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Manager of Sustainability in Nashville, TN at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At HealthTrust we are committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage its operator experience, scale and innovation. We are headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and serve over 1,500 hospitals and health systems, and more than 31,000 other member locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites.


HealthTrust is part of the HCA family, a Fortune 100 company with more than 200,000 employees and one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services. HCA operates over 170 locally managed hospitals and over 100 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. HCA has been named one of the world's most ethical companies for eight years in a row.At HCA, we are driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.

Job Summary

The Manager of Sustainabilitywill lead a comprehensive sustainability program for HealthTrust, focusing effortson general environmental, sustainable product procurement, waste elimination,toxicity reduction, energy and water improvement initiatives. This will be accomplished by effectivelyincorporating environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) into the sourcing processand by providing member and employee information and education on relatedsustainability initiatives.

The role will manage theactivities of the member-comprised Environmental Sustainability Network (ESN), andwill collaborate with the sourcing team to review related EPP considerations aspart of the supplier RFP process. The identification of sustainability-related attributescan be used as differentiators in making recommendations to advisory boardsduring the contract award process. The manager will collaborate with applicablestakeholders, including regional, state, or national sustainabilityorganizations, and support the implementation of related industry initiativesand standards.


Duties (included butnot limited to):

  • Provide sustainabilityeducation (internal and external).
  • Ensure sustainabilityfactors are considered thoroughly during category sourcing events.
  • Ensure sustainabilityinformation is readily available to members in HealthTrust member portal, andcontract packages.
  • Ensure thatHealthTrust’s program supports member sustainability goals and objectives.
  • Consult industryresources and experts for continuing education related to environmental issuesof concern for healthcare and communicate relevant information to themembership and appropriate internal teams.
  • Collaborate with Food& Nutrition director to advance member access to local and regionalresources for sustainable food purchases as well as increased availability ofoptions that are antibiotic- and GMO-free. Address emerging needs as knownhuman health impacts arise. Continue to urge suppliers in this space to keep upwith industry and member needs.
  • Integrate withFacilities & Infrastructure and other contracting teams on key categories indeveloping relationships with supplier sustainability officers to provideincreased levels of EPP-related information to HealthTrust members both at theline-item level and at the level that identifies supplier corporate commitmentsto environmental responsibility.
  • Develop strategies andactively participate with industry organizations and other GPOs as appropriate,to advance data standardization or other key issues across the healthcareindustry.
  • Represent HealthTrust’sprogram and/or member needs at related industry eventsand meetings.
  • Oversee Mindclickpartnership (more details under Operations)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Demonstrated success insustainability program management in a healthcare setting.
  • 5 years of relatedhealthcare or sustainability industry experience

Benefits of working atHealthTrust

Our benefits packageallows you to select the options that best meet the needs of you and yourfamily.Benefitsinclude401k with a company match, paid timeoff, medical, dental, vision, flex spending for both health and day care, lifeinsurance, disability, tuition reimbursement andstudent loan repayment,employee discount program, employee stock purchase program.

We are an equalopportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do notdiscriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender,sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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