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Senior Clinical Value Analysis Specialist

Job Ref: 23033

Talent Area: Professional

Houston, TX 77054

Area/Department: Supply Chain-Mgmt

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of five hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 17,000 employees.   FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

Job Summary

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for investigating products, procedures or processes that will improve operational and clinical efficiency, increase the quality of patient care and reduce supply expenditures.  Serves as a Supply Chain expert and mentors others in the Value Analysis process of achieving optimal cost, quality and outcomes in relation to medical products or services.  


I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job


PEOPLE ¿ 20%
1. Role models the development of professional rapport with administrative, clinical leaders, suppliers and other team members.
2. Leads a Value Analysis team using strong  project management  and meeting management skills.
3. Responds in a timely manner and prioritizes work to meet the needs of the customer.
4. Mentors others in the skills of public speaking and presentation. 
5. Serves as a mentor and resource to other Clinical Value Analysis specialists, assisting with training and development.

1. Responds to internal and external customers in a professional and timely manner.
2. Listens to understand and role models effective conflict negotiation skills.
3. Seeks input from customers about the quality of services provided by Supply Chain and specifically Value Analysis.
4. Priotizes the needs of patients and visitors at all times and role models the behavior to others.  

1. Leads a team in the Value Analysis process to achieve optimal patient outcomes and financial stewardship in the evaluation and implementation of medical supplies and services. 
2. Encourages standardization of products, processes, policies and protocols as supported by clinical evidence and data. 
3. Uses internal quality data to guide decisions.
4. Seeks external benchmarking data and and clinical experts to support product evaluation decisions.
5. Coordinates a transparent and structured data collection process for formal evaluations.
6. Reports the results of a trial in a clear and unbiased manner to the value analysis committee and key stakeholders.
7. Monitors compliance of implemented projects.
8. Independent ability to analyze a situation and develop a reasonable action plan using strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

1. Collaborates with the clinical and administrative leadership across the Houston Methodist System to drive accountability for quality goods and services that are standardized and cost effective.
2. Uses resources to evaluate spend and savings opportunities for specific products and services.
3. Conducts financial modeling.  Considers: labor and nonlabor costs, reimbursement, incentives and share back opportunities, capital, cost avoidance and quality outcomes.
4. Evaluates the total cost of changing products, technologies, or processes, especially as it relates to changes in reimbursement, clinical pathways and cost avoidance.
5. Manages annual savings targets for assigned service.
6. Facilitates compliance with Group Purchasing Organization and local contracts. 
7. Collaborates with GPO leaders to identify and implement savings and standardization initiatives.  

1. Leads a system savings initiative.
2. Maintains knowledge of the internal and external drivers for change in his or her specialty.
3. Seeks opportunities for personal growth and development. 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Bachelor¿s Degree required.  Master¿s preparation or clinical experience preferred.

5 years of professional experience in supply chain, a clinical role or project management.

None required. 
Certification in value analysis, supply chain or a clinical specialty preferred.

¿ Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
¿ Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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