Inventory Specialist - Lifespan

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 09/04/2019 Industry: Distribution/Warehouse Job Number: 1827

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future is recruiting candidates for Lifespan.  Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future at the end of this job description. 

JOB TITLE: Inventory Specialist           
LOCATION: Providence, RI
HOURS:  FT/PT (1st Shift)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assuring supplies are available to support patients in surgery.
  • Utilizes computerized surgical inventory system to lace purchase orders according to established procedures.
  • Maintains inventory par levels based on usage and JIT guidelines.
  • Reports supply shortages and urgent order status
  • Identifies and quantifies variables which impact par levels for specific department.
  • Recommends changes to par levels and implements with department approval. Orders in-house storeroom supplies through computerized ESI system.
  • Orders through Lifespan Purchasing approved inventory; expedites orders; receives stock and maintains inventory par levels.
  • Verifies stock inventories and generates storeroom requisitions for all stock items.
  • Performs periodic inventories of non-stock surgical and related items. Requests repairs of surgical instruments through Purchasing Department.
  • Performs specialty inventory duties at the request of supervisor. Participates in annual inventory of all departments.
  • Communicates with outside Vendors department clinical staff surgeons and other personnel regarding surgical products.
  • Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.

Successful candidates will have:
  • Equivalent to an Associate Degree. Equivalency will be based on OR Sterile Processing Department or Materials Management work experience.
  • Experience in ordering and receiving inventory from warehouse situations required.
  • Two years’ experience in material management or the operating room.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology aseptic techniques operating room environment microbiology inventory control medical/surgical devices and equipment; mathematical skills and analytical ability. 
  • Knowledge of case cart system preferred.
  • Sits stands and walks intermittently throughout the day. May be required to life up to 30 pounds.

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future website at  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and Lifespan will make the final hiring decisions. 
Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.
Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.


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