UT Health Vice President and Chief Information Officer in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 180001S2

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing effective and efficient information technology services to the academic, clinical and research missions of the UTHSC-H including voice and data networking, records management, server and desktop support for administrative, academic, clinical and research applications.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Develops IT strategic plans, operating and capital budgets for the campus.

  2. Maintains a state of the art environment consistent with the Health Science

Center’s commitment to information technology.

  1. Maintains an understanding of new developments in information technology.

Promotes the application of promising new technologies as appropriate to

enhance the mission of Health Science Center.

  1. Serves as the technical representative on the Health Science Center’s IT

Governance Committee.

  1. Maintains a positive and productive relationship with other institutions, state

and federal agencies and UT System. Serves as the Health Science Center’s

IT representative.

  1. Promotes IT standards, policies, procedures methodologies for the Health

Science Center.

  1. Promotes record management policy and procedure and provides appropriate

systems and services to provide effective and efficient records management

capabilities consistent with industry standards and state law.

  1. Provides cost effective voice and data network services to facilitate

communication both within and outside the university.

  1. Provides a reliable and secure information technology environment for


  1. Provides applications to support the administrative, academic and clinical

functions of the UTHSC-H.

  1. Partners with research IT support in the schools to meet researchers’


  1. Promotes consistent integrated office automation among administrative and

academic customers.

  1. Manages Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting

and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development,

mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  1. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal

controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and

efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable, and

applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures are complied with.

  1. Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and complex enterprise.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and

technical skills.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree. Preferably in computer science or business or public administration with a concentration in computer science.

Minimum Experience:

Ten (10) years of leadership experience in a similar environment and with experience in systems development, end user computing, office automation, communication networks, and telecommunication. Academic experience is preferable.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


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