Healthcare News
Articles, Jobs and Consultants for the Healthcare Professional

Director, UW Medicine Telehealth Services, Seattle, WA

UW Medicine


Seattle, WA

April 4, 2019

Apply Here


Req #: 162108
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle)
Posting Date: 04/03/2019
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Shift: First Shift
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.

UW Medicine - Office of the Chief Health System Officer has an outstanding opportunity for a Director, UW Medicine Telehealth Services. The Telehealth Services Director (TSD) will be responsible for the successful development, growth and strategic integration of Telehealth Services within UW Medicine and partners across the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho). The Director will provide oversight of strategy, business planning, program design, implementation, budgeting, team management, marketing and communications. The TSD will partner with the Medical Director of Digital Health and the Associate Medical Director of Digital Health to lead strategic and operational implementation of telehealth services.

The TSD will co-chair the Telehealth Executive Advisory Committee, ensuring the Committee sets clear strategic goals, aligns on programmatic objectives and prioritizes project implementations. The Director is responsible for driving the UW Medicine telehealth strategy to tactical execution via program development, business plan coordination, and engagement with appropriate UW Medicine entities, affiliated parties, vendors, and external partners. The TSD also partners with Strategic Marketing and Communications to develop marketing and messaging campaigns for Telehealth Services. Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and adoption of telehealth best-practices, the TSD provides guidance on service standards, operational controls, workforce training and standard operating procedures. The TSD also outlines and monitors all telehealth program metrics ensuring optimal performance and continuous quality improvement.

The TSD reports to the Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations. The TSD works closely with the Executive Directors of all UW Medicine entities, Department Chairs, Department Directors, the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director of Digital Health and the Associate Medical Director of Digital Health to ensure that telehealth services meet the needs of UW Medicine patients, align with the organization’s mission, and appropriately engage UW Medicine stakeholders. The position will also work closely with financial analysts, technology leaders, legislators, faculty, division administrators, vendors, department managers, marketing, and UW Medicine Advancement. The TSD must maintain confidentiality and positive working relationships at all levels of the organization.

This position requires a high degree of strategic thinking, program management, professional initiative, role flexibility and attention to detail. Activities involve significant team work, strategic knowledge, high-level cooperation and effective communication. Ability to work in a matrixed environment is also necessary.


  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development and Communications
  • Program Development, Implementation, and Management
  • Evaluation and Compliance
  • Team Management


  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related healthcare field AND at least eight (8) years of successful leadership in hospital, clinic, or health system management with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.


  • Strong understanding of Ambulatory Network/Providers.
  • Experience with telehealth services or clinical service line development.
  • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking, analysis and business plan development.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively within complex organizational structures.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, to include specific areas of outreach and marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop teams and manage to successful outcomes.


see above

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

Apply Here

See above

See above

See above