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Intermountain Healthcare Technical Data Governance/Modeling Director in West Valley City, Utah

Job Description:

Intermountain is committed to improving its data quality in support of furthering its long history of data-driven decision, while it actively pursues intelligent automation, use of artificial intelligence, and other digital technologies. The Director of Data Governance and Modeling will play a strategic role in transforming the use and management of data across the enterprise and externally, ensuring decisions are based on accurate and timely information. The role will be responsible for technical delivery of data quality, master data management, reference data management, and healthcare terminology mapping functions.

Job Essentials

Reporting to the CTIS AVP accountable for data management, the role directs the technical operations of the Data Governance Program across Intermountain and collaborates with other technical teams (e.g., enterprise data warehouse). The scope includes data quality, business data glossary, semantic terminology management, master data management, reference data management, metadata management, and the technical tools supporting data stewardship. This leader will establish and oversee teams who will support the valuation of data and data asset management (e.g., data inventory, data lifecycle management, value measurement and realization evaluations). In partnership with key stakeholders, this leader will facilitate technical aspects of decisions surrounding, what is the manageable data set that Intermountain should actively manage considering value, risk, privacy, quality, fit-for-purpose, and the trajectory for technology.

Provides strategic and operations direction for the technical aspects of Data Governance and steward support contributing content to the Data Governance Roadmap developed by the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO). Facilitates the strategic direction for technical aspects of data governance, terminology mapping and modeling, and quality across the data life cycle, publishing and executing against a CTIS Data Governance and Terminology Roadmap that aligns with the current enterprise direction and anticipates future needs. Collaborates with the CAO and their organization and operational leaders to broker agreements across the enterprise for defining and maintaining a data inventory, data valuation, minimizing data and data service overlaps, and the responsibilities of data ownership. Establishes technical best practices and advises on stewardship for managing existing and emerging data sets, including data set readiness for sharing and re-use. Partners with business leaders and CTIS team members to manage technical aspects of data sources of truth, including master and reference data, and the technical solution for and implementation of business rules including policies, practices, compliance, privacy, and security. Supports the technical aspects and concerns surrounding data quality, integrity, and standards compliance, ensuring decisions are based on accurate and timely information, supports technical aspects of proactive and reactive reviews (e.g., Root Cause Analysis) for data related events and incidents, documenting technical options for corrective actions, and making recommendations for improvement, and supports technical aspects of the stewardship of business metadata management critical to data governance, metrics standard facilitation, data owner program oversight and training on the use of the tools. Directs the Team supporting clinical semantic and reference data and is accountable for maximizing the value of the service. Establishes, tracks, and transparently reports key performance indicators (KPI) for areas of responsibility. Accountable to plan and manage the daily operations within the parameters of their departmental operating and capital budgets and manages resource allocation to projects to ensure timely delivery within budget and according to requirements Provides leadership and direction for department/area and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a group of employees, including staffing, goal setting, coaching and mentoring, employee recognition and training, and performance management which includes addressing performance concerns through corrective action, employee engagement, adoption of best practices, and problem resolution. Manages customer, stakeholder, and vendor relationships and expectations. Focuses on solutions and strategies that create win / win situations both inside and outside of the analytics domain. Regularly communicates with staff through huddles, team meetings, individual one on one meetings, rounding and skip-level interviews as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with Ten years of applicable experience working in data and analytics, degree in computer science, management information systems, informatics, mathematics, or related education showing progressive leadership responsibilities. OR Master's Degree with eight years of experience working in data related roles showing progressive leadership responsibilities.(Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.)


  • Five years of applicable experience working in Data Governance requiring the demonstrated success with the implementation of Data Governance frameworks, principles, processes, technologies, and tools in a complex environment.

  • Experience with implementing data governance, data standards, and policies in a healthcare environment.

  • Experience with successfully defining or redefining and launching or relaunching a data governance program.

  • Experience in a role requiring demonstrated effective leadership, managing through influence, and communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, interpersonal), demonstrated strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment, and decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail and scheduling applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-years or more experience at a Director level in a healthcare provider or payer organization of $3B or more in revenue

  • Experience defining data stewardship processes or practices, training, and/or mentoring.

  • Experience with:

  • Business glossary or data catalog or enterprise data catalog - - Data quality profiling or data profiling

  • Master data management (MDM)

  • Metadata management

  • Platforms such as Informatica, SAP Data Hub, IBM Data Governance, Alation, Collibra, SAS Data Management, Talend, Experian, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.

  • Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

  • See and read computer monitors and documents.

  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

  • May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.


Parkway Building

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West Valley City

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Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining a world-class team of over 38,000 employees and caregivers while embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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