Position Details

Department: Supply Chain, Contracts
Category: Material Mgmt/Purchasing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 527976
Date Posted: 9/21/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position manages the Value Analysis program, through collaboration with Senior leadership, Medical Staff, clinical staff and vendors, in conjunction with Process Optimization, to achieve cost savings by focusing on supply standardization, utilization, and process improvements to seek high quality and cost effective products and services with maximum supply investment value. This position will promote and utilize value analysis in the decision making process for the selection and sourcing of supplies and suppliers, The position develops and maintains collaborative interactions with key stakeholders to ensure effective, results-oriented outcomes.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Lead the Value Analysis process for Phoenix Children`s Hospital
    • Helps to identify products and services to maximize cost savings while maintaining quality patient care.
  2. Sourcing and approval of substitute products
    • Works with clinicians, distributors and manufacturers to develop appropriate product substitutions and then assists the Purchasing and Distribution staff with alternate sourcing options when issues arise with product availability or supplier services
  3. Assists in the development of cost management programs
    • Interacts with appropriate clinical and operational leaders to develop, coordinate, and integrate cost management programs into service lines by assisting with program development, data collection and analysis, implementation, monitoring and follow-up. In collaboration with Process Optimization, leads Value Analysis teams to meet service line objectives and ensure effective implementation of new processes and/or products through the organization.
  4. Standardizations and improved utilization
    • Leads efforts to maximize cost savings through standardization and improved utilization of supplies, including physician preference items, through the Value Analysis process and completes and submits appropriate reports, as required, on a timely basis
  5. Conversion implementation coordination
    • Manages the supply conversion and implementation process to maximize compliance with the GPO and any Affiliate contract portfolio
  6. Maintain industry knowledge currency
    • Maintains knowledge of the latest clinical practices and products related to areas of focus. Participates in external, health care industry group meetings and councils, as needed, to keep abreast of clinical products and practices
  7. Identifies and implements cost saving opportunities
    • Proactively identifies cost savings opportunities using available resources, i.e., available Spend Analytics Programs, Affiliate contracts, and standard value analysis methodology. In collaboration with Process Optimization, develop strategies and identify process improvements that are focused on substantial supply/service cost reduction, standardization and utilization, while maintaining or enhancing quality.
  8. Value Analysis activity documentation and reports
    • Tracks and communicates results; analyzes the variance in actual usage and costs against predicted-expected outcomes; coordinates the determination and resolution of issues effecting achievement of established objectives; and seeks consensus and approval in accordance with established procedures
  9. Physician interaction
    • Works directly with physician leadership to build and sustain support of the Value Analysis process
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelors degree Required
2. Bachelors in Nursing Preferred
3. Prior work experience in a healthcare value analysis position of 4 years or more may be considered in lieu of a degree Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Seven years clinical experience. Required
2. Preferred experience includes experience with physicians and other clinicians to create objective criteria for evaluating and selecting products; producing reports and analysis; pediatric hospital experience and supply chain management experience. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN license or an RN license from a compact state Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Analytical skills; ability to create objective criteria for evaluating products and services; ability to create reports; communication skills, ability to lead a small group to meet objectives. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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