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Medical Director - Informatics, San Mateo, CA

Organization: San Mateo Medical Center
Category: Medical Director
Location: San Mateo, CA
Date Job Posted: December 13, 2021
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San Mateo Medical Center
$237,848.00 - $297,294.40 Annually

San Mateo Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Medical Director-Informatics. Come join this engaged group of leaders in the daily operational and strategic work related to information systems for San Mateo Medical Center.

The San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC), located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a public hospital and clinic system operating outpatient clinics throughout San Mateo County, and an acute-care hospital in San Mateo. SMMC is part of San Mateo County Health Department. SMMC has been providing healthcare to our community and surrounding service area since 1930. It is committed to developing leadership across the organization and creating a culture of continuous process improvement using lean management and process improvement philosophy.

The Medical Director-Informatics will lead and be responsible for the planning and implementation of information systems used in the clinical environment and facilitate the development of the clinical enterprise. This Medical Director is the tactical and strategic leader for clinical information systems that support health and well-being of patients and advancement of clinical quality and safety initiatives.

The Medical Director-Informatics is responsible for establishing the vision, future directions, and strategic use of clinical information systems for optimum health care. The Medical Director-Informatics is a proponent of new and emerging health care technologies while understanding the impact on the organization, the physician citizens of the organization and the patient. The Medical Director-Informatics is active in the policy sector of healthcare by engaging with local, regional and national issues affecting the delivery of care.

The Medical Director-Informatics will receive general direction from the Chief Quality and Experience Officer and will exercise direct and indirect supervision over all levels of medical/professional, technical and support staff. The position is split 25% clinical and 75% administrative, depending on the needs of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years of medical leadership experience, in the areas of planning, development, preparation and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical information systems
  • MD with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Medical Informatics or Business Administration preferred
  • Healthcare information technology experience providing medical leadership for clinical information systems and computerized physician order entry
  • Knowledge of clinical workflow and technology needs in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Ability to perform as a strong leader with practical experience in the use of clinical technologies to support patient care
  • A high level of clinical knowledge, analytical ability, critical decision-making skills and an extensive knowledge of healthcare issues, with a focus on the science of integrating healthcare, technology and clinical data that results in improving patient clinical outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diversity of personalities. Must be approachable, show respect for others and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. Must be an effective consensus builder.
  • A good grasp of clinical workflow in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and an interest in clinical information systems and outcomes measurement
  • Experience with standardization of systems and consolidation of multiple information systems
  • Experience implementing organization-wide, hospital-wide and clinical area–wide information systems
  • Advanced leadership and management skills, interpersonal skills and customer service skills to interact with multiple areas of stakeholders to affect change
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with executives and physicians
  • Ability to perform effectively in a complex changing environment
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and develop recommendations and solutions
  • Action oriented and results driven
  • High integrity and trustworthiness


Licensure/Certification: License to practice medical or osteopathy in the State of California.

Education and Experience: Requires completion of a residency program, one year administrative or supervisory experience and Board Certification or eligibility for certification in internal medicine, family practice or a medical or surgical subspecialty.

Knowledge of:

  • Laws, statues and local, State and Federal regulations governing California Health Services providers and JCAHO and other regulatory requirements
  • Principle and practices of modern medicine
  • Advanced management practices and organizational dynamic principles
  • Quality assurance as it applies to medical services
  • Program management and health care administration.
  • Sound budget principles and governmental appropriation budget.
  • Principles of supervision.
  • Lean process improvement and quality improvement.
  • Clinical advances and evidence-based practices for delivery of psychiatric and addiction medicine services.

Final Filing Date: January 11, 2022

To learn more about this amazing career opportunity and how to apply, read our job posting at: or visit the County jobs portal page at Applications are only accepted online.

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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