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UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time professional staff VALUE ANALYSIS PROJECTS MANAGER to support Purchased Services and Operations. This position will serve as part of the UW Medicine Value Analysis team that supports both supply chain and clinical value analysis objectives. This position will be responsible for the Value Analysis work within the Purchased Services/Operations spectrum of products and services across the UW Medicine system.
The Purchased Services/Operations Value Analysis Projects Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to: supporting the UW Medicine Value Analysis program administration and providing analysis, expertise, and guidance regarding services and products related to the operations of the UW Medicine hospitals and entities. This includes purchased services, non-medical supplies, and services such as those found in the engineering department, construction, food services, finance, etc. The Value Analysis Projects Manager will facilitate cost containment efforts, product and service selection, product and service standardization, and utilization practices in order to support the goals of providing safe and high-quality healthcare.
The Purchased Services/Operations Value Analysis Projects Manager will manage and lead a team of representatives from UW Medicine entities focused on purchased services, operational, and non-medical products and services.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Act as a resource with all appropriate department leaders, surgeons, and other clinical and business operations leaders in individual hospitals and at the system level to develop, coordinate, and integrate cost management programs into departmental services by assisting with program development, data collection and analysis, implementation, monitoring and follow-up.
- Serve as a facilitator and liaison between administration, departments, and clinical staff to ensure cost-effective utilization of products, technologies, services, and processes.
- Provide education on value analysis principles and the value analysis policies and procedures to all hospital staff.
- Maintain a value analysis project tracker that includes savings.
- Coordinate and facilitate product reviews/evaluations and standardization of products.
- Encourage standardization of products, processes, policies, and protocols as supported by clinical evidence and data.
- Collaborate with administrative and nursing staff members to develop methods for using value analysis to improve patient, family, employee, and physician satisfaction.
- Maintain awareness of quality improvement and assurance activities and promote institutional quality programs within the value analysis program.
- Collaborate with hospital and system-level departments and staff to monitor and report on compliance of implemented changes in products, services, and processes.
- Coordinate or facilitate periodic system value analysis meetings with (as appropriate) individual hospital value analysis leads/professionals, administrators, project managers, departmental heads, etc.
- Compile and analyze data to identify opportunities for improved supply utilization, standardization, and process improvement; evaluate findings, and report and make recommendations.
- Identify cost savings opportunities for products currently in use through review and analysis of group purchasing contracts and market data.
- Monitor supply utilization and purchase patterns on a routine/scheduled basis; compile reports, analyzes data, and make recommendations for addition/deletion of products and/or process changes to reduce operating cost and ensure continuity of supply.
- Investigate products, procedures, or processes that will improve operational or clinical efficiency, increase the quality of patient care, and reduce expenditures and recommend these changes to the value analysis directors and value analysis committees.
- Coordinate and monitor activities of strategic suppliers to ensure conformance with contractual obligations; identify opportunities for process improvement, service enhancement, and/or cost reductions.
- Shall be familiar with and observe all State of Washington RCW's pertaining to Procurement especially Chapter 28b.10 RCW (Colleges and Universities Generally) and any other RCW's that pertain to Purchasing, Procurement and Contracting.
- Shall successfully complete, and show evidence of certification, for all Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Training Modules, required by UW Medicine Supply Chain, as described in RCW 39.26.110 prior to executing or managing contracts.
- Shall be or become familiar with Federal Flowdown requirements, and terms and conditions for grant and contract purchases.
- Shall be or become familiar with the UW Medicine Process for Delegated Signature Authority and participate in that delegated authority to the level approved by the System Director, UW Medicine Strategic Sourcing.
- Education: Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field.
- 4-5 years of experience in supply chain management, contracting, procurement, and/or value analysis.
- Demonstrated leadership, analytical, problem solving, organizational and customer service abilities.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, hospital operations, and items used in a hospital.
- Demonstrated presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate and lead groups.
- Demonstrated creativity, imagination, initiative and good judgment in developing, organizing and implementing ideas and programs.
- Demonstrated ability within a team assignment to take a lead role in interpreting and applying conflict resolution techniques; management of diversity in the workplace; effective communication and active listening skills; consensus building and problem resolution skills in order to achieve group goals.
- Ability to develop positive, beneficial relationships with others.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, in a variety of situations.
- Ability to work in a high-volume environment where great emphasis is placed on customer service and creative problem-solving skills.
- Ability to plan, organize, implement, and complete projects.
- Ability to perform complex financial analysis.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in developing, negotiating, and administering major procurement contracts for technically complex goods and services.
- Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in computer skills, including spreadsheet and word processing, email, Web-based activities, and the utilization of automated systems used in inventory replenishment and distribution activities.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.