Job Title: Purchasing Technician
Job Code: 880346
Immediate Supervisor: Materials Manager
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
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.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital