Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to request an application form.
System Director Strategic Sourcing Services – non Pharmaceutical
To be fully engaged in providing high performing non pharmaceutical Sourcing Services to Health First which are focused on No Harm / Quality, Customer Experience, and Stewardship. This position will provide leadership to the Health System in all sourcing activities specific to non-labor expenses of approximately $150M. The individual in this role is responsible for managing the end-to-end activities for supply and purchased services contracting, system-wide procurement activities, and vendor relationship management activities. The System Director of Strategic Sourcing is accountable to the organization for meeting annual targets established for non Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing.Through Value Analysis Teams, ensures supply chain sourcing activities are integrated with quality outcomes to deploy a culture of continuous improvement and patient safety.
- Oversees the operational management of supply chain sourcing activities and meets or exceeds the needs of the patient care process.
- Establishes measurement and analytical tools as a single source of truth for strategic sourcing and value analysis activities.
- Collects and reports information on the financial and service performance for each service line category.
- Develops and communicates best practices and supporting policies and procedures to maintain value analysis and sourcing standards across the organization.
- Develops and maintains on-going review of Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance as it pertains to contracting and sourcing requirements.
- Accountable for the development and effective operation of sourcing services that fully meet and or exceed both internal and external customer expectations.
- Leads Supply Chain in the surveillance of customer service satisfaction as obtained through rounding and complaint management to identify opportunities for improvement in the customer experience and gaps between supply chain, service lines and other departments.
- Engages with key Leadership and Physician stakeholders regarding cost reduction opportunities around proposed product and service changes.
- Develops and implements an internal consulting capability to support value analysis and strategic sourcing needs of internal customers.
- Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting, or Health Administration.
- Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in contract administration for purchasing/materials management, preferably in a health care environment
- Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in purchasing function preferred
- Valid Florida Drivers’ license and automobile insurance verification
Please apply at:
Internal Number: 027863
About Health First
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area's only Trauma and Heart Centers. Health First also offers multiple commerc...ial and Medicare health plans, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County, and four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.
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