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Purchasing / Central Services Technician - PRN as needed

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital locationLincoln, NE
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Job Location
Lincoln, NE, United States



Job Title: Purchasing Technician
Job Code: 880346

Immediate Supervisor: Materials Manager
Status: Non-exempt


Assists with processes and tasks in the medical supplies, office supplies and equipment functions within the clinical services distribution system. Works in collaboration with the patient care and case management, facilities management, materials manager, buyers, and others to purchase, track, and distribute to clinical units patient supplies and equipment items needed for daily use. Scans, stocks and manages the inventory of medical, respiratory, and therapy supplies. Maintains a central and unit par level storage and stock rotation. Cleans all medical equipment. Recommends process improvements in order to have the right supplies and equipment to the right place timely and at the most efficient cost. Contributes to the financial and quality outcomes as it relates to the distribution system and to Madonna as a whole. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.



  1. Reviews and provides input toward the modification of the supply and equipment function written processes.
  2. Contributes to key indicator data for the supply and equipment functions and/or the distribution system. Carries out plans and follows up to ensure process improvements are implemented and are effective.
  3. Adheres to annual budget.
  4. Coordinates the tagging of medical supplies insuring price benefits for inpatient and outpatient services.
  5. Maintains patient care supply areas with required par supply levels.
  6. Completes reports as instructed by supervisor.
  7. Daily tracking of equipment on all areas as scheduled.
  8. Receives rental equipment and takes to appropriate area.
  9. Covers in Central Services as needed.
  1. Communicates and collaborates effectively and appropriately with members of the clinical staff to ensure supply and equipment needs are being met.
  2. Follows instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and/or system.
  3. Adheres to Madonna's operational definitions and core values.
  4. Attends and contributes to meetings.
  5. Adheres to all state, federal, CARF, CDC regulations in purchasing and practices.
  6. Assists other staff to reduce risk and prevent injury in the work place.
  1. Develops, maintains a patient care equipment storage center with required par equipment levels.
  2. Cleans, disinfects, distributes and retrieves all medical, Respiratory and Therapy equipment.
  3. Operates computer to process and develop reports, maintain and track inventory and equipment.
  4. Operates telephone, e-mail, voice mail, calculator, pager, copier for day-to-day operations and other equipment required for daily operations.
  5. Scanning, stocking and managing the inventory of Medical, Respiratory and Therapy supplies.
  6. Handles and operates small tools to make minor repairs on equipment.
  7. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.


Must be able to lift maximum of 50 pounds and frequent lift and carry of 25 pounds. Must tolerate occasional standing of 1-2 hours during 8-hour period with 45 minutes of sustained standing. Must tolerate occasional sitting throughout the work shift. Must tolerate constant walking throughout the work shift with up to 2 hours of sustained walking. Must tolerate occasional periods of carrying throughout the shift. Must tolerate frequent pulling throughout shift. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force. Requires sufficient hearing and speaking to communicate by phone or in person. Requires sufficient sight to see and read reports and computer screen. Must tolerate occasional to frequent low level, horizontal and overhead reaching with right, left and both arms.
Requires normal hand strength based on national averages for age and gender. Mobility required to travel/drive and deliver, unload, stock, and reload items as scheduled. May be exposed to biohazardous materials.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)

High school equivalency or knowledge level required. One year experience in inventory control dealing with stocking and/or distribution or healthcare experience preferred. Either training or basic computer and calculator skills required. Knowledge of medical supplies and medical equipment preferred.

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