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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Distribution & Central Supply
Category: Material Mgmt/Purchasing
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 717667
Date Posted: 12/23/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position oversees all phases of supply inventory management at the Hospital and uses historical data, re-order points, re-order point theories, and cycle counting to maintain accurate and appropriate supply levels in central supply and all PAR locations.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Provides data and information as requested for value analysis and product standardization. Attends all department and value analysis meetings as needed.
  2. Manages re-order points and factor lead time to optimize inventory turns at greater than 15/year. Reviews daily system-generated order and pro-actively avoids stock outs to less than 1%. Manages all inventory measures, including UOM, bins, and issues to minimize excess or slow-moving inventory. Maintains Central Supply organization, layout, and labeling to optimize work flow. Helps the Hospital minimize supply and inventory costs.
  3. Monitors historical usage patterns to determine correct inventory mix, appropriate levels, and supply layout. Serves as point person for all PAR adds, changes, and deletions. Coordinates communication to clinical staff concerning substitute items, product recalls, product changes, and stock out situations. Reviews department requisitions and order templates for accuracy.
  4. Organizes daily cycle counts to ensure proper handling procedures are followed. Analyzes adjustments to inventory levels, determines why variances exist, and formulates ongoing plan to avoid future variances. Coordinates annual Physical Inventory and provides variance analysis reports to management.
  5. Prepares executive summary reports on inventory usage and variances each month. Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports as requested for department manager and director. Tracks and reports on STAT call request for departmental review/follow-up.
  6. Helps replenish, manage and organize all supply rooms and check for expired products. Monitors inventory levels and adjust PAR levels based on Patient usage requirements.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma or equivalent Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience working with medical supplies hospital experience Required
2. Experience with inventory handling/management practices Required
3. Experience with Lawson and Par Excellence systems Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Electric pallet jack training certification Preferred
2. Current and valid Arizona Driver's License Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Stays up-to-date and trained on inventory control procedures as offered in classes, seminars, and workshops. Networks with other local inventory coordinators to establish relationships and idea sharing. Required
2. Is a contributing member of value analysis or product standardization committees. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
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