Associate Clinical Resource Director in Richmond, VA at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

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Associate Clinical Resource Director
Job Summary – The Associate Clinical Resource Director (ACRD) is responsible for actively participating and successfully completing the Associate Clinical Resource Director program. This competency based program will provide extensive developmental activities to prepare the ACRD to become a Clinical Resource Director or another key management position within the HealthTrust Supply Chain organization.
Development Summary – The Individuals selected for the Associate Clinical Resource Director Development program will complete field training, didactic sessions, include developing effective decision-making skills related to judgment and performance, develop strategies to incorporate evidence-based into their role and develop leadership skills to support the hospital in their supply expense agenda. They will also focus on enhancing their management and technical skills and various computer modules preparing them to function competently as a Director or other appropriate roles throughout the HealthTrust Supply Chain organization.
Upon completion of the program the Associate Clinical Resource Director must demonstrate competencies for the position. The individual(s) selected from the Associate Clinical Resource Director program will transition from entry-level position to a competent Clinical Resource Director, and will be expected to relocate to any hospital that HealthTrust services.
Supervisor – Division Clinical Resource Director (DCRD)
Supervises – None
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
•         Successfully complete and pass scheduled classroom training. This will include curriculum from the Harvard Leadership Transitions program, the Supply Chain University program, and other programs.
•         Successfully complete field training assignments, within a hospital and division setting.
•         Be assigned initiatives and function as a project coordinator for facility and division projects to further enhance their management and technical skills.
•         Assist in the development and implementation strategies and processes to reduce supply expense per adjusted admission.
•         Assist in the development and implementation of product standardization, improving contract compliance and product utilization.
•         Participate, develop content and lead a Supply Management Action team (SMAT) meeting and progressing to participating, developing content and leading a Clinical Value Analysis Team (CVAT) meeting.
•         Begin to build relationships with Hospital Leadership, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Directors, Physicians, Analysis Committees and Supply Chain.
•         Begin to have a basic understanding of supply expense management which includes supply expense planning and HCA’s supply general ledger structure. This will include identifying supply expense variances that are not performing based on budget and prior year.
•         Participate in and meet the requirements of quarterly reviews, given by Division Clinical Resource Director to remain in the program.
•         Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•         Demonstrates organizational and time management skills and can proactively prioritize needs
•         Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
•         Demonstrates customer orientation through building trust and respect by meeting expectations
•         Demonstrates the ability to work independently and within teams
•         Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing work load and can handle stress appropriately
•         Bachelor’s degree required (Business, Health Administration, Nursing or Pharmacy)
•         Will consider a graduate of a Professional School of Nursing with related experiences in the acute care hospital setting
•         Master’s degree highly preferred
•         Demonstrated passion for continued, lifelong learning
•         Clinical / healthcare experience, minimum of 2 years
•         Acute care setting required
•         Patient care experience highly preferred
•         Appropriate for education level
•         LPN/RN, Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP), Certified Value Analysis Health Professional (CVAHP), or similar credential highly preferred.
•         Upon conclusion of the program the Associate Clinical Resource Director should begin to demonstrate the following Clinical Resource Director competencies:
•         Building relationships and communication
•         Builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization that will include c-suite, physicians, department directors, and supply chain team through solid interpersonal skills, subject matter expertise, and ability to influence decision making
•         Maintains strong working relationships with external stakeholders
•         Communicates supply chain financial, clinical and outcomes information to key stakeholders as needed
•         Educates other leaders and staff on processes, clinical issues, value analysis, and lessons learned in executing initiatives
•         Solutions provider
•         Supports a high performing and customer focused culture to bring solutions to complex issues
•         Encourages creative thought leadership
•         Approaches issues with an analytical and critical thinking toward developing solutions while ensuring compliance with contracts and company decisions/direction
•         Driving efficiencies and results
•         Provides clear financial analysis for appropriate decision-making, with the focus on the primary drivers of supply expense and utilization
•         Supports decision-making through interpretation of financial and clinical data
•         Services as the “clinical” conscience for supply related decisions
•         Leads multi-disciplinary teams toward consensus
•         Identifies opportunities for efficiency and cost containment (either as contracting, operational, or utilization management)
•         Executes strategies supporting financial and clinical results for key initiatives, minimizing risk where possible
•         Drives performance
•         Supply Chain Management
•         Contributes to the development of the supply expense plan and executes specific initiatives within the plan by developing and completing specific actions steps/processes, and communicating to appropriate stakeholders
•         Utilizes technologies and other tools to analyze supply expense and makes recommendations or takes action to achieve results
•         Assists in monitoring supply expense performance, contributing to the Monthly Operations Review report and interpreting data
•         Developing and Aligning Talent
•         Supports leadership and staff development strategies and plans, HR and Education initiatives
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. May be exposed to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents. Work is performed in an office, and in the pharmacy and hospital environment. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations. Must have the ability to travel approximately up to 35% of the time that will include air travel and operating an automobile.
OSHA CATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.