The Supply Chain - Perioperative Inventory Manager is responsible for the regional management and operations of surgical services supply chain inventory and materials management information systems (MMIS). The focus of this role includes optimization of surgical services’ distribution strategies and enhancing services and working capital with providers. Other responsibilities includes ensuring cost efficiency and effective delivery of OR materials, alignment of surgical supply vendor resources, appropriate supply cost reduction, standardization and utilization of supplies, and process improvement through qualitative and quantitative evaluation. This role is also responsible for healthcare supply chain team management including: professional development, training (and cross training), coaching and mentoring. This management role has 3 reports and reports to the Regional Director of Supply Chain for Grand Junction with dotted line reporting to System Director of Supply Chain.
The Supply Chain - Perioperative Inventory Manager:
Establishes, implements, and administers department goals, and forecasts based on volume trends to meet budget, staffing, and inventory needs.
Ensures cost effective operation of all assigned areas (i.e. operating room, cath lab and IR) while assisting with appropriate budget preparation, monitoring, and controlling of assigned department inventory expenses associated with procurement, receipt, distribution, and charging of medical supplies.
Identities and implements methods for reducing operational, operating room supply, and surgical equipment expenditures while focusing on supply reduction, standardization and utilization.
Interacts with all levels of SCL Prime Vendor to ensure program is meeting and/or exceeding facility expectations.
Manages the coordination of updates for the MMIS system and ensures department compliance.
Maximizes revenue capture by ensuring effective patient charge procedures are met.
Ensures compliance with JCAHO, CDC, and other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Interacts frequently with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors and other professional and non-professional staff members to provide Supply Chain Management inventory services.
Assess customer satisfaction levels while obtaining direct feedback regarding the supply chain department performance, resolves problems, and identifies new opportunities to improve services and cost effectiveness.
Attends surgical services VAT and other team meetings to discuss new products and product introduction.
Creates care site standardization team for operating room to identify savings and standardization opportunities.
Serves as an inventory gatekeeper ensuring proper analysis, review and contract compliance of products and/or equipment.
In cooperation with sourcing and healthcare category management, provides ongoing investigation and implementation of new and replacement products.
Reviews utilization patterns and reports unusual variances; reports reduction opportunities.
Serves as liaison between supply chain, staff and vendors to ensure accurate and timely product conversions.
Supports, provides, clarifies, and ensures adherence to care site, system, and departmental direction and policies and incorporates department within the strategic goals of the hospital.
Possesses a thorough understanding of the surgical services environment and keeps current on healthcare industry category management developments.
Assures timely completion/accountability of surgical services budgets, data reporting, human resource activities, employee communication and other functions as assigned.
Examines alternative methods of providing required services in order to reduce departmental supply and personnel costs.
Combines ethical judgment with technical skills within the policy and legal guidelines of the institution: understands the legal, social, economic and political forces which influence the health care system.
3 – 5 years managing multiple associates in a complex environment.
Requires a minimum of five to seven years of inventory / category management experience which includes extensive knowledge of medical/surgical supplies, computerized inventory control, charge capture systems and par-level replenishment methods.
Experience managing complex multi-million dollar surgical services inventories and reducing inventory values as they flux based upon patient volume and case mix index indicators.
Effective organizational, communication and human relations skills are necessary as the incumbent will be coordinating several projects simultaneously and working closely with department managers and all levels of staff and subordinates.
Knowledge of MMIS, preferably Lawson, Epic, Par Excellence or other related inventory system.
BA or BS in Business, Natural Sciences, Medical related, Supply Chain, or related degree expected.
Master degree preferred – especially in nursing or supply chain
RN preferred – especially in an operating room environment.
Evidence of recent and relevant continuing education and personal improvement.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.