Tucson Medical Center
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Manager Clinical Value Analysis - Supply Chain
at Tucson Medical Center
This position has responsibility for achieving supply expense management initiatives and targets utilizing the value analysis process. Directs the value analysis process to provide high quality, efficient and cost effective products and services. The position also establishes and adheres to a streamlined method for standardization and monitors products/service selection, utilization and costs. Provide clinical and strategic expertise which facilitates supply expense management while improving all processes that support patient care, education and research. Interacts with many areas of the hospital including physicians, allied health professionals, administrators, Finance department staff, foundation materials management staff, vendors and other individuals internal and external to TMC
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Manages employees providing supply and equipment inventory control. Provides day-to-day oversight of operations, personnel and provides daily work guidance and on-the-job training for other technicians.
Analyzes daily operations and implements needed changes.
Directs the requisitioning, sorting, labeling and issuing of supplies to meet area needs.
Coordinates and maintains an adequate level of supplies to meet area needs.
Conducts regular physical inventory surveys with consistency.
Maintains the databases for inventory using computer programs.
Maintains inventory records and submits requisitions.
Subscribes to and upholds established standards of behavior.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of other team members.
Supports quality improvement initiatives through team participation, data collection, process change implementations, and other activities.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times, including patient information, proprietary information and personnel information.
Demonstrates effective IT skills and familiarity, such as basic functionality of the computer, PC File and
Folder, Word, Excel, e-mail and attachment capabilities, Outlook, Powerpoint and presentation skills.
Effectively manages staff; interviews, hires and trains; evaluates employee performance; deals with performance problems as appropriate; delegates work assignments effectively.
Assists in managing department budget.
Directs, consults and analyzes product/service introduction (internal/external), investigation, education, conversion, issues and tracks projected outcomes.
Maintains processes for continual identification and prioritization of cost containment opportunities.
Directs vendors in the value analysis process and communicates roles and expectations for business partners.
Guides project sponsors with conduction value analysis processes.
Coordinates products/services evaluations and trials to assure the proper use of product, use of appropriate evaluation criteria, documentation of evaluation outcome, and consultation of necessary personnel.
Investigates new or alternative products/services based on various processes and tools.
Collaborates with user group and suppliers to develop product specifications and to determine availability and potential use of standard or customized supplies.
Keeps current on technology, regulatory, and operational trends in the health care industry which may impact product/service utilization.
Coordinates the collaboration between materials management, suppliers and user groups to achieve effective and efficient resolution.
Seeks direction from legal and risk management when appropriate; maintains documentation to comply with legal/regulatory requirements and parameters established by TMC.
Acts as a resource to departments regarding the establishment of the most cost effective approach to product/service need, price, utilization and ability to support quality patient care.
Serves as support for the Group Purchasing Organization contracts, Foundation initiatives and local entity strategies without losing focus of specific facility stakeholder needs.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
EXPERIENCE: Seven (7) years of experience or training in a clinical environment.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current AZ RN License or Current AZ LPN license preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
- Ability to work with concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and to apply mathematical operations to solve or analyze job-related situations; ability to create financial forecasts and budgets;
- Ability to identify positive or negative variances from expected outcomes.
- Must have strong analytical skills.
- Ability to define problems; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.