B. Braun

Sterile Supply Solutions Consultant

Job Locations US
Requisition ID
2022-20503
Company
Aesculap Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Sales
Position Type
Remote
Shift
8-5
Site
Aesculap

Overview

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.

Responsibilities

Summary: The Consultant acts as a healthcare sterile processing and perioperative operations expert who brings innovative solutions and improvements to our healthcare customers. This position requires a unique blend of sterile processing, hospital perioperative operations, analytical and financial knowledge to ensure the needs of the customer are met during consulting engagements.  Lead aspects of various consulting engagements to include preparation, customer communication, onsite assessments and formal recommendations. These functions will help to ensure that project goals and objectives are accomplished with high quality, within established time frames and budget commitments to meet the customer business needs.

 

Principal Duties Responsibilities: 

  • With minimal guidance, form conclusions, strategies and recommendations that help our clients make informed decisions and demonstrate leadership in finding solutions to client problems
  • Lead client interactions and build rapport and credibility with client professionals and various levels in their organization
  • Ability to articulate the benefits of all Aesculap consulting solutions.
  • Ability to independently articulate root cause issues and remediation options.
  • Independently develop tasks and workplans for consulting engagements (as needed to deliver SOW or generate secondary opportunities)
  • Develop and provide presentations to client senior executives
  • Demonstrate existing professional expertise in all sterile supply functional areas (understanding of clinical operations and supply chain preferred)
  • Ability to conduct process mapping (process flow, capacity studies, equipment requirements, forecasting of needs to meet future demands, etc) and articulate sterile processing and perioperative workflow, staffing, and best practice according to national recommended standards and practice.
  • Demonstrates excellent professional presence, communication, and presentation abilities with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to independently manage complex tasks and projects and to evaluate, troubleshoot and make difficult decisions.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of leadership within Aesculap and our customers up to and including the CEO, COO, CFO, and CNO.
  • Provide direction to junior team members on projects
  • With guidance of leadership, identify and pitch new business development opportunities
  • Demonstrates superior working knowledge of equipment and personnel in sterile processing departments.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, troubleshoot and make actionable recommendations.
  • Performs job functions without direct supervision.
  • Has direct contact with other departmental and professional employees, physicians and their staff, sales representatives, and the general public.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills to resolve issues between employees, other department personnel and surgeons, and to promote cooperation between the various functions within each area of responsibility.
  • Requires broad and specific knowledge in the use of medical supplies, instruments, and equipment.
  • Maintains corporate ethics and compliance expectations.
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual
  • Must embody the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

Secondary or peripheral job functions: 

  • Must be able to travel up to 70% annually domestically by air and car, and work occasional weekends. Must possess a valid government issued drivers license and passport.
  • Normal office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; however working additional hours and during weekends as required by the nature of the position is expected.
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve non-routine issues using independent judgment and analytical skills
  • Must have excellent time management skills with ability to use independent judgment to prioritize effectively
  • Must be able to work with clinical and business personnel, both internal and external to Aesculap
  • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitude or judgments; to generalize, evaluates and makes decisions in stressful situations.
  • Oriented towards solution-based thinking
  • Able to pass and maintain annual Vendor Credentials such that healthcare facilities allow entrance into patient care areas in direct association with the provision of consulting services.
  • This position may require the handling of instruments that may have been contaminated by blood or other bodily fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees. 

Qualifications

   Education/Experience: 

  • BA or BS preferred or minimum of 10 years of related healthcare industry experience healthcare process improvement experience highly preferred.
  • Certification in LEAN Management or 6 Sigma highly preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years experience in a management position preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in Peri-operative Services or Central Service Departments preferred.
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal regulations and other regulatory bodies; i.e. JCAHO, CMS, OSHA, AAMI, AORN, FDA and other standards as applicable to various areas.
  • Above average computer skills in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite of products, Word, Excel, and Power Point required.

 

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Additional Information

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

  • This position could require the handling of instruments that may or may not have been contaminated by blood or other body fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees.

 The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

What We Offer

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.
 
Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.
 

Notices

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