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Providence Health & Services HME Supply Chain Senior Manager - $10,000 Sign-on Bonus in Portland, Oregon


Offering $10,000 Sign-on Bonus for external hires!

Do you want to join a progressive leadership team focused on people in a highly engaged environment? Do you want to work with a collaborative team of professionals, each bringing special skills and experience in service to our foundational Mission of patient-centered care? Are you interested in supporting a team of quality driven patient centered care?

Providence HME services is seeking a management role who will lead a team of innovative caregivers who are excited about the work they do and choosing to make a difference in the lives of others.

Providence is calling a HME Supply Chain Senior Manager - Durable Medical Equipment Administration (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Home Services Oregon in Portland, OR

We are seeking a HME Supply Chain Senior Manager - Durable Medical Equipment Administration that will be accountable for the strategic design, implementation, and optimization of supply chain operations for Home Medical Equipment operations across multiple sites throughout the PSJH service area. Additionally, this position is responsible for HME supply chain departmental operations including overseeing all local operations and logistics functions (Receiving, Materials, Operations, Warehousing, Pars, Inventory), directing supply chain operations staff and managing vendor relationships. As an integral member of the HME leadership team, this position is responsible for achieving the financial, quality, and service goals of the organization.

The HME Supply Chain Senior Manager administers and directly leads all supply chain operations at HME locations. This position is accountable for management of all perpetual and periodic inventories all supplies received, stored, and issued at HME locations. This position, in collaboration with the HME Director, is responsible for management of $30 -50 million in annual inventory across 10 or more HME locations.

This position serves as a catalyst and mentor for motivating caregiver engagement, productivity, innovation, and commitment to the organization. This position participates in a collaborative HME leadership team to design and implement solutions that drive HME's strategic objectives. Specifically, this position partners closely with the Manager of Logistics and Respiratory Therapy to provide timely HME services in support of hospital discharges, home health and hospice admissions, and primary care referrals. This position includes fiscal accountability for supply, gas, and purchased services expenses of department's operating budget of $100M.

Providence HME provides a variety of home medical equipment services to support a "hospital at home" setting, including oxygen systems, respiratory equipment, home ventilation, sleep therapy devices, hospital beds and mobility equipment. HME services allow patients to recuperate and function in a home setting post hospitalization, for management of life-limiting illnesses and in support of end-of-life care.


  1. Design, implementation, and administration of a predictive, adaptive, automated Inventory Management structure across multiple sites and states to ensure

delivery of timely and quality HME services while effectively managing expense and productivity.

  1. Managing a significant fleet of rental home medical equipment across multiple sites and states.

  2. Champion and execute supply expense reduction efforts in support of financial objectives.

  3. Sourcing and procuring unique HME equipment, supplies, and services collaboratively with Providence Resource, Engineering, Hospitality (REH) resources as

well as through independent relationships as required.

  1. Providing best-in-class HME services, setting HME apart from national and regional competitors.

  2. Meeting needs of patient and referral sources in a high-volume environment while controlling labor expenses, monitoring productivity, and using good

managerial and interpersonal skills.

  1. Maintaining current knowledge of thousands of HME products and vendors both regionally and nationally.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with HME Director and Managers, designs, develops and implements all aspects of HME Supply Chain strategy including Sourcing, Procurement, Inventory, and Production functions across multiple HME sites in all states where HME and HCC operate local ministries in support of PSJH acute and ambulatory care facilities.

  • Manages and leads all aspects of HME supply chain operations including Sourcing, Procurement, Inventory, and Production functions across multiple HME sites in all states where HME and HCC operate local ministries in support of PSJH acute and ambulatory care facilities. Sets global and local operational policy, personnel competencies, performance standards, and performance metrics applicable to all locations. Establishes effective training and competency development programs that ensure high reliability in supply chain operations.

  • Designs, implements, and administers a predictive, adaptive, and automated Inventory Management structure across multiple sites and states to ensure delivery of timely and quality HME services while effectively managing expense and productivity. Oversees equipment, product, and supply storage and disposition, purchasing, asset management, and inventory for all HME sites.

  • Routinely evaluates supply and equipment needs based on demand and trends, sets minimum and maximums, audits compliance to avoid shortages or excess inventory that can lead to interruptions in patient care and waste. Anticipates product shortages and takes appropriate actions to sustain patient care and operations. Oversees and performs annual physical inventory and routine inventory cycle counts.

  • Ensures advantageous sourcing contracts for HME equipment and supplies through collaboration with Providence Resource, Engineering, Hospitality (REH) and through direct contracts. Ensures compliance with contracts and holds vendors accountable to terms. Pursues ‘failure to supply’, rebates, discounts, patient assistance programs, and other programs favorable to the ministry and fulfilling the mission. Promptly and effectively resolves quality concerns with suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring continuity of patient care and mitigating risks to ministry or patient. Coordinates product recall and documentation when indicated.

  • Ensures ongoing efficiency, appropriateness, safety, and effectiveness of supply chain functions. Reviews key operational and financial criteria used to assess operational and financial performance. Refines criteria, if necessary, to capture measurable performance expectations and outcomes going forward. Regularly and systematically assesses, and when necessary, develops and implements plans of action to accomplish required change and vigilantly reassesses outcomes to meet or exceed operational, quality, and financial expectations and benchmarks.

  • Ensures selection, purchasing, storage, use, disposition of all supplies, equipment, assets, and other materials are consistently in compliance with policies, all State and Federal regulations, professional practice standards, safety standards, and guidelines including but not limited to: The Joint Commission (TJC) standards; HITECH/HIPPA; FDA, OSHA, L&I, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines. Anticipates and plans for the impact of practice and regulatory changes.

  • Identifies gaps in departmental and ministry practices, policies and procedures and assures corrective action plans are established, implemented and completed in a timely fashion.  Identifies departmental and ministry re-engineering opportunities through new technology, new services and/or reorganization of workflow to realize cost savings, service improvement and generation of new revenue.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare, Business or Logistics/Supply Chain Management or equivalent educ/experience

  • 7 years Healthcare business operations and/or financial management experience in a healthcare setting; strategic design and implementation within Supply Chain, experience in process improvement methodology, change management, operational improvement. Includes at least three years in a leadership capacity

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree Healthcare, Business or Logistics/Supply Chain Management

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 321448