The mission of University of Washington Medicine 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 owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Value Analysis Specialist. This position will serve as part of the UW Medicine Value Analysis team that supports supply chain, clinical value analysis, and in particular, will be focus on the value analysis work that supports Clinical Products and Smart Innovation (CPSI) and Purchased Services Oversight Committee (PSOC) initiatives concentrating on the review and assessment of new products, equipment, services, and new technologies across the UW Medicine system. This position will also look at other cost containment efforts, standardization, and utilization practices to support the goals of high quality care and improved outcomes along with financial responsibility. This role shall potentially chair/co-chair various product committees as assigned. As part of the Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing division, this role may also have contracting and contracting compliance responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Director Value Analysis.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:New Request AssessmentDevelop and implement a new standard product/equipment/services/technology request process that utilizes data, quality and financial criteria, and evidence based principles. Perform new product and new service vetting activity by following the established standardized new product intake process. When needed, perform technology assessment reviews and research dossiers by gathering evidence-based data and white papers details, etc to help provide decision making committees with all pertinent information required. Act as a resource with all appropriate department leaders, surgeons and other clinical and business operations leaders in individual hospitals and at the system level to develop, coordinate and integrate the Supply Chain new product/equipment/service/technology request process. Partner with Portfolio Managers to lead the cost savings and product adoption processes for the CPSI and PSOC committees, as well as any other system level or entity level product committees. Maintain a value analysis project and request tracking report/software that includes savings and project/request status. Maintain awareness of quality improvement and assurance activities and promotes institutional quality programs within the value analysis program. Collaborate with hospital and system-level departments and staff to monitor and report on compliance of implemented adoption or changes in products, services and processes. Coordinate or facilitates periodic system value analysis meetings with (as appropriate) individual hospital value analysis leads/professionals, administrators, project managers, departmental heads, etc. Partner with and support Supply Chain operations and hospital departments to implement and operationalize the adoption of approved new products, services, and technologies. This may include new products, and trials for products under review.Analysis/Fiscal ManagementPerform cost savings and quality performance review on new requests. Depending on the level of analysis required, this may include partnership with UW Finance. Identify cost savings opportunities for products currently in use through review and analysis of group purchasing contracts and market data. Monitor supply utilization and purchase patterns on a routine/scheduled basis; compiles reports, analyzes data and makes recommendations for addition/deletion of products and/or process changes to reduce operating cost and ensure continuity of supply. Investigate products, procedures, or processes that will improve operational or clinical efficiency, increase the quality of patient care, and reduce expenditures and recommends these changes to the value analysis director for review by Supply Chain leadership.Contract Management/ComplianceCoordinate and monitor activities of strategic suppliers to ensure conformance with contractual obligations; and identifies opportunities for process improvement, service enhancement and/or cost reductions. Shall be familiar with and observe all State of Washington RCW's pertaining to Procurement especially Chapter 28b.10 RCW (Colleges and Universities Generally) and any other RCW's that pertain to Purchasing, Procurement and Contracting. Shall successfully complete, and show evidence of certification, for all Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Training Modules, required by UW Medicine Supply Chain, as described in RCW 39.26.110 prior to executing or managing contracts. Shall be or become familiar with Federal Flowdown requirements / terms and conditions for grant and contract purchases. Shall be or become familiar with the UW Medicine Process for Delegated Signature Authority and participate in that delegated authority to the level approved by the System Director, UW Medicine Strategic Sourcing. Other duties as assignedREQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's degree in healthcare fieldFour to five years of experience in a clinical or other healthcare fieldDemonstrated leadership, analytical, problem solving, organizational and customer service abilities.Knowledge of medical terminology, hospital operations, and items used in a hospital.Demonstrated presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate and lead groupsDemonstrated creativity, imagination, initiative and good judgment in developing, organizing and implementing ideas and programs.Demonstrated ability within a team assignment to take a lead role in interpreting and applying conflict resolution techniques; management of diversity in the workplace; effective communication and active listening skills; consensus building and problem resolution skills in order to achieve group goals.Ability to develop positive, beneficial relationships with others.Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, in a variety of situations.Ability to work in a high-volume environment where great emphasis is placed on customer service and creative problem solving skills.Ability to plan, organize, implement and complete projects.Ability to perform complex financial analysis.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in developing, negotiating, and administering major procurement contracts for technically complex goods and services.Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing, electronic mail, WEB-based activities, and the utilization of automated systems used in inventory replenishment and distribution activities.An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements. PREFERENCES:Registered Nurse, or other quantitative field such as Surgical TechnologyTwo years of experience in procurement or value analysis
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