CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS HEALTH SYSTEM
June 21, 2018
NORFOLK , Virginia
Full Time - Experienced
CHKD is located in a family-centered community. At CHKD, we know that people who work hard often want to play hard, too.
Where We Are
Norfolk is a part of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, also known as Tidewater, and is located in the southeastern portion of the state, where unlimited resources for recreation, travel and culture exist.
The region's temperate climate is ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Winters are mild. The spring and fall seasons are extremely pleasant. Summer temperatures are usually in the upper 80s.
Dive Right In
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay provide the boundaries for the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Community. The opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing and boating abound on the region's many rivers and lakes, as well as along miles of public beaches. Some of the best sport fishing in the country can be found here and on North Carolina's Outer Banks, which are within a two-hour's drive.
For other outdoor entertainment, there is camping, biking and hiking at Virginia Beach's Seashore State park; exploring the Great Dismal Swamp national wildlife preserve just south of Norfolk; and Busch Gardens near Williamsburg is one of the country's most popular amusement parks.
Places To Be, People To See
Surrounding the hospital and the medical center is an historic neighborhood highlighted by parks, churches and schools.
Just two miles from the hospital is Norfolk's downtown business district and waterfront. The hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School are situated in a restored area which abounds with historic homes and two-and three-story townhouses and apartments. Restaurants, health clubs, shops and art galleries are a short walk away.
Norfolk and the surrounding area abound in history, highlighted by Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Museums and historic homes in Norfolk reflect the city's 300-year history as an important seaport and region of commerce.
For snow skiing and mountain trail hiking, the foothills of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains are within a few hours' drive.
The region is served by Norfolk International Airport, a few miles away from downtown Norfolk. Also servicing Norfolk is Amtrak with direct connections to Washington D.C. and New York City along with connecting cities.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Main Hospital, Norfolk
* Reports to the Supply Chain Director and is responsible for purchasing functions including policy development, enforcement, vendor negotiation and financial reporting
* Directly supervises other members on the purchasing team. Manages workflow, functions, and staffing of purchasing department. Delegates routine tasks within subordinate group and exercises overall responsibility and accountability for daily operations and other negotiated assigned activities.
* Sources new products and services using national contracts, CHKD contracts, or develops new contracts for needed products and supplies. Closes contracts as they expire.
* Professional knowledge of areas of responsibility normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college/university or at least eight years of medical logistics experience.
* Six years of progressive experience in a purchasing role required. Demonstrated proficiency with purchasing related information systems. Knowledgeable of sourcing activities including requests for proposals and final contract negotiations for both materials and services to assist in sourcing and purchasing activities.
* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and analytical skills necessary to interact with supplying vendors, customers and other team members.
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Strong Contract Management skills
* Experience with a formal Value Analysis Process
About CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS HEALTH SYSTEM
"At CHKD, working to improve the lives of our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our mission, our history and our daily work."
– Jim Dahling, CHKD president and CEO
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System will lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children's health services.
In leading the region in the provision of children's healthcare services, CHKD will:
•Deliver excellence in quality and service as we continually measure and improve our outcomes;
•Evolve and enhance services in response to the needs of children and the advancement of science;
•Educate the next generation of leaders in children's health;
•Be the healthcare employer of choice; and
•Collaborate with others to attain our vision.
Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
CHKD Health System offers a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On ...the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.
CHKD is a 206-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.
Our Emergency Center serves more than 47,000 children each year. The staff of pediatric emergency specialists responds quickly to serious illnesses and injuries with the compassion, caring and communication that families need during these difficult times. And if it’s not a true emergency, our patients are put on a fast-track option much like in an urgent care center.
Our Surgery Centers – at the main hospital in Norfolk, our Oyster Point facility in Newport News and our Concert Drive facility in the Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach – offer state-of-the-art surgery for both complex and routine procedures.
CHKD offers a wide range of outpatient treatment and evaluative services in convenient locations throughout the region. From every community within greater Hampton Roads, CHKD Health Centers and satellite locations offer easy access to primary care and specialty services for asthma and allergies, diabetes, heart conditions and many more chronic diseases. Many sites feature state-of-the art radiology and laboratory testing as well as a full complement of rehabilitative therapies, including a unique sports medicine program designed to get young athletes back in the game.
The CHKD family includes primary care and surgical practices with offices throughout the region. Our primary care practices, with more than 100 board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners, can be found throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Most locations offer evening and weekend hours as well as quick access for sick children. And the practices provide after-hours guidance with many using CHKD’s pediatric nurses to answer urgent questions.
Our surgery practices offer an array of pediatric expertise in neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, general pediatric surgery, plastic and cardiothoracic surgeries and urology. CHKD’s board-certified surgeons have pioneered new procedures and learned innovative techniques to bring the best surgical care to children of all ages. They operate at CHKD surgery centers in Norfolk, Newport News and Virginia Beach and see patients for evaluation and follow-up care at our health centers throughout the region.
Children’s Hospital is home to Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and to dozens of medical specialists who comprise its pediatric faculty. CHKD supports pediatric research and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for our patients. And the hospital offers a variety of educational programs and support groups to help parents tackle issues ranging from asthma management to discipline to childhood obesity.
CHKD’s Child Abuse Program, headquartered a few blocks from the hospital, provides a coordinated response to the needs of children who have been abused or neglected. This unique and highly respected program brings together law enforcement, social services, court representatives and CHKD’s medical and psychosocial experts to help victims through the stages of assessment, prosecution and healing.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's Health System, or Children's Health System, is a multi-specialty health system offering comprehensive pediatric care for children from birth to age 21.