Supply Distribution Technician

POSTED ON 2/4/2021 CLOSED ON 3/4/2021
Driscoll Health System Hired Organization Address Corpus Christi, TX Full Time

Job Posting for Supply Distribution Technician at Driscoll Health System

General Purpose of Job:

Under the general supervision of the Director and Storeroom Manager or Central Supply Supervisor is responsible for the storage and distribution of supplies, for the restocking of specialty carts and PAR areas, and for the management of instrument trays and patient care equipment used by departments, clinics and nursing units throughout the Facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty consistently and satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines. 
  • Is responsible for setting par levels for supplies in the area assigned with in-put from the department personnel. PAR levels should be set at a level high enough to provide a minimum of three days of usage.
  • Prepares, maintains and issues sterile procedure trays to all units.
  • Checks, exchanges and restock as needed crash carts, disaster cart and traction cart.
  • Follows all applicable infection control procedures when storing, delivering and handling equipment and supplies.
  • Cleans all soiled patient care equipment following the established Central Supply guidelines.
  • Picks up reusable procedure trays from the nursing units after use and delivers them to Central Sterile Processing to be decontaminated, washed, repackaged and sterilized.
  • Maintains supply rooms, storeroom, central supply and receiving areas clean, neat and orderly.
  • Process requisitions in the MM information system, picks and delivers supplies to the requesting department.
  • Restocks areas assigned according to schedule and completes all the appropriate transaction in the MM information system.
  • Assists, as needed, the house supervisor or the unit manager to locate and procure supplies and equipment non available at DCH from another Facility.
  • Applies the appropriate charge sticker to patient chargeable supplies  before delivering them to a unit other than a Point of Use System Station.
  • Works with the Supervisor and the Director to obtain CDM numbers for new chargeable items.
  • Monitors and rotates stock in assigned areas to prevent obsolescence and reduce spoilage.
  • Meets delivery vehicles at the loading dock and assists in unloading supplies and equipment.
  • Verifies quantity delivered against freight bill and acknowledges receipt by signing the bill of lading.
  • Inspects all goods delivered and reports immediately any visible damage to the driver and to the buyer. Writes the nature of the damage and the quantity of the goods affected on the bill of lading before signing it
  • Opens each box or package received to verify the integrity of the contents and that the quantity, unit of measure, description and order number match the quantity, unit of measure, description and order number on the packing slip.
  • Immediately reports to the Vendor any hidden damage.
  • Verifies that all back orders are correct.
  • Delivers inventory items to General Store and special orders items directly to the department indicated on the purchase order. Obtains a readable signature by the person receiving the merchandise on the delivery ticket and leaves a copy with the merchandise. Returns the goods to receiving or to the store if no one is available to sign.
  •  Receives and tags capital equipment and notifies BioMed (for all patient care equipment), Plant Maintenance (for equipment and/or furniture needing assembly) or Information Services (for all computer equipment) as appropriate.
  • Completes the Capital Equipment receiving form and forwards it to the capital equipment buyer.
  • Packages and ships equipment and/or supplies to be returned to the vendor for credit or repair. Maintains a log of all the shipments by date, listing purchase order number (if applicable), item description and Freight Company.
  • Performs supply counts in areas assigned as required and in the storeroom during the General Store physical inventory or whenever requested by the Supervisor
  • Maintains, if possible, a valid Texas driver’s license and insurance eligibility to be able to drive Company vehicles if needed in an emergency.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or the Director.

Education and/or Experience:

  •        One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination   of education and experience.  

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