The Clinical Value Analysis Manager (CVAM) will be integrated with WMC Health Network Supply Chain Operations to enhance the direct involvement and support of clinical staff in the value analysis process in order to improve the outcomes of product selection and implementation across the network as measured by:
facilitating a clinically focused, financially responsible product evaluation and selection process,
increased participation of clinical leaders and staff,
improved clinician and end user awareness, education and satisfaction with the decision process,
system standardization of product selection and related clinical care processes, and,
enhanced reporting of both cost and quality benefits.
The CVAM is responsible for working with the Corporate Director of Value Analysis, local Clinical teams, and Supply Chain Management Departments to ensure that the strategic vision of the organization is supported through evidence based evaluation of clinical supply quality, contract compliance, standardization, and supply chain cost containment. The CVAM co-chairs the assigned service line clinical service utilization committee and facilitates the merging of the WMC Health Network goals with the local system goals. The position acts as a liaison for the clinicians and the Department of Supply Chain and maintains vendor relationships.
Master's degree in a health related specialty preferred
Management experience preferred
Provides leadership, as part of the Value Analysis team, to develop, implement, and maintain a Clinical Value Analysis process at WMC corporate and local levels. This includes:
Responsible for Clinical Value Analysis activities across WMC Health Network.
Researches and identifies savings opportunities related to products and supplies and is accountable for cost/benefit estimates for service line(s).
Provides guidance in cost containment, reimbursement, contract compliance, and standardization and utilization efforts.
Coordinates evidenced based research on each product being evaluated and presents findings in a clear concise fashion. Product review to include but not limited to: Evidence Based Practice Research, Financial Implications, FDA Disposition, Infection Control Implications and Capital Implications.
Prioritizes and coordinates all recommendations for additions, deletions, changes, and standardization of products.
Assess and determine education and training needs of hospital and departmental staff, administrators, and department heads in product conversions and implementations. Ensure all required staff training is complete prior to product inception or trial.
Identify, implement, trend, maintain, and/or improve the service line's supply expense key performance indicators that are based on benchmarks and satisfaction scores.
Ensures that products, services and systems selected comply with established hospital policies and procedures and requirements of end users, as well as regulatory agencies.
Approaches issues in an informed and logical manner using process and problem solving tools (process problems, root causes, how is customer impacted, what are key data, etc).
Responsible for staying current on service line product-related market conditions, new products and technology related to their service line.
Identifies opportunities, selects, supports and manages initiatives that improve the processes and management for patient and caregiver safety and quality.
Develops business plans and cost benefit analyses to identify the need for specific surgical devices, instruments and equipment.
Effectively uses automated systems to perform work assignments.
Develop and implement tools and process to communicate and measure Clinical Value Analysis outcomes.
Communication and coordination with existing WMC Health Network models to include, but not limited to, Physicians and clinical staff, and Supply Chain Operations.
Develops and monitors consistent customer feedback systems to ensure the timely and consistent reporting of product implementations and conversions. Provides consistent communication to the Corporate Director of Value Analysis regarding contract compliance and product decisions, standardization, validation and implementation.
Communicates, coordinates, and documents the process of new product implementation as well as new VA initiatives to all assigned service lines, system facilities, and Chiefs of Service.
Identifies, facilitates, and measures follow-up activities for product conversions and implementations to include product costs and clinical satisfaction.
Other related duties as needed.
Good knowledge of the components of the health care supply chain including acquisition, distribution, product management, consumption management and financial analysis; ability to work proactively with customers to determine strategies to identify most cost effective products and services; ability to conduct research studies on specialized hospital equipment, materials, supplies and services; ability to interact and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with vendors, department representatives and other health care staff.