Director of Information Technology

Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Information Technology Director provides technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the hospital-wide technology program for Mahaska Health.  The IT director’s leadership will ensure the implementation of information systems necessary to keep the hospital competitive through technological advancements and effective systems to support both clinical and business operations.  Ensures the information systems align with the overall mission, vision and values.  


  • Provide strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of information and technology for the hospital and clinics.
  • Directs and monitors all technical aspects of the department to assure compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.
  • Manages multiple information and communications systems and projects, including but not limited to voice, data, imaging, and office automation.
  • Evaluates and monitors educational programs for all hospital staff.
  • Promotes teamwork within and between departments, the Medical Staff and Board of Trustees.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with senior leadership.
  • Recruit, mentor, develop and train staff to deliver effective service and systems to users. Maximize staff performance and technical expertise across the health system to ensure quality services.
  • Responsible for capital planning to achieve the overall strategic plans/goals. 
  • Provides annual staff evaluations for employees within the Information Technology Department. 
  • Develops standards, policies and procedures in relationship to information technology.
  • Protect Information Systems records and information against loss, destruction, tampering and unauthorized access or use.
  • Facilitates communication among staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources.
  • Evaluates and implements of security and backup procedures for the hospital.
  • Responsible for streamlining IT functions. Adding value and driving efficiency with technology to enhance the overall IT deliverables.


  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and at least five (5) years of experience in Information Technology (healthcare setting preferred).
  • Five (5) years previous experience in management preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a complex data center environment, supervising desktop technicians, technical support and end-user support staff preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English with people from diverse professional, educational and lifestyle backgrounds. Ability to read and write legibly and understand/follow written and verbal directions.  Requires organizational and self motivational skills in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.  Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations and focused amid interruptions in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain budgets and meet financial goals.
  • Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.


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