VP Supply Chain Operations in Savannah, GA at HealthTrust

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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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 VP 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 professionals 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.

Memorial Health – Savannah, GA
-Savannah is highly known for its manicured parks, southern cuisine, antebellum architecture, and one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country.
-Named one of the “world’s friendliest cities” by Condé Nast Traveler.
-Savannah’s neighborhoods are full of character – from historic to hip depending on your individual taste.

-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).
-Tuition Reimbursement program for individuals seeking higher education.
-Generous annual incentive bonus program.
-Professional growth and advancement.

Job Summary – The VP of Supply Chain Operations is responsible for leading, implementing, measuring, and directing a clinically integrated supply chain across multiple hospital campuses. This position will provide leadership in expense management for a facility with an aggregate supply expense budget exceeding one hundred million dollars annually. The VP of Supply Chain is responsible for building strategic alliances with facility and service center executives, directors, and staff as it relates to successfully performing the services required. This individual is responsible for leading change positively, and setting the tone of the department as a service organization, continuously seeking to understand, meet, and exceed customer needs.

Supervisor – Division Supply Chain Chief Executive Officer

Supervises – All facility supply chain personnel including ASCD, CRD, ORMM, CLIRMM, and all staff.

Key Interactions – Hospital Administrative/Executive Team, Supply Chain COO, CFO and DCRD

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
1. Leadership
a. Provide leadership and strategic direction in supply chain operations, supply expense management, and supply chain clinical integration
b. Establishes a clinically driven culture in Supply Chain through building strong alliances with hospital executives, physicians, and clinicians
c. Collaborate with facility and service center teams to assimilate information from a variety of sources and analyze financial, operational, clinical, quality, and service metrics
d. Communicate strategic recommendations and execute a course of action for overall improvement in operations, expense, clinical integration, quality, and service
e. Execute operations and expense management plans at the facility and report these results to the Supply Chain Chief Operating Officer in an accurate and timely manner
f. Participate in the identification, creation, or implementation of tools and best practices
g. Successfully integrate the department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions
h. Understand the strategies of the facility and develop plans to support those strategies
i. Develop and implement policies and procedures that guide or support service level expectations

2. Financial
a. Establish and meet expense savings goals for the facility
b. Develop detailed supply expense savings plans and monitor performance to plan
c. Provide expense saving enhancement strategies for supplies in collaboration with hospital leadership
d. Coordinate efforts to enable successful supply improvement initiatives by quantifying opportunities, tracking data, and providing project management support
e. Facilitate the standardization of products and optimization of supply utilization through effective collaboration with physicians and clinicians
f. Facilitate the implementation of division based purchasing projects at the facility

3. Operations
a. Execute infrastructure project plans the facility, including the implementation of the standardization programs for all supply chain functions (ie. SMART cleanup, master file standardization, online requisitioning, and EDI)
b. Execute the implementation and operational plan for all of the point of use systems
c. Manage facility implementation plans, identify and mitigate risks (leverage lessons learned, utilize proactive communication techniques), and monitor resource allocations to ensure successful execution of plan
d. Coordinate, manage, and evaluate facility supply chain personnel
e. Create a supportive environment for supply chain staff development and the delivery of supply chain solutions
f. Determine staff qualifications and develop and maintain accurate initial and annual competency checklists, and initiates completion of initial and annual competency attestation forms

4. Customer Service
a. Create internal customer confidence, strive to improve customer satisfaction, and manage customer expectations through alignment of key stakeholders
b. Demonstrate responsibility for solving customer challenges by soliciting opinions and ideas from customers, and following through with customer commitments

5. General knowledge/competencies
a. Demonstrate the ability to build and maintain strong, effective working relationships with a variety internal and external stakeholders
b. Provide effective verbal and written communication to a variety of stakeholders from executives to staff
c. Attend in-service presentations, and complete mandatory education including, but not limited to, infection control, patient safety, quality improvements, MSDS and OSHA Standards
d. Demonstrate knowledge of occurrence reporting system and utilizes system to report potential patient safety issues
e. Is authorized to transport and deliver legend drugs, non-prescription drugs, contrast media and drug-containing devices relative to core competencies of the position.
f. Perform other duties as assigned
g. Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
*Organization – proactively prioritize needs and effectively manages resources
*Communication – communicates clearly and concisely
*Leadership – guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering leading quality services
*Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
*Tactical execution – oversees the development, deployment and direction of complex programs and processes
*Policies & Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
*PC skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required
*Financial management – applies tools and processes to successfully manage to budget
*Project management – directs multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced environment; assesses work activities and allocates resources appropriately
*Problem-solving – understand issues, able to simplify and process complex issues, understand the difference between critical details and unimportant facts, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates those decisions to others
*Conflict resolution – manage conflict by using common approaches and facilitation techniques to lead teams to alignment and high performance levels
*Strategic Plan Development -Develop and align Supply Chain Resources consistent with the facility and corporate initiatives; establish and implement new programs as identified by Supply Chain Leadership.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Healthcare Administration, Finance, or similar is required

Minimum of three years hospital management experience required
Large hospital, multiple campus facility experience preferred

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.

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.


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