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Director of Data Management


CHRISTUS System Office




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CHRISTUS Information Mgmt-79100


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038


Full Time

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The Director of Data Management is responsible for the design and development of hardware/software systems and tools for mastering and providing data quality to downstream systems and the CHRISTUS EDW. Provides oversight of the Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality systems ensuring the highest quality of data is available for CHRISTUS; assists in managing budgets and contracts; works with consumers of data to delivering high quality data for all downstream systems; supports the business goals and objectives for the CHRISTUS organization as a whole. This position will work closely with the Director of Data Architecture and Analytics, Director of Information Security and Director of Technical Integration to provide data for interoperability that has high quality standards and mastered to the CHRISTUS data standard. This position will also ensure appropriately skilled resources are available to satisfy the current demand for data delivery.


  • Master Data Management - Leads in the planning and development of new and existing MDM domains and solutions including assuring that data stewards are trained and understand the roles within the overall MDM strategy. Provide agile and solid solutions for quality data mastered to CHRISTUS standards.
  • CHRISTUS Data Standards -- Determine mapping proposal for all data flowing outbound that can be mapped and mastered to an overall CHRISTUS data standard no matter the source of data.
  • Solutions Oriented -Demonstrate a solutions-oriented approach in delivering support services by understanding the services offered within CHRISTUS Health
  • Vision & Strategy - Develop vision and strategy for a MDM program that meets all data needs for CHRISTUS Health.
  • Planning & Managing - Plan, prioritize, manage and schedule projects and routine requests to insure all data flowing externally or to the CHRISTUS EDW has data quality standards and has been mastered. Assign appropriate resources to meet approved corporate and regional schedules and goals. Develop and implement effective written mechanisms to document and report on all plans, priorities, schedules and the status of all projects and assignments. Assist with the development, implementation, communication and promotion of strategic and tactical plans.
  • Budget & Financial Management - Develop and manage detailed budgets, tracking all capital and operational expenditures and regularly reporting the budgetary status of all assigned project budgets including hardware, software and support components.
  • Staff Management - Recruit, train, motivate, evaluate, and retain a staff of highly skilled information systems professionals. Terminate staff as required. Provide ongoing leadership and motivation to ensure that the staff is focused committed and capable of producing expected results. Create and maintain a teamwork environment conducive to productive output, successful staff advancement and a rewarding work experience. Establish and enforce department policies, procedures and standards.
  • Applications and Systems Development - Interface with and support staff in all areas and at all levels in the definition of requirements, selection, design, development, implementation, and support of information systems. Provide technical oversight of system architectural development and technical guidance on problem definition and resolution
  • Communication - Provide effective oral and written communications to staff to facilitate understanding, ownership and accomplishment of project goals and objectives. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, possess good negotiating skills and promote teamwork among subordinates.
  • Teamwork -This position is a member of the Data Management Leadership Team and is required to participate with all team members building a culture of sharing, caring, and cooperation.
  • Customer Service - Lead in the development and administration of an effective Customer Service Plan, which includes provisions to insure that information needs are met within the organization.
  • Other - Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the System Director, Business Intelligence.
  • Establish and Manage Data Governance -- Develop and implement policies, procedures, structures, roles and responsibilities that outline and enforce rules of engagement, decision rights, and the accountabilities for the effective management of information assets. Ensuring compliance of data specific to healthcare specific regulations - compliant to regulations. Collaboration with business to understand data requirements and then how to provide users with this data while maintaining control.
  • Create Mechanisms to Insure Data Quality -- Determine current data quality maturity level and move to the highest level of maturity, which is Certainty. Defining the data governance, management and ownership frameworks that will ensure data quality is created, maintained using vendor, and open source technology solutions.
  • Establish Enterprise Data Management Center of Excellence - Establish center of excellence for data governance including the best practices for the organization for mastered data and data quality. Collaborate with the business in developing process, procedures, and tools through enterprise Data Management platforms and tools.
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Healthcare Business, related field or 12 years of relevant experience.
  • An advanced Information Systems or Business degree will be considered an asset
  • Three to five (3-5) years of progressively more responsible experience in either a large Healthcare or Payer environment
  • Seven to ten (7-10) combined years of experience in at least two of the following fields:
  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Master Data Management
  • Glossary Management
  • Three years successful management experience.
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