IT Associate Director - Duke Transplant Center

Job description

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In the fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in the fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics, and outpatient surgery centers.



The Duke Transplant Center (DTC) Vice President with a strong dotted line to the DHTS Senior IT Manager and MD Director, DTC IT and Quality


This position is newly created and will serve as the leader for data access, management, and governance across all missions of the Duke Transplant Center (DTC): clinical care, research (basic, clinical, and translational) and education. This leader will be responsible for the development and implementation of curated patient cohorts (or registries) built at the clinical program level to support both clinical quality improvement and research. These cohorts will enable repeatable access to common data elements; single data assets fueling multiple clinical and research questions; increasing quality assurance; regulatory readiness, and improved data transparency through aligned governance.


Data – 50% Effort

Key leader responsible for curation, usability, and liquidity of transplant data sourced from the electronic medical record for both clinical research and quality improvement. Assure transplant data is stored in an “analysis-ready” format that is easily accessible and understood. Manage the design, development, implementation, integration, and maintenance of new and existing transplant data management applications. Assure best practices implemented for database management, integration, and reusability across multiple research and clinical questions. Manage the design, development, implementation, integration, and maintenance of new and existing data access applications for visualization and statistical analysis. Oversee both internal and external marketing and referral trend analysis and information dissemination to program leadership.

Governance and Programmatic Execution – 25% Effort

Oversee and execute data governance strategy, including the management, cleaning, and dissemination of curated data elements and metadata. Chair and manages data governance leadership committees. Create and manage the development and execution of transplant patient cohorts for longitudinal management supporting both quality improvement and clinical research needs. Oversee the maintenance and long term development roadmap for these patient cohorts.

Leadership – 25% Effort

Form and supervise a newly created DTC Data Systems team in alignment with the strategic planning goals of the Transplant Center. Create a positive team culture that fosters open communication, motivates staff, and encourages creativity. Seek out, listen to, accept, and act on feedback. Establish regular communication methods and meetings with staff; collectively and individually. Be available to direct report staff and indirect report staff, such as transplant quality, performance services, and biostatistical staff, on a routine basis to provide leadership and mentoring. Provide staff with clear measurable goals that are in alignment with the strategic plan, monitor performance, and quality of work. Assign staff duties and responsibilities; cross-train and reassign as needed. Foster and encourage the professional development of staff. Oversee operational staff training and certifications to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures [SOPs], regulations, and processes. Serve as an expert resource for the transplant community. Support colleagues in their project work; encourage completion. **And other work as assigned.**


• Excellent interpersonal skills and strong ability to develop and enhance relationships with customers and internal groups.

• Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms.

• Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.

• Excellent analytical ability and innovative problem-solving skills.

• Excellent leadership, negotiation, and organizational abilities in managing a team.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. The intent of this job description is to be representative of the level and the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities.


The ideal candidate will have experience with database systems management or software development, possess Epic or Transplant, and experience in an academic medical center.



Master degree in computer science or a related technical field.


• Minimum of 4 years of management and leadership experience.

• OR a minimum of 10 years of operational experience in application development or database management.

• Must have a technology background.

• Experience in research and analytics OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 3/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time