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IS Supervisor

Department Description: Help desk supervisor.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 42603BR

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the 24/7 daily supervision of operations of IS Support Services staff. It is an expectation that this position provide input and information to the Manager that may directly influence policies, procedures and processes that impact and affect the delivery of customer services and support within BIDMC.

Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
  1. As Supervisor of Desktop Field Support, the individual is responsible for managing the work ticket queue with appropriate distribution to staff, working on projects, and other responsibilities as directed by the Manager.
  2. The Supervisor will be required to perform desktop field support functions as needed.
Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Oversees the daily operational functions and activities of the team; ensuring adequate staff resources, monitoring workflow, scheduling and productivity and ensuring quality controls are in place and practiced
  2. Serves as a resource and escalation point for technical information and provides expert solutions and problem management to complex problems/issues; coordinates user and support issues within the Team and among other IS teams to ensure timely response, positive outcome.
  3. Generate metrics to determine success of team and to produce management reports on productivity and workflow analysis.
  4. Enforcement of customer and departmental Service Level Agreements; creates and maintains technical procedures, documentation and processes
  5. Participates on projects, when directed to do so by the Manager
  6. Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has authority to undertake or recommend the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 4-6 Indirect Reports: 6-10

  7. Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required.
  2. Certificate 1 A+ Certification preferred., and Certificate 2 Microsoft Cert Syst Engineer preferred.
  3. 5-8 years related work experience required and 1-3 years supervisory/management experience required
  4. Excellent customer service and case handling skills, with the ability to maintain composure and professionalism during difficult customer encounters and/or crisis situations.
  5. Excellent problem assessment and problem management skills
  6. Minimum of five years desktop field support experience, preferably in the healthcare field.
  7. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Applied knowledge and understanding of IT desktop management and security principles, practices and systems; i.e. McAfee HIPS, ePO or other enterprise suite
  2. Minimum of 2 years desktop field support experience at BIDMC.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
EOE Statement



As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement

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