HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director, Supply Expense Management- Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee

/HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust serves 1,350 acute care facilities and members in more than 15,000 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites./

Job Summary – The Director, Supply Expense Management-Surgery is responsible for leading non-labor expense savings, product standardization, and utilization throughout the surgical services business line for an independent hospital to a large healthcare system. This position will utilize HealthTrust’s value analysis methodology that includes assessing applicable financial, clinical, operational, and evidence based literature for selection, evaluation, monitoring, and implementation. Develops and maintains a collaborative relationships with clinical, administrative, and healthcare system staff to ensure effective, results-oriented outcomes.

Duties (included but not limited to):


  • Assess; provides leadership, and direction in the area of supply expense management related to non-labor expense within surgical services to support organization’s strategy.

  • Assimilates information from variety of sources, able to analyze data and makes recommendations and executes a course of action.

  • Develops, implements, and coordinates within the hospital or system:

  • Policies and procedures related to supply expense management.

  • Value Analysis process

  • Product standardization and utilization

  • Directs and/or leads cross-functional teams to develop and implement solutions to complex supply expense solutions within surgical services.

    Customer Service

  • Interacts and develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders to better understand needs and challenges, and sets achievable customer expectations.

  • Supports customer’s through maintaining the “Streetwise” database to ensure supply improvement ideas are up to date and new ideas are published in a timely manner.

  • Utilizes customer feedback to improve products and services

  • Participates in the selling process, as needed.


  • Provides and implements cost saving enhancement strategies within surgical services

  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze financial and clinical data to identify variation opportunities and make recommendations to the team.

  • Demonstrates the ability to track and analyze financial data for initiatives and projects.

  • Develops standardized documents, processes, and calculations for use by the supply expense management team to quantify supply savings solutions.

  • Demonstrates financial acumen which includes providing the customer with a cost/benefit analysis.


  • Executes on surgical supply expense improvement incorporating cost, quality and outcomes.

  • Applies strong data analysis skills to translate into an actionable plan.

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop a project plan for major projects.

  • Develops milestones for projects to determine outcomes and deadlines are achieved.

  • Directs multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced environment and the ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate to achieve deadlines

    General Knowledge/Competencies

  • Provides effective communication which includes verbal and good listening skills; writing, and presentation skills to a variety of stakeholders from executives to staff.

  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills which includes understanding issues, able to simply and process complex issues, understanding the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate within the organization’s formal and informal structures, builds relationships across departments, is appropriately diplomatic, understands orders roles and perspectives can sell projects and ideas across the organization and can be identified as a change agent.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and expertise with value analysis in healthcare.

  • Demonstrates the ability to coach others to improve performance

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict resolution by using common approaches and facilitation techniques to lead teams to alignment and high performance levels.

  • Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct philosophy and mission and value statement.

    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Health Administration, or Nursing is required. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, will consider a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. A college graduate degree is highly preferred at the master’s level, such as MSN, MHA, or MBA.

    A minimum of five (5) years of surgical services nursing experience in a hospital setting with experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above. Clinical Value Analysis experience highly preferred with experience evaluating complex clinical product utilization and physician preference items such as orthopedics, spine and cardiology. Computer skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required. Software skills with Micro Strategies, Tableau, or other data warehouse programs highly preferred.


Title: Director, Supply Expense Management- Surgery

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-1100 Charlotte - Capitol View

Requisition ID: 10250-1159