The Medical Implants Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of implant department making sure the implants are ordered accurately and in a timely manner. Responsibilities include managing a staff of 5 employees.
Responsible for reordering/stocking implants, bone and tissue, handling frozen skin, human valves. This person will ensure the restocking and ordering implants for surgical trays. They will monitor freezers and work daily with clinical staff regarding Special ordered implants for upcoming cases. They will also work with outside vendors on payments for items used on cases and Clinical Rep/Vendors concerning materials shortages, backorders and missing product.
Required Position Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience)
5 years relevant experience
Strong Knowledge of Medical Implants
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (job related)
5 years of Supervisor experience
Basic computer skills
Health Care Inventory Management, Purchasing, or Receiving experience
Knowledge of health care regulations.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Lead and manage all supply chain activities, identifying and resolving supply chain issues and improvement opportunities, and implementing change to address deficiencies.
Play an active role in the success of MEOC (Medical Economic Outcome Committee) which includes attending meetings, supporting approved changes and ensuring a seamless implementation without compromising patient safety.
Participate in leadership development programs.
Collaborate with management, staff, physicians, and clinicians to optimize supply utilization and communication.
Serve as the liaison between clinicians and supply chain, as the primary contact.
Round routinely per institutional guidelines to ensure clear, open communication with customers.
Serve as vendor liaison to resolve open issues.
Actively participate in annual operational and capital budget preparation. Including managing the operation through budget tools like (E-dog and PMM).
Obtain knowledge of PMM and other reporting systems and utilize the reports to generate and interpret data.
Serve on committees effecting supply chain initiatives.
Working knowledge of Kronos, and comply with institutional guidelines
Ensure compliance with standards of accreditation and regulatory bodies and commissions in relationship to supply management. Keep abreast of the regulations set forth by entities such as; but not limited to Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The implant team manages around 6 to 8 million worth of inventory for the O.R. Surgery. We are a specialized department that consists of a small 5 person team. We order implants, bone and tissue and special requested items used for surgery cases. We also restock implant trays which are used for Surgery. We issue payments to vendors by using supply chain systems such as Optiflex Point of Use (P.O.U) and Pathways Materials Management system (PMM).
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