Director of Clinical Value Analysis

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This is a clinical role which requires a Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Hospitalist or MD credential.

The Director of Clinical Value Analysis – Materials Resource Management directs Atrium Health Supply Chain Alliance’ Process Enhancement/Product Standardization teams (“PEPS”) in the clinically appropriate and cost-effective selection of medical/surgical products and services. Performs multi-supplier product evaluation and cross-referencing activities in support of PEPS activities. Maintains communication with Atrium Health Supply Chain Alliance (“AHSCA”) Member System clinical product teams. Directs the activities of AHSCA Clinical Value Analysis Facilitators. Coordinates all CVA communication with AHSCA MRM Contracts team and Premier high-commitment supply contract programs. Also oversees AHSCA Physician Preference Item (PPI) Program, collaborating with physicians throughout the membership to share clinical rationales for product selection and facilitate system-wide decision making.

• Develops and directs all Clinical Value Analysis Department strategies, processes, procedures, and staff.
• Serves as the primary Materials Resource Management liaison with the PEPS teams while directing the activities of CVA supply category facilitators.
• Responsible for the development of product specifications for supply bid processes, product cross referencing, safe and effective contract implementation, related supply training, and monitoring contract items for safety.
• Ensures robust communication between the CVA and Contracts teams, PEPS teams, AHSCA Member Services, Premier and Materials Resource Management.
• Serves as a member on one of the Premier national contract committees.
• Ensures that all product trials and evaluations are unbiased, ethical, and performed in a professional manner.
• Ensures conversion information is provided to end users and aids all AHSCA members prior to Product Implementation
• Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all product savings reports, by PEPS Team.
• Initiates research of new products and technologies that have the potential for reduced costs or improved safety.
• Assists AHSCA MRM Contracts Dept. with vendor sales representative communication re. AH/AHSCA policies and processes to facilitate good communication and reduce conflicting priorities.
• Develops strong working relationships with AHSCA clinical leads tasked with product evaluation and selection.
• Advocates for medical products that demonstrate improved patient or employee safety.
• Develops annual PEPS savings goals in collaboration with AHSCA Contracts AVP annually based on bid calendar and potential project opportunities.
• Responsible for the review and approval/denial of all new clinical related product requests submitted to be added to contract or ordering system.
Interacts with and is responsive to all CVA customers including AHSCA department managers, AHSCA participants, and business partners. Ensures CVA responsibilities are consistently well-performed and that customer service levels are maintained at a high level and are quantifiable.
• Interviews applicants for employment, hires, counsels, disciplines, and makes recommendations for promotions and terminations as warranted and in accord with Atrium Health Human Resources policies.
• Responsible for employee training and education of team members to develop personal goals and career.
• Ensures CVA staff is well-informed on AHSCA and AH MRM policies and operating procedures.
• Ensures CVA team is well-trained on all AH/AHSCA/Premier supply chain analytical tools and integrates the use of these tools in the performance of their duties.
• Develops good cross-functional training within team.
Marginal functions
• Provides back-up supervision for Materials Resource Management leadership when on vacation, jury duty or illness.
• Performs other duties as requested.

Physical requirements:
Work requires sitting at desk for prolonged periods of time while working at the computer or on telephone. Requires the ability to deal effectively with the business partners or internal customers, promoting a positive image for the System. Must speak basic English very well. Includes travel to participating GPO facilities and affiliate sites. Good computer, keyboarding, and software (Microsoft) skills required.

Education, training, and experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Hospitalist or MD Required.

Must communicate effectively at all levels within Atrium Health, Atrium Supply Chain Alliance, Supplier base and with the public. Excellent planning, prioritizing, oral/written communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and team skills required. Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and respond creatively to a rapidly changing environment. High tolerance for ambiguity. Flexibility and ability to continuously adapt to new information. Communication, negotiation, listening and feedback skills critical. Service orientation is required. Clinical med/surg supply product and utilization methodology knowledge preferred. Personal computer skills, Microsoft Office software (i.e. MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) required. Aptitude for learning supply chain analytical tools required.

Patient population served:
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to age-specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status.

Protected health information:
Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job. Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes. Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password