Northeast Medical Group
New Haven
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 09, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion-must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the direction of the Clinical Director, Northeast Purchasing Coalition, and NPC Clinical Nurse Researcher will provide clinical and analytical support to the Northeast Purchasing Coalition. This person functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team supporting Northeast Purchasing Coalition, LLC (NPC) entities and throughout other Vizient Networks, as directed. They will assist management in defining, measuring, monitoring and achieving operational objectives. They will function as an internal consultant to both management and Contract Specialists relative to process, achieving outcomes and continuous improvement. Project tasks include establishing, coordinating and maintaining project pipelines and plans, supporting project charter and governance process, data analysis, meeting coordination and communication, presentation preparation, meeting minutes, tracking follow up actions, escalation of issues and active participation in suggesting and implementing solutions. This person has the ability to utilize clinical and financial analytics, evidence based product information, and contract and value based strategies, as aligned with the mission of the NPC in order to facilitate clinical and physician supply chain initiatives. The person must be able to support the clinical and contracting aspects of supply chain projects, interpret and communicate findings, make recommendations, and work with clinical, financial, operational and supply chain individuals as well as clinicians and physicians in Subject Matter Expert (SME) roles in a team setting across the Coalition and its member organizations. The ideal candidate needs strong oral and written communication and clinical analytic skills in terms of analysis and presentation.. The person needs to be able to synthesize complex clinical information into a cohesive summary for both clinicians and non-clinicians. The candidate must be able to work independently and provide clinical consultation as directed with regard to supply chain initiatives conducted by the NPC throughout member organizations as well as throughout the various regional Vizient Networks and Coalitions. Serves as a subject matter expert in the realm of project management.


  • 1. Demonstrates expertise and an extensive knowledge of all clinical and financial aspects of supply chain initiatives, i.e. project scope management, comparative analyses of currently marketed device safety and efficacy and associated medical procedures data, analysis of clinician survey data and analysis of cost/benefit data or differential profit/loss scenarios with regard to the addition of new technology to contract portfolio(s).
  • 2. Must be able to work through roadblocks by providing creative suggestions and solutions in order to keep projects on the path to financial and operational success.
  • 3. Ability to participate and present complex data and other types of written material in meetings with peers, management and executives as well as suppliers, as indicated.
  • 4. Identifies internal and external sources of data and safety and efficacy information about medical technologies and procedures, competitive products, and the associated vendors.
  • 5. Assists members in development of meaningful surveys and evaluation templates which will define barriers to conversion and how to mitigate these barriers.
  • 6. Facilitates and performs data analysis for outcomes based projects and research.
  • 7. Aggregates and analyzes clinical, economic, and financial data associated with identified product (s) or product groups including contract compliance data
  • 8. Synthesizes supply Chain Management data with regard to standardization of clinical practices and the use of physician/clinician products and procedures to achieve positive patient outcomes, enhance utilization, and attain financial improvements.
  • 9. Analyzes clinical information (protocols, outcomes, regulatory guidelines, etc.) and financial/operational information (purchase data, product information, etc.) to identify product utilization opportunities to improve patient safety and quality and reduce total cost of care. Presents opportunities to the team and Vizient members for consideration and additional input.
  • 10. Identifies key strategies, questions, and discussion points for NPC team and members based upon clinical and analytical review.
  • 11. Assists with the new technology review process for the NPC.
  • 12. Comprehends and is able to teach others the supply chain management processes, especially in terms of data interpretation.
  • 13. Maintains a positive working relationship with all department interfaces, NPC members, and portrays the face of the NPC and Vizient in member consults.
  • 14. Demonstrates knowledge and implementation of identified patient safety and quality improvement goals and how to apply these patient safety goals to product selection and patient outcomes based upon product utilization.

Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Public Health, or Business required. Master's degree in related field (e.g. Business, Clinical Research, Outcomes Research, Statistics, Nursing, Business/ Public/Health care Administration etc.) highly preferred.


Minimum of 5 years healthcare experience required. Clinical and financial analysis exposure required.


Project, Lean, Six sigma certification preferred.


Clinical and financial analytic skills required. Ability to work independently, teach complex concepts, and consults on management of supply chain and clinical utilization initiatives. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Company Description:

Northeast Medical Group is a leader in health care, dedicated to providing comprehensive, cost-effective, advanced patient care characterized by safety and clinical excellence to the communities it is our privilege to serve. As part of Yale New Haven Health, we are committed to innovation and excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to our communities, and we are focused on providing excellent medical care that is compassionate and sensitive to our patients' needs.

Our culture is what defines us and fuels our accomplishments. It is a mutual expectation that together we will do great things and is what attracts professionals from every part of the world to our organization. This culture is one of the reasons why Northeast Medical Group has been able to build a reputation for excellence in patient care and outstanding medical services.