Clinical Procurement Specialist Advice

Clinical Procurement Specialist Advice

Jim Kennett RN                                        Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurse

Jim has over 25 years’ post registration NHS clinical experience as a registered general nurse. Eleven of these years were spent as a senior operating theatre nurse with a particular interest in Orthopaedics.  Since 2004 Jim has been a full-time and integral part of the Procurement team. Jim is experienced in liaising with clinicians to resolve product issues ensuring patient care is performed as safely and efficiently as possible. Utilising these skills and expertise has allowed the completion of projects notoriously difficult within an acute hospital environment such as orthopaedic joint replacement standardisation, surgeons’ gloves and sutures. Regular scanning of marketplace changes highlight innovative products that can reduce costs, promote shorter patient stays and improve patient care.

Jim is co-chair of the National Network of Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurses, a body which consists of over 70 nurse professionals in similar roles across the NHS and private sector. Access to this intelligence proves invaluable in advising clinicians and the Procurement team accordingly.

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