Chief Data Officer/UKHC

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Posting Details

Job TitleChief Data Officer/UKHCRequisition NumberRE20021Working TitleChief Data OfficerDepartment NameH3999:EVPHAWork LocationLexingtonGrade Level18Salary Range$156,062-273,707/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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10 yrs

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Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to: provide visionary and strategic leadership and fiscal and resource management; communicate and build strategic working relationships with staff, faculty, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; positively represent UK HealthCare; and report to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus.


The expectation is primarily day shift, however as an exempt level position additional hours will be required as needed to perform job duties.

Job Summary

UK HealthCare seeks a dynamic, experienced executive to serve as its next Chief Data Officer. This is a unique opportunity at one of the most respected healthcare institutions in the U.S. The Chief Data Officer (CDO) champions data and analytics and is expected to be a master change agent in building the critical foundations of the digital business at UK HealthCare. This position will oversee a Performance Analytics Center of Excellence (PACE) for UK HealthCare and the College of Medicine. The CDO is focused on value exploitation for UKHC data assets and the external data ecosystem. This includes envisioning data-enabled strategies and enabling all forms of health care quality, value, safety, and business outcomes through analytics.

The CDO will be responsible for data and analytics development, data governance, personnel and fiscal responsibility, and in developing strategic relationships with a wide variety of key leaders and other stakeholders. He or she will conduct strategic workforce planning and develop a strategy to close gaps in data-driven culture, information management skills and competencies while also developing the enterprise’s capacity to gain insights with advanced predictive analytics. The role will lead regulatory and compliance programs related to data and analytics assets and ensure that appropriate audit controls exist for data and analytics that serve as the source material for regulatory reports. The CDO will endeavor to evolve and institutionalize processes and behaviors for the appropriate use of information within changing security requirements, privacy needs, ethical values, societal expectations and cultural norms. The CDO will collaborate with the Enterprise Data Warehouse team to ensure master and metadata management enables one true source of data.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere. It is a Level 1 trauma center, ready every minute of every day to treat even the most serious injuries when they come through the door. It is a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, caring for the tiniest and sickest newborns in Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital. It is also a Magnet hospital and home to the NCI designated Markey Cancer Center.

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings.

Visit the UK HealthCare website and see for yourself what makes the University of Kentucky one great place to work! For additional information about Lexington and the University’s vital role within the community Click Here.

The executive search firm Witt Kieffer has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, you must complete the UK application, apply to the specific requisition, and contact Hillary Ross at [email protected] or 630-575-6116 or Scott Dethloff at [email protected] or 630-575-6176.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

•Ability to manage change, ambiguity, and build relationships based on trust, ethics and integrity.
•Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; able to work across business lines at senior levels to influence and effect change to achieve common goals.
•Demonstrated leadership; proven track record of leading complex, multidisciplinary talent teams in new endeavors and delivering solutions.
•Proven data literacy — the ability to describe business use cases/outcomes, data sources and management concepts, and analytical approaches/options. The ability to translate among the languages used by executives, business, IT, and other stakeholders.
•Information strategy experience; experience in strategic technology planning and execution, policy development and maintenance.
•Analytical skills: outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•Familiarity with business information generation and analysis methods.
•Ability to effectively drive business, culture and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment.
•Influence and develop a framework for information and analytics governance, as well as to sell and embed it in all levels of the business.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists; the ability to sell ideas and process internally at all levels.
•Proven record of effective leadership, including the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities; building teams and consensus; getting things done through others not directly under his/her supervision; working ethically and with integrity.
•Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare business processes and resultant information needs, including risk and regulatory factors relating to information flows.
•Demonstrated knowledge of data structure desired, but not essential; information systems/tools; related software and data management; enterprise content management; record-keeping policies and practices in a complex organizational environment.
•Broad experience desired, but not essential, in multiple domain areas, such as data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), data governance, data architecture, data integration, data classification, data strategy, data quality management, data security and privacy, data standards, regulatory compliance, and enterprise architecture frameworks.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

The ideal candidate is an experienced data and analytics leader with deep knowledge of data management processes and tools and experience working in a matrixed environment. A master’s degree in business administration, computer science, data science, information science or related field, or equivalent work experience is highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply09/22/2019University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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    Posted: 8/27/2019
    Application Due: 9/24/2019
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