Value Analysis Specialist
Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: January 27, 2023
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care. The Value Analysis
Specialist works with all Network entities in development and
implementation strategies for value-based supply standardization,
utilization, and optimization initiatives. Responsible for
functioning as an effective resource between Materials Management,
clinicians, and administrators of the St. Luke's University Health
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates product/equipment evaluations throughout the
Network involving vendors, clinical end users, educators, infection
prevention, biomed, and other key stakeholders. Ensures the capture
of evaluation data, aggregates, and presents results.
- Performs research on products/services with focus on
evidenced-based information to ensure quality and clinical efficacy
to improve patient experience and outcomes.
- Effectively utilizes clinical evidence documents, evaluation
results, and detailed financial analyses including pricing
comparison, distribution, and inventory control for assigned
projects and incorporates information into VAC meetings and
- Utilizing the Network selected Value Analysis program/database,
effectively manages value analysis daily operations and new product
requests in alignment with network and department objectives.
- Prepares product research, financial, and clinical outcomes
analyses to support the VAC's in selecting and optimizing
cost-effective, quality products, equipment, and technologies.
- Prepares accurate and timely reports related to initiatives
brought into the Value Analysis process.
- Facilitates and ensures effective and timely communications
with all internal and external stakeholders engaged in supply chain
activities including physician leadership, consultants and vendors,
group purchasing organizations, inventory control and distribution,
materials management team, and staff of all levels.
- Researches and analyzes statistical data, conducts
interviews/discussions with vendors and network product end-users,
and reviews educational resources to keep abreast of technology
changes and innovations.
- Routinely meets with Purchasing Service Line Managers to
discuss and collaborate on new product assessments, contracting
initiatives, and ongoing projects.
- Aligns activities with Managers and Directors in order to
achieve goals set forth by the Vice President of Materials
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Frequently
uses fingers for data entry, etc. Frequently uses hands for filing,
telephone and loading printers with paper. Uses upper extremities
to lift up to 30 pounds. Stoops, bends or reaches above shoulder
level. Hearing as it relates to normal and phone conversations.
Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral
vision and visual monotony.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, or related
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Clinical Informatics /Value Analysis
analytic expertise required.Three to five years of progressively
responsible experience in healthcare materials management and/or
value analysis. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required (Word,
Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, or
similar collaborative platform). Experience in cost containment and
expense management activities. Training and experience in data
collection and analysis, and project management.
HOURS:Mon-Fri, no nights, no weekends, no holidays, flexible
daytime hours, based out of St. Luke's Center in Allentown, PA.
Hybrid remote available for local (PA, NJ) candidates, flexibility
with office, campus location and remote is required. Please
complete your application using your full legal name and current
home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past
seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you
are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work
history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if
applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at
the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for
your interest in St. Luke's
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity
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