Contributes to the ongoing achievement of the organization's clinical; financial and service goals for an assigned area through the application of clinical expertise to material resource and change management. Act as liaison between the supply chain and the clinical part of the enterprise; serving as an advocate for supply chain with clinicians and representing the clinical perspective within supply chain.
???Leadership Applies clinical knowledge to established value analysis processes; product utilization reviews and product change management processes and serves as a material services liaison to the assigned clinical areas. Uses clinical knowledge to identify opportunities and make recommendations on ways to improve financial, clinical and service outcomes and to facilitate interactions between clinical and non-clinical staff. Serves as a supply chain contact for clinical staff. Assists supply chain staff by providing clinical materials leadership and staff education related to clinical product knowledge and use. Provides instruction to clinicians in materials value analysis, procurement, and inventory management and distribution process.
???Resource Management Supports or leads material resource selection, standardization and utilization initiatives in assigned area. Understands and utilizes value analysis in the decision making process. Initiates and conducts product utilization reviews for opportunities to maximize product standardization or improve utilization. Uses knowledge of clinical practice, current practice and market place to identify opportunities to reduce cost while sustaining or improving patient outcomes and staff satisfaction. Maintains current knowledge of clinical practice and product related to assigned area of focus. Works closely with purchasing to ensure all phases of data capture and analysis are conducted in accordance with appropriate clinical parameters. Assists procurement staff with alternate sourcing when issues with product availability arise. Assists materials staff with cataloging of products for material information systems to ensure reporting related to product usage remain accurate. Summarizes and reports results, monitors outcomes of implementations and analyzes variance in predicted usage and outcomes.
???Value Analysis & Change Management Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Participates in evaluation and implementation process for assigned area by identifying resources needed, impact on clinical policies and procedures, communication and educational needs and purchasing and logistics needs. Creates a project plan or timeline and monitors adherence to plan. Summarizes outcomes, reports issues and seeks consensus an approval in accordance with established procedures. Responsible for identifying needs to obtain and share information related to assigned functions and areas. Works with others to develop communication and education plans. Prepares and presents updates as requested.
???Liaison Interacts with staff hospital wide through one on one relationship as a committee participant, or in a committee leadership role in carrying out resource and change management functions. Works with physicians, clinicians, vendors and other departments as needed to achieve consensus. Serves as a resource and consultant to materials and clinical staff regarding products and services. Works closely with Materials Management and Purchasing teams to facilitate interactions and processes.
???Miscellaneous Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with current RN licensure
Minimum 5 years of experience in a clinical/progressively more responsible role in a diverse and complex health care environment
Demonstrate an independent work initiative, sound judgment, problem-solving skills, diplomacy, and professional demeanor
Data collection and analysis experience
At least 2 years of related experience
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong and effective presentation skills.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal).
Understanding of supply chain activities and processes. Professional knowledge, clinical and technical ability sufficient to provide leadership, consultation and guidance to clinical and technical personnel.
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