Division Director, Supply Chain OR in Miramar, FL at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Supply Chain Division Director of OR (DDOR) is responsible for leading, implementing, measuring, and directing supply chain activities within the Surgical Services department, in conjunction with other Supply Chain stakeholders.  In some Divisions, this position may also provide operational direction and oversight for Sterile Processing, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology and functions in facilities where Supply Chain does not have OR operations.  The DDOR is primarily responsible for data integrity, accuracy and efficiency of the preference card process, supporting the Supply Chain clinical resources to lead margin improvement activities, and patient billing review and process integrity.  In addition, this position collaborates closely with the facility Supply Chain Director, the Supply Chain ORMM, and the Supply Chain COO on operational and inventory management processes and initiatives.  The DDOR primarily focuses on the facilities within a multi-hospital division where supply chain is engaged in the OR.  However, the position also serves as a resource to assist the remaining facilities with best demonstrated practices and process improvements.    

Supervisor Supply Chain CEO
Supervises Supply Chain OR Internal Control Coordinator (ORICC) and dotted line supervision of Supply Chain OR Material Manager (ORMM, which reports directly to the facility-based Supply Chain Director)
Key Stakeholder Interactions – Key stakeholders this position interacts with includes, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Hospital C-Suite Leaders
  • Hospital Surgical Services Director and Staff
  • Physicians
  • Hospital-based Supply Chain Directors and Clinical Resource Directors
  • Hospital OR Analysts
  • Division and Corporate Supply Chain Leaders
  • Hospital and Division Pharmacy Leaders
  • Parallon Business Performance Group Leaders
  • HCA Corporate Service Line and Clinical Services Leaders
  • Division Process Improvement Leaders


Job Requirements


Building Culture

  • Supportsbuilding a high performing team and a customer focused culture
  • Encouragescreative thought leadership

Developing and Aligning Talent

  • Leads,directs, and supports leadership and staff development
  • Championsthe leadership development strategy, including various development programs(such as the ADSC Program), effective career counseling, and successionplanning initiatives
  • Assistsin aligning stakeholders on Supply Chain operations and principles, andbridging clinical and operational understanding

Driving Innovation

  • Supportsa culture that fosters new opportunities for operational and financialimprovement
  • Developsan environment that supports innovation

Supply Expense Management and Charge Capture Review

  • Designs,implements, and monitors processes to ensure effectiveness and accuracy of physicianpreference cards
  • Participatesin the identification and implementation of margin improvement initiatives
  • Designs,implements, and monitors processes to ensure effective supply charge capture inSurgical Services and billing review
  • Developsopportunities to extend supply chain assistance to non-OR Program facilities
  • Contributesto the development and execution of the supply expense plans and strategicplans

Creating Alignment with the Clinical Agenda

  • Understandsand champions the clinical agenda with key stakeholders in the facility andSurgical Services
  • Assistsin establishing a culture and a system of fiscal responsibility in SurgicalServices focused around appropriate supply utilization, data and chargecapture, and margin improvement initiatives

Customer Relationships

  • Developsand manages the relationships with key facility stakeholders, including theC-Suite leaders and physicians
  •  Co-leadand manage Supply Chain activities for facilities where the Operating RoomProgram has been implemented, with primary emphasis on supply expensemanagement related functions with the ORICC and support for operationalfunctions with the SCD and the ORMM
  • Workswith clinical supply chain and hospital surgical services leaders to identifyand implement surgical services initiatives for margin improvement and patientsafety, including product utilization and standardization
  • Ensuresdata integrity through effective physician preference card processes, billingreview procedures, and review of charge capture
  • Maintainrelationships with key stakeholders to reduce costs in Surgical Services
  • Executethe infrastructure project plan for the facility, including the implementationof the standardization programs for all OR supply chain functions, SMART cleanup,and Meditech Data Cleanup.
  • Coordinatethe necessary education and training of the ORMM and OR Internal Control Coordinatoras necessary for the successful implementation of supply chain initiatives andprojects
  • Coordinate,supervise and evaluate ORICC, helping to elevate the position strategically
  • Createa supportive environment for supply chain staff and the facility SurgicalServices Staff
  • Raise andresolve facility based supply chain issues and improvement opportunities withthe appropriate facility, division, corporate, and supply chain stakeholders
  • Designand support an environment of continuous improvement for OR supply chain  functions
  • Designprocesses and procedures to capture and communicate critical knowledge andsuccess factors to appropriate stakeholders, and to share best demonstratedpractices with facilities that do not have the Supply Chain Operating RoomProgram
  • Collaborateregularly with the facility Director of Surgical Services, Division ClinicalResource Director, the facility CRD and SCD, corporate supply chain, and otherstakeholders on OR initiatives, including but not limited to the following:
      • Review savings initiatives
      • Identify new opportunities
      • Review product standardization
      • Preference card accuracy and processeffectiveness
      • Sustainable OR margin improvement
  • Initiateregular attendance at all key facility and division Surgical Services orService Line meetings
  • EngageOR Analysts with Meditech Data Cleanup using MicroStrategy KPI’s and HCA ChargeSite reports
  • Serveas a resource to all facilities Surgical Services team members, visiting eachfacility as often as possible
  • Contributesto monthly supply expense analysis

Healthcare Background/Experience OR  Supply ChainBackground/Experience

  • Clinicaland/or healthcare supply chain experience with progressive, demonstratedleadership skills (5 years minimum)
  • Clinicalunderstanding preferred (if no direct healthcare supply chain experience)
  • SupplyChain understanding preferred (if no direct supply chain background/experience)
  • Demonstratedpassion for building a clinically integrated supply chain
  • Demonstratedexperience with C-Suite, clinical, and/or medical staff initiatives
  • SpecificOperating Room/Surgical Services experience strongly preferred

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’sdegree required, BA or BS – Business or Nursing preferred
  • Master’sdegree preferred

Proven Communication Skills

  • Abilityto communicate effectively to all levels
  • Experiencein effectively driving toward a shared vision
  • Abilityto develop effective and appropriate formal communications, including plans andpresentations

Other Key Skill Sets

  • Demonstratedexperience and passion for driving innovation throughout the organization
  • Demonstratedexperience developing consensus and driving for results
  • Strongpeople management and change management skills
  • Solidfinancial and business acumen, with clinical understanding
  • Demonstratedcommitment to lifelong learning
  • Demonstratedability to resolve conflict and negotiate solutions
  • Demonstratedunderstanding of billing regulations and principles


  • N/A
  • Some travel required
  • DrivingExecution
  • OperationsDecision Making
  • LeadingChange
  • FinancialAcumen
  • Passionfor Results
  • Coachingand Developing Others
  • BuildingOrganizational Talent
  • Influence
  • CultivatingNetwork
  • CompellingCommunication
  • EstablishingStrategic Direction
  • Empowerment/Delegation

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, walking, stooping and stretching.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manualdexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculatorand other office equipment.  Requiresnormal range of  hearing and eyesight torecord, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.  Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally.    Workis an office environment.  Work may bestressful at times.  Contact may involvedealing with angry or upset people.  Staffmust remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/alldisaster or emergency situations. 


OSHA CATEGORY –The normal work routine involvesno exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can beimagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounterpotential exposure to body fluids).  Personswho perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment toperform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposedin some other way.