All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, VALUE ANALYSIS AND CLINICAL INTEGRATION DIRECTOR.
Serve as a liaison between the clinical operations of UW Medicine departments, medical staff, nursing, and the GPO to ensure cost effective utilization of products, services, including but not limited to medical surgical supplies, and capital equipment.
Oversee and support the work of the Value Analysis Portfolio Managers.
Attend and participate in GPO Value Analysis related activities.
Maintain record of documented cost savings and prepare monthly reports of system-wide and entity-specific expense reduction activities achieved through the value analysis process and CPSI initiatives.
Perform cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-minimization, and cost-efficiency analysis, verifying accuracy and completeness of all cost analysis that may impact product-related expenditure.
Support the implementation and adoption of a tool to manage new product/technology requests. Develop and ensure compliance with policy and procedure related to use of the tool.
Develop and document policies related to vendor management.
Oversee Technology Assessment (TA) criteria and rigor within the CPSI framework. Ensure 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.
Ensure an adequate pipeline of Value Analysis & CPSI initiatives to achieve the system’s cost reduction targets while maintaining or improving the quality of care delivered across the health system.
Work with GPO and other analytic resources to establish robust reporting of contract compliance and comparative performance for the practicing clinicians in terms of cost and quality outcomes.
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
Staff Management: Supervise and coach the Value Analysis team. Conduct annual and on-going performance reviews in coordination with the Strategic Sourcing Director.
Establish and communicate individual goals to Value Analysis team. Implement disciplinary action as appropriate.
Participates in the recruitment/hiring process. Supervise the training/orientation of Value Analysis team.
Place high priority on staff development specifically in regard to cost/trend and standardization analysis and tools; use goal-setting and performance recognition techniques; use reporting tools in order to evaluate/improve individual/department performance and foster professional growth.
Facilitate staff meetings, inter-office communications and resolve conflicts.
Analyze potential problems and/or conflicts with users and suppliers and develop resolutions. Act as the prime resource to Value Analysis staff with problem resolution.
Provide leadership and guidance to ensure that supply chain activities are cost effective and meet customer's expectations.
Demonstrate the ability within a team assignment to take a lead role in interpreting and applying resolution techniques; management of diversity in the workplace; effective communication and active listening skills, consensus-building and problem resolution practices in order to achieve team goals.
Participate as a member of the varied hospital and medical center committees; make public presentations and represent UW Medicine on associations and committees as requested and approved by the System Director of Strategic Sourcing and Value Analysis.
Initiate studies for new or alternative products to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Evaluate the cost effectiveness of “reusable” vs “disposable” products for maximum cost effectiveness.
Ensure that all trials and evaluations are unbiased and conducted in a professional manner.
Partner with UW Medicine management to pursue opportunities for reduction of expenses in equipment, supplies and service areas for all aspects of the supply chain.
Deliver cost savings and value maximization to the total cost of ownership of equipment, supplies and services while fulfilling the mission of the organization.
Ensure appropriate internal control processes are in place across the procurement cycle functions and are promulgated throughout the enterprise.
Process, Quality and Service Improvement
Create a culture within supply chain of commitment to impeccable customer service, responding to and handling customer concerns related to all aspects of supply chain activities.
Implement and employ relevant performance and quality metrics for procurement cycle activities with a focus on process improvement, service enhancement and improved automation.
Demonstrate creativity, imagination, initiative, and good judgment in developing, organizing and implementing ideas and programs.
Develop and implement effective monitoring systems to assure that standards and performance objectives are met; laws, rules, regulations and policies are followed in meeting the goals of UW Medicine.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.