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Supply Chain Technician

Kaiser Permanente Denver, CO
  • Expired: July 19, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Supply Chain Technicianfacilitates inventory management for the Surgical Services areas by; forecasting and managing inventory levels; restock, pick; distribute disposable and surgical medical supplies within Surgical Services core and unit suites; enable point of use interface to decrement inventory levels based on real time usage through scanning and maintenance of OR procedure cards to current standards.

Essential Responsibilities:
+ Inventory Management - Enable point of use system to decrement inventory levels based on real time usage documented on procedure cards. Utilize OL queries and excel reports to identify savings opportunities. Order and put away supplies rotating stock via FIFO inventory method. Fills requisitions for stock in storage areas. Conduct physical inventory or cycle counts as scheduled. Maintains optimal stocking levels in the OR and ASU suites. Inform staff of product conversions and substitutions. Label and organize storage areas. Review and submit inventory requisition for replenishment. Escalate and solve supply issues with Supply Chain partners involving clinicians as needed. Identify and edit entries for products without GS1 codes. Manage both POU asset inventory and expensed PAR inventory to optimal levels to improve turns, reduce expiration and overstock.
+ Cost Savings - Deliver against targeted savings goals in spend, cost-per-case, and inventory turnover. Perform inventory analysis to manage company assets at the appropriate level to meet the critical needs of Surgical Services in support of patient care.
+ Case Picking/Preparation - Pick supply material for cases in coordination with MSD/Operations. Monitor schedule and pick add-on cases. Partner with Surgical Services leads to assist and make recommendations for process improvements that will continue to support their changing needs by attending daily huddles and team meetings. Utilize forecasting tools (e.g. surgical schedule) to prepare for upcoming usage.
+ Procedure Card Maintenance - Reconcile and maintain Supply Lists within procedure cards in Health Connect to Ensure standardization and data integrity. Partner with Business Operations team on Optimization event activity. Execute product implementation, substitution, deletion and recall management within Procedure cards. Assure periodic Procedure Card clean-up management. Collaborate with Business Operations, Operations Techs, Nurses and Clinicians on all executed changes.
+ Follows all infection control precautions for PPE, packaging and storage requirements, workflow patterns, dress code, and sterility assurance. Dons protective equipment as required. Participates in all competency programs, attends meetings and trainings as required. Adheres to all policies and protocols in the use of Healthconnect and Onelink Systems. Ensure all products that have an expiration date of 30 days or less away are pulled from use, tracked, and disposition. Ensures sterile product integrity. Ensure proper documentation is maintained per SOX requirements.
+ Works well as a team member by contributing to a positive team atmosphere; balances team and individual responsibilities. Ability to be flexible as this role is implemented and refined; shows ability to problem solve in ambiguity.

Basic Qualifications:
+ Minimum two (2) years of inventory control experience.
+ Minimum one (1) year of materials management experience.
+ Minimum one (1) year of customer service experience.
+ Minimum six (6) months of experience managing supplies in a perioperative environment (Ambulatory Surgery Unit or Operating Room).
+ Minimum six (6) months of experience operating a Supply Chain inventory management system.
+ High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
+ N/A

Additional Requirements:
+ Demonstrated Proficiency with use of Inventory Management, communication, and analytical applications (e.g. Excel, Healthconnect, Onelink).
+ Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities in a busy environment with frequent interruptions/time demands yet complete assignments on-time.
+ Effective time management skills required.
+ Effective problem-solving skills; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions.
+ Demonstrated written Communication skills; Writes clearly and informatively, read and interprets, written information.
+ Demonstrated face to face communication; Listens and gets clarification to insure instructions and requests are fully understood by all parties.
+ Minimum of 70% (intermediate) proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
+ Typing test, minimum 45 words per minute w/ 5% or less error rate.
+ Must be able to work in a labor management partnership.

Preferred Qualifications:
+ Minimum one (1) year of supply management experience in a hospital or ambulatory care setting.
+ Minimum two (2) years of Purchasing/materials management/Sterile Processing/Scrub tech experience.
+ Associates degree or higher degree preferred.
+ Medical Terminology fluency.
+ Proficiency with data analysis and interpretation with Xcel.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Supply Chain Technician
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Kaiser Permanente


Denver, CO
80238 USA