Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/17/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Lead Inventory Control Clerk, 40 Hrs/Week, Day Shift (7:30AM to 4:00PM), Weekends and Holidays as Needed

I.Position Function:

Assist the Supply Chain/Materials Management Department in the distribution of sterile and non-sterile supplies.

Assist in the management of all Operating Room and CPD supplies by inventorying, procuring and replacing supplies daily.

Restock supplies on shelves daily.

Maintains MT and related handheld devices for ordering and inventorying supplies.

II. Job Relationships:

Reports to the Lead, OR Supply Chain.


Has the authority to assist in the management of materials flow to and from the Operating Room.

Has the authority to enter OR rooms as needed to manage supply levels as needed.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Distributes sterile and non-sterile surgical supplies to their appropriate or requested destinations.

Responds to user requests, both in person and on the telephone.

Performs frequent rounds of all areas stocked by CPD, managing supply levels appropriately and cost-effectively.

Informs Inventory Coordinator of any supply related difficulties.

Assists in the organization of sterile supply areas.

Assists in the organization and performance of departmental physical inventories.

Set and maintain appropriate OR inventory levels based on PAR; includes placing purchase requisitions and stocking the main OR supply, OR specialty carts, and auxiliary supply rooms as needed

Prepare all purchase requisitions in Meditech, including standard, specialty, and bill-only

Rotate supplies to utilize supplies based on product expiration dates (FIFO)

Maintain information in Meditech to enable accurate purchasing e.g. stock dictionary

Work with Accounting to appropriately set up and bill out products as applicable within the Meditech system

Interact with Corporate Supply Chain as needed to maintain an accurate product listing, utilizing Quick Add or Fix It for Meditech errors, adding new suppliers, and submitting VAT requests as needed

Participate in the daily huddle to review OR schedule forecast and assess any staff or supply needs; expectation is that the OR schedule forecast is a two (2) week forecast

Maintain visibility into the pick lists and physician preference cards as they relate to planning the OR schedule

Review the following reports on a daily basis; responsible for addressing any issues as they relate to the management of OR inventory

  1. Review the following reports on a weekly basis; responsible for addressing any issues as they relate to the management of OR inventory:

      1. ValueLink destat report
      2. Match exception report
      3. Unit of measure report
      4. Open PO report
      5. Cardinal rejection report
      6. Two (2) week OR schedule
      7. Review reports with OR staff as it relates to their role responsibilities and assigned areas

        Communicate any supply issues, product recalls, process changes, staffing, or operational needs with OR operations team

        Update Supplier Credentialing Database to control supply representative access to the OR and engage with all OR supply representative

        Participate in Department staff meetings

        B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

        Performs any related duties as assigned.

        V.Reporting Requirements:

        Reports directly to the Lead, OR Supply Chain.

        VI. Accountability:

        Accountable for OR Room inventory and for restocking supplies in CPD.


        Minimum Education:

        High School Diploma

        Minimum Experience:

        Hospital materials distribution experience required.

        Meditech Materials Management experience strongly preferred.

        Surgical materials distribution experience preferred.

        Minimum skills/abilities:

        Clear, effective oral and written communication skills.



        Meditech Materials Management

        Special Qualifications:

        Computer literacy

        Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

      Additional Information

      Important COVID message

      Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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