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The objective of UW Medicine Supply Chain Management is to ensure our patient care experience is enhanced by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized supply chain management expertise.
UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time professional staff PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PRODUCTS & SMART INNOVATION. The Program Director, Clinical Products and Smart Innovation (CPSI), in partnership with the Medical Director of CPSI, is accountable for collaborative development, integration, implementation, and optimization of clinical resource consumption (medical supplies, technologies, devices, purchased services, and related ancillary services) and associated processes of providing clinical care across the health system.
The Program Director will provide administrative and infrastructure leadership of the CPSI oversight committee and respective subcommittees. In partnership with the Medical Director, this role co-chairs the CPSI Oversight Committee assigned to the systematic elimination of non-value-added products, technologies, and purchased services, and non-clinically necessitated practice variation across the health system.
The Program Director reports to the UW Medicine Chief Supply Chain Officer with dotted-line reporting to the Director of Strategic Planning and Clinical Integration. As part of the UW Medicine Supply Chain leadership team, the Program Director will lead and help facilitate process improvement, cost reduction, and efficiency gains across the Supply Chain with a goal to further release time to care for clinicians.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Program Management and Leadership:
Co-design, build, implement, and evolve the clinical governance structure, and establish multidisciplinary participation and appropriate representation from the various facilities and departments across the system.
Establish policies and procedures governing the CPSI Oversight Committee (to include governance over the introduction of new technology and establishment of system policies related to vendor management).
In partnership with UW Medicine Value Analysis, ensure the establishment of an adequate pipeline of initiatives to achieve the system's cost-reduction targets while maintaining or improving the quality of care delivered across the health system.
Serve as a liaison with UW Medicine's group purchasing organization to make sure that UW Medicine's CPSI process is implemented efficiently and effectively.
Work with UW Medicine Supply Chain Informatics, UW Medicine ITS, UW Medicine Performance Measurement, UW Medicine Value Analysis, and other analytic resources across the system to establish robust reporting of comparative performance for the practicing clinicians in terms of cost and quality outcomes.
Work in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Office and UW Medicine Value Analysis to incorporate Technology Assessment (TA) criteria and rigor into the CPSI framework. Ensure that acceptable TA standards are established for review of literature related to practice approaches, medical devices, medical equipment, and clinical purchased services being evaluated by the committee structure.
Establish process for reviewing and tracking projected and realized financial, patient outcome, and quality benefits for all initiatives.
Work with the Strategic Sourcing teams to optimize clinical value and contracts with suppliers.
Partner with operational and departmental leaders on strategic integration efforts; develop and execute strategic plans around non-value-added and non-clinically necessitated practice variation minimization initiatives.
Participate in strategic planning for overall supply chain operations and ensure alignment with system-level strategic plan.
Represent organization at national level by attending and speaking at appropriate conferences and networking with other leaders in the field.
Keep up to date on current clinical, operational, and supply chain trends to educate both clinical and administrative stakeholders.
Process Improvement and Program Management:
Lead, facilitate, and manage process improvement and project management functions across various supply chain teams.
Facilitate and lead system- and entity-specific projects related to UW Medicine Supply Chain process improvement, enhanced quality, and cost savings projects across UW Medicine, including: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and UW Neighborhood Clinics.
Manage projects and lead process improvement efforts as assigned; lead project teams of non-direct reports consisting of Supply Chain staff and stakeholders; and direct and manage non-labor contracting for UW Medicine Clinical Operations.
Work closely with other members of the UW Medicine Supply Chain Leadership team to ensure that projects are selected and managed in the best overall interests of UW Medicine.
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