Clinical Resources Director
Memorial Med Center Savannah - Savannah, Georgia
Job Code: 08749-14499
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for working with the Division Supply Chain Team to implement the strategic direction of Supply Cost Management within a facility. This position is responsible for reviewing and optimizing the current GPO contract portfolio, developing and executing product standardization with a facility in conjunction with the Division Supply Chain Team. This position is responsible for building strategic alliances with Hospital Executive staff with emphasis on the COO, CNO and Clinical Department Directors as it relates to successfully executing the Supply Chain Operations Plan.
SUPERVISOR: Division Clinical Resource Director
DUTIES (include, but not limited to):
-Develops and implements strategies and processes for reducing supply expense/adjusted admission.
-Develops and implements product standardization and utilization.
-Monitors utilization and cost data and identifies waste.
-Develops and facilitates clinical product committees to reduce the number of SKUs by standardization, increase product quality, evaluate processes and introduce new products.
-Actively interacts with the clinicians performing the departmental tasks to identify improvement opportunities and develop/implement continuous quality improvement process regarding supply/labor practices and recommends cost reductions.
-Actively participates and communicates with Medical Staff and clinical staff to monitor, communicate, and make improvements to utilization profiling.
-Actively participates, communicates and educates all affected departments, physicians, and medical management personnel regarding product and procedure changes.
-Maintains and communicates financial and performance measurements as gauge of standardization/utilization success.
-Collaborate with physicians in identifying and implementing improvements and standardization.
-Measures and continuously verifies process improvements and cost savings.
-Demonstrates knowledge of occurrence reporting system and utilizes system to report potential patient safety issues.
-Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
-Ability to communicate effectively to all levels, both written and verbal.
-Experience in effectively driving toward a shared vision
-Ability to develop effective and appropriate formal communications, including plans and presentations
-Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
-Functional working knowledge of clinical and surgical supply and SKU maintenance processes.
-Demonstrated quality improvement implementation skills with regard to clinical processes and SKU management.
-Understanding of utilization and productivity in a variety of clinical settings.
-Demonstrates a critical mindset toward appropriately questioning and analyzing alternatives to the status quo
-Driven by a self-motivated curiosity toward continuous improvement in supply expense and clinical utilization, supported through solid analysis
-Leads various stakeholders to develop and execute strategies for supply expense improvement
-Develops consensus among various level stakeholders on proposed financial analysis and clinical utilization strategies
-Willing to take reasonable risks, supported through solid analysis
Proven Business and Supply Chain Knowledge:
-Demonstrates technology savviness through effective use of technology and various applications
-Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
-Utilizes solid strategic thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and propose contracting strategies
-Seeks continuing knowledge and growth in clinical supply chain management
-Bachelor’s degree required (Business, Health Administration, Nursing, or Pharmacy)
-Will consider a graduate of a Professional School of Nursing with related experiences in healthcare Value Analysis, clinical supply chain, or acute care hospital performance improvement
-Master’s degree highly preferred
-Clinical/healthcare experience, minimum of 2 years
-Acute care setting preferred
-Patient care experience highly preferred
-Progressive experience demonstrating ability to accomplish objectives through a multi-disciplinary team
-Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, and demonstrated personal time management/project prioritization skills
-Demonstrated passion for building a clinically integrated supply chain
-LPN/RN, Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP), Certified Value Analysis Health Professional (CVAHP), or similar credential preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. On a frequent basis; pushing and pulling of up to 50 lbs. on occasion; required eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate clinical equipment, keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment; requires some bending, stooping and stretching; requires normal range of hearing and eye sight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports; exposure to toxic, caustic chemicals and detergent; exposure to dust, fumes and helicopters; repetitive arm/hand movements; acuity both far and near. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
Last Edited: 12/08/2017