What is an Information Technology Manager?

The Information Technology Manager is responsible for the functioning of all Health Unit information technology and network-related equipment (including, but not limited to, computers, telephones and personal devices) in all our offices. The Information Technology Manager plans for, and implements, Health Unit technological requirements.

What do you need to do to become an Information Technology Manager?

The Information Technology Manager is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer or holds a degree in Computer Science. They also have:

  • At least three years experience in network management, including troubleshooting computer software and hardware issues
  • Oral and written communication, leadership, organizational, and planning skills.

What is the best part about being an Information Technology Manager at the Perth District Health Unit?

  • Variety of challenges
  • Learning and keeping up with new technology
  • Gratification when you are able to fix a new problem
  • Working with all staff within the Perth District Health Unit

What is the most challenging part?

  • Challenge of troubleshooting under time constraints
  • Implementing new technology and equipment plans within budget constraints
  • Constructing backup plans when a disaster may strike

Thinking about becoming an Information Technology Manager?

You’ll need a sense of humour, lots of patience, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. A desire to learn new things and keep up with current technology is also important.