assigned to DTIS Project Management Office, coach, mentor, and audit IS Project Directors within the organization in all aspects of IS Project Management.

Minimum Qualifications: (MUST MEET TO BE CONSIDERED)

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].


Seven (7) years of experience in system administration, information systems development, maintenance and support, or information technology project management, including two (2) years of supervisory experience


Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • EHR implementation experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Project Management experience in a clinical/healthcare setting

Looks like a great opportunity for those with experience with EHR implementation and project management. If this looks like a position that would interest you, check out the full details for the job and how to apply.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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