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Director of Supply Chain Operations- Aventura in Aventura, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

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Director of Supply Chain Operations

THE COMPANY: Take your career in the right direction – join us at HealthTrust. Amidst the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare within HealthTrust and our parent company (HCA – Hospital Corporation of America), come work as a Director of Supply Chain Operations to put into practice sustainable, practical solutions that will ultimately transform patient care and the communities we support.More than 1,600 hospitals have partnered with HealthTrust to lower expenses and improve outcomes across healthcare operations.HealthTrust delivers supply chain, workforce, and clinical integration services to help healthcare providers improve performance with superior pricing and operator-driven practices. This is accomplished by hiring valued individuals like you! A seven-time recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, HealthTrust actively encourages and enables ecologically responsible purchasing alongside fully embracing a culture of integrity and a code of ethics.


Director of Supply Chain Operations

Job Summary – The Director of Supply Chain Operations (also referred to as Supply Chain Director or SCD) is responsible for the daily operations of all supply chain functions conducted in the hospital facility. The SCD serves as the liaison between the Consolidated Service Center and the facility. Supply chain functions include, but are not limited to, inventory management, vendor relationship management, and managing supply expense in accordance with plans and objectives. The SCD is directly responsible for supply chain operations in the OR where applicable. The Director of Supply Chain Operations integrates the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions, develops/implements policies and procedures that guide or support services, assesses and improves department performance, and ensures orientation and continuing education of departmental staff. As the leader, this person may recommend resources/space needed by the department and may participate in the selection of outside services. They serve as a key promoter of the Consolidated Service Center, which strives to meet and exceed the needs of its customers.

Supervisor – Supply Chain Division COO (or other supply chain leader as may be applicable)

Supervises – Onsite Supply Chain support personnel including, but not limited to, the following:

• Supply Chain Technicians • Supply Chain Coordinator(s), as applicable

• Supply Chain OR Materials Manager, as applicable

Strategic Responsibilities Building Relationships and Communication

•Builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels (c-suite, clinical, department leaders, staff, and physicians) through solid interpersonal skills

•Maintains strong working relationships with external stakeholders

•Communicates supply chain financial, clinical, and outcomes information to key stakeholders appropriate for their levels Building Culture

•Supports a high performance and customer focused culture

•Educates key facility stakeholders to develop a culture of supply expense awareness and management • Encourages creative thought leadership Driving Efficiency and Results

•Provides clear financial analysis for appropriate decision-making, with focus on the primary drivers of supply expense and utilization

•Supports decision-making through interpretation of financial and clinical data

•Serves 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 (efficiency, value generation, execution of strategies, etc.) Supply Chain Management

•Provides Facility support as the “go-to” resource for supply chain issues

•Manages supply chain operations within the Facility

•Prioritizes multiple initiatives and strategies to meet the needs of the Facility Developing and Aligning Talent

•Supports leadership and staff development strategies and plans

•Supports Human Resource and Education initiatives

•Recruits and mentors supply chain resources in supporting facility initiatives

•Implements measures to retain supply chain resources

Operational Responsibilities

•Lead and manage all facility Supply Chain operations activities

•Manage the profit and loss of the facility Supply Chain operations

•Execute the infrastructure project plan for the facility. This includes the implementation of the standardization programs for all supply chain functions, SMART cleanup, master file standardization, online requisitioning, and EDI

•Facilitate the implementation of market based purchasing projects at the facility

•Execute the implementation and operational plan for all of the point of use systems

•Coordinate, manage, and evaluate facility Supply Chain personnel

•l • Create a supportive environment for supply chain staff development and the delivery of supply chain solutions

•Raise and resolve facility based supply chain issues and improvement opportunities

•Coordinate and drive efforts to enable supply improvement initiatives (SII) to succeed within the facility

•Facilitate the standardization of products and optimize supply utilization through effective collaboration with Physicians and clinicians

•Manage the facility implementation plan, identify and mitigate risks (leverage lessons learned, utilize proactive communication techniques), and monitor resource allocations to ensure successful execution of plan

•Execute the Supply Chain Performance Measurement plan at the facility and report these results to the Supply Chain Officer in an accurate and timely manner

•Execute a continuous improvement program for supply chain functions

•Ensure useful knowledge is captured and promote sharing of information

•Recommends sufficient number of qualified/competent staff

•Determines staff qualifications and competence

•Develops and maintains accurate initial and annual competency checklists, and initiates completion of initial and annual competency attestation forms

•Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care of the services delivered

•Attends in-service presentations, and complete mandatory education week including, but not limited to, infection control, patient safety, quality improvements, MSDS and OSHA Standards

•Demonstrates knowledge of occurrence reporting system and utilizes system to report potential patient safety issues

•Is authorized to transport and deliver legend drugs, non-prescription drugs, contrast media and drug containing devices relative to core competencies of the position

•Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

•Operational Responsibilities - Supply Chain OR, as applicable

•Lead and manage facility Supply Chain OR operations activities

•Build and maintain strategic working relationship with the OR leadership to assist and consult in all supply concerns

•Collaborates with OR leadership to optimize supply storage, replenishment, and restocking processes • Assist OR and Supply Chain teams with Medical Information System data cleanup and implementation of HCA best practice for supply item setup and management

•Build environment of continuous improvement in supply chain OR processes

•Collaborate with Supply Chain DDOR, Clinical Resource Director, OR Director and other key stakeholders on Supply Chain OR/Surgical Service initiatives

•Lead and manage Supply Chain Surgical Services staff (when applicable)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Proven Communication Skills

•Ability to communicate effectively to all levels

•Experience in effectively driving toward a shared vision

•Ability to develop effective and appropriate formal communications, including plans and presentations

•Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders Leadership Characteristics

•Demonstrates a critical mindset toward appropriately questioning and analyzing alternatives to the status quo

•Driven by a self-motivated curiosity toward continuous improvement in supply expense management • Leads various stakeholders to develop and execute strategies for supply expense improvement through contracting initiatives

•Develops consensus among various level stakeholders on proposed financial analysis and contracting strategies

•Utilizes solid negotiation skills to implement approved contracting strategies

•Understands and demonstrates director-level leadership skills at a minimum Proven Business and Supply Chain Knowledge

•Demonstrates solid business acumen and supply chain knowledge

•Utilizes solid strategic thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and propose contracting strategies

•Seeks continuing knowledge and growth in clinical supply chain management


Aventura Hospital– Miami- FL

•Miami gets its name from one of the tribes that lived here.

•It's the only US city that was founded by a woman.

•The art deco nightclub district on Miami's South Beach is one of the best in the world.

•Miami is home to the world's largest collection of art deco architecture.

•Miami is the US's warmest location in winter

•The world's only Everglades eco-system is located in Miami, and it supports subtropical ecological communities.

•Greater Miami has a number of art museums. Villa Vizcaya, an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo built by industrialist James Deering, houses an art museum owned by Miami-Dade County.


• To attract the best talent, HealthTrust offers one of the leading 401(k) plans in the healthcare industry (a 100% match on up to 9% of pay based on years of vesting service).

• Generous Tuition Reimbursement program to support individuals seeking higher education.

• Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

• Balance of working in partnership with peers and completing tasks on an individual basis.


•Minimum of three years hospital management experience required

•Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Supply Chain, or healthcare related focus.

•Master’s degree preferred.