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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Inventory Specialist in Tacoma, Washington

Inventory Specialist

St Joseph Medical CenterTacoma, Washington

Requisition ID 2022-255896 Employment Type Full Time Department Materials Management Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 6:30am-3:30pm Remote No Category Materials Management


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Sign on Bonus for experienced ICU RN External Candidates

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Tuition Assistance for c2021-151035areer growth and development

  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Wellness Program


Job Summary:

  • Performs inventory control activities to provide a wide variety of medical supplies/materials in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner for the assigned Franciscan Health System (FHS) perpetual inventories in accordance with professional standards and established internal procedures.

  • Work includes initiating/controlling the amount/type of supply acquisitions, reviewing incoming supplies to avoid duplication and control overstocking, and implementing effective par leveling to facilitate rapid turnover of products. Work also includes responsibility for running appropriate reports in order to identify supply issues that need addressing and, where appropriate, presenting solutions and reporting metrics to management.

  • Work requires general knowledge of inventory management systems/procedures as they relate to healthcare facilities. An incumbent follows established channels of communication in handling routine and non-routine problems, and recognizing issues that need referral to management.

  • Given the variety, complexity and cost of medical supplies/equipment, the opportunity for positive financial impact to the organization through the application of effective inventory practices and on-timing ordering strategies is significant.

Essential Duties:

Maintains and controls materials management medical supply/materials inventory and order points, to ensure appropriate quantity products are on hand and available for immediate distribution ensuring no duplication or overstocks.

Collaborates regularly with various FHS departments (e.g. nursing, Lab, Perioperative Svcs, Interventional Radiology, GI and Cath Labs, etc) to convey information related to PAR levels/supplies needs, materials management standards and procedures, and to promote effective cost accountability and troubleshoot emergent issues.

Uses an automated inventory control and par leveling system in serving as point-person for the ordering, receiving and stocking/restocking of medical supplies/equipment under the scope of the materials management function.

Maintains related records/documentation; prepares standard reports for management’s review.

Identifies opportunities to reduce costs through the manipulation of par levels, reorder points/min/max, reduction of holding costs.

Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

A minimum of two years of clerical work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.

Two years of related work experience in a Material Management function (e.g. inventory, distribution, etc.) is strongly preferred.

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