Ascension Health Critical Product Manager in Birmingham, Alabama

Job ID: 246891

Critical Product Manager

Birmingham, Alabama


Additional Job Information

Title: Critical Product Manager

City, State: Birmingham, AL

Location: ALBIR 806 St Vincent's Health

Department: Supply Chain Admin

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension's Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Critical Product Manager manages the process related to procuring critical products and high volume clinical items.


  • Ensures that all services and activities regarding critical high volume supplies are planned, implemented, maintained and evaluated.

  • Works collaboratively with Supply Chain and Health Ministries to ensure alignment and achievement of goals.

  • Coordinates trials and introduction of new supplies.

  • Provides project management for product conversions within the organization.

  • Works collaboratively with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders on local and national implementations to ensure achievement of hospital and Ascension Health goals.

  • Liaison between end-users of critical supply items clinical or non-clinical.

  • Responsible for appropriate procurement and use of critical high volume supplies and equipment based on Decision Team and financial analyses within the critical supply area.

  • Coordinates trials, training and introduction of new critical supplies and services with staff and physicians.

  • Leads cost reduction strategies with the critical supply areas that engage physicians, clinicians, and administration.

  • Collaborates with nurses and physicians and other hospital departments as needed.


Education & Work Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in related field from four year college or university is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or nursing-related field preferred

  • Three to five years of clinical experience in surgery or other patient care units.

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