Oversees and directs departmental activities to ensure quality services for both internal and external customers. Serves as a resource to and collaborates with others to advance the Health System mission.
Job Specific Duties
Provides executive leadership of a system value analysis process for the selection and standardization of clinical supplies that solicits input from physicians, clinicians, and leadership in a formal manner.
Facilitates the selection and contracting of capital equipment, construction, and related services as the voice to the marketplace and intermediary to the NCHS business owners.
Responsible for centralized distribution center for a healthcare system.
Provides leadership and strategic direction for developing and executing a comprehensive integrated supply chain management strategy.
Promotes and reports operational activities and savings to senior leadership.
Identifies process improvement initiatives and expense management opportunities to achieve cost reduction goals.
Oversees system logistical operations by providing leadership direction and guidance in the areas related to procurement, warehousing, distribution, courier service and mail, inventory control, shipping, receiving, and freight management.
Develops system-wide cost containment strategies without losing focus on quality outcomes and/or individual departmental needs.
Implements best practices and automation in various areas of supply-chain.
Oversee MMIS strategies related to inbound and outbound procurement, EDI protocols, and other automated strategies.
Ensures financial results that are reflected in the supply line and through financial indicators set by the organization.
Coordinate and expand the scope/influence of supply chain management activities.
Active within the GPO, including serving on significant committees, developing a leadership role within the organization, and being active in evaluating contracts.
Collect, validate, and establish on-going trends for measures of supply utilization by department, patient type/diagnosis, and physician for all clinical areas. Target high volume/high cost supplies for focused attention relative to reduced consumption and/or the identification of potential lower cost alternatives.
Engage physician participation through provision of aggregate and anonymous individual supply utilization/consumption trend reporting by patient type and diagnosis with acuity adjustment. Provide feedback to physicians and departments on achievement of resource utilization targets combined with patient outcome measures.
Ensures appropriate supervision of staff, including orientation, training, regular meetings, day-to-day activities, and evaluation within the established department and NCHS guidelines.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Healthcare or related field
More than 10 years of progressive healthcare material management experience
Minimum of 10 years of experience as Supply Chain Top Leadership Role of a multifacility healthcare organization
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master's Degree or demonstrated 10 years Healthcare Supply Chain Director level experience.
Supply Chain leadership of multi-facility organization with full range of supply chain scope.
Leadership of a clinically driven supply chain that utilizes value analysis decision making.
Analytical ability to evaluate data, make judgments, and recommendations regarding operations and budgets.
Demonstrate developed qualities in negotiation and decision making.
Able to evaluate supply chain related decisions in terms of the overall organizational mission and longterm goals and objectives.
Ability to evaluate business opportunities and major contract opportunities.
Capacity to design and implement sophisticated management systems.
Ability to develop/articulate policy and program objectives and achieve consensus relative to their implementation.
Analytic ability to synthesize data from disparate sources to identify operational and financial trends.
Ability to work closely with information system personnel.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.