Responsible for defining and leading the strategy for Business Intelligence and Process Engineering to support the Central Sterile Supply and Surgical Suite inventory activities. This includes a focus on transformation, visibility and audit-ability of Central Sterile Supply processes. Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, mentoring and supervision of all Central Sterile Supply and Surgical Suite inventory management staff. Furnishes planning, consultation and advisory services on system development to user departments. Oversees major projects related to improvement and technology enabled systems integration and process optimization. Helps coordinate all non-patient involved product and equipment recalls for the System. Helps coordinate the selection of replacement products for back-order situations with Supply Chain. Manages assigned personnel and daily operational related activity in the Operating Room, Perioperative and In/Out Surgical units (Surgical Suite). Works in partnership with the Surgical Suite Director, Operations Managers, Materials Management Staff and Operating Room Team Leaders. Responsible for central sterile processing, inventory management associates, material management, case cart preparation, scheduling, budget, financial management, operational analysis and reporting.
Assists in the planning, directing and coordinating of activities relative to the procurement, processing, inventory management, receiving, storage and distribution of supplies to support effective patient care.
Performs supervisory, administrative and training functions as they relate to the sterile processing and inventory staff.
Utilizes on-line purchasing requests, maintains database files and produces required reports from the OR and Supply Chain inventory systems.
Manages the coordination of the annual year-end inventory processes within the Operating Room.
Investigates and proposes new technology and approaches that will ensure every resource allocated and every dollar invested meets or exceeds the previous years business objectives on a continuous basis.
Develops, implements, and maintains Surgical Suite inventory processes, work flows and analysis, business systems evaluation and design.
Works to optimize the strategic functions between technology and process engineering.
Facilitates the development of appropriate BI and PE policies and procedures required to support and sustain Central Sterile Supply and surgical suite inventory business operations.
Performs HR functions including, but not limited to: job descriptions, performance evaluations, recruitment, selection, hiring, promoting and disciplining as required.
Provides staff education to ensure competency.
Develops key performance indicators, provides real-time metrics and aligns operational behavior with strategic objectives to help managers move from reactive to pro-active management.
Provides benchmarking analysis and reports supporting all CSS, surgical inventory and related processes (e.g. capital).
Assists surgical suite staff in identification of cost-saving opportunities.
Analyzes methods critically and makes recommendations for improved methods and procedures.
Applies proven process improvement techniques and tools.
Leads team planning including requirements gathering, process design, program communication, system configuration, installation, test case management and issue management efforts related to CSS and inventory applications including management review and acceptance.
Includes change management as part of the planning and execution process.
Assists Surgical Suite in the reduction of overall supply costs through the development of best practices in inventory management, utilization and selection of products, equipment and services.
Reviews and analyzes supply expense and utilization trends, working with Geisinger managers and medical staff to support both clinical and financial goals.
Interacts with physicians and clinicians to coordinate and integrate cost and quality management programs into existing departmental services by assisting with program development, data collection and analysis, implementation, monitoring, measurement and evaluation.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Associate's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Managerial/Supervisory (Required), Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
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