Category Specialist, Medical Professional Services Portfolio
HSE Procurement Sourcing & Contracts, Medical Professional Services Portfolio
Presentation: Panel Discussion Procurement in the Laboratory
Joanne has over 20 years’ experience in procurement roles with the HSE including logistics & inventory management in both the acute and community sectors and more in recent years as a Category Specialist within the Medical Professional Services portfolio of the Sourcing and Contracts department. Joanne has significant experience and knowledge in supply chain and procurement matters having studied in both University of Limerick and National College of Ireland achieving qualifications in “Public procurement and Supply Chain Excellence”, “First Line Management” and holds a Green belt in lean sigma principles.
Joanne leads a multi-disciplinary team to support a plethora of requirements across the remit of the Medical Professional Services portfolio including, managed laboratory services, logistics & external testing, Covid testing services, test and trace services and residential services, GP services and insourced services within the health sector.
Since joining Sourcing and Contracts in 2021 some key achievements of Joanne’s include;
- Representing HSE Procurement in collaboration with the COVID Laboratory Taskforce to establish pathways capable of reporting PCR COVID-19 results for acute hospital laboratories, the NVRL campus in UCD and Backweston and external third party testers and sourcing antigen test kits for distribution in both the acute and community sectors.
- Managing the purchase to pay service for COVID-19 assay kits and consumables for acute laboratories
- Procuring all equipment, software and consumables required for the whole genome sequencing programme led by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
- Managed Laboratory Service for Blood Sciences