Supply Technician I
Job Ref # 33244
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Location: Houston, TX
Category: Professional
Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

A Houston Methodist Supply Chain Tech I will perform physical and inventory-related tasks in Supply Chain Logistics involving receiving, storage, delivery and replenishment of supplies and equipment used throughout the hospital campus or central distribution center to promote a clinically-integrated Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Technician follows established departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and safety standards. This position is responsible for checking expiration dates, stock rotation, removal of excess inventory, delivering supplies to nursing units, cleaning and delivering clinical equipment.This role will promote teamwork and collaboration with co-workers, customers and leadership to problem-solve and promote innovative solutions to provide excellent service for our clinical partners and patients. 

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Select the applicable age group(s) of primary customers/patients served by this position.

Not applicable
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Preschooler (3-6 years)
School Age (6-12 years)
Adolescence (12-18 years)
Young Adult (19-40 Years)
Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
Mature Adult (65 years and older)


HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 


II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PEOPLE - 25%
1. Provide outstanding customer service to unit and department staff. 

SERVICE  35%
1. Count par level areas according schedule and promptly stock supplies in assigned unit or department, including cleaning and delivering clinical equipment. (Central Services)
2. Receive deliver and stock supplies according to schedule and within established guidelines. (Receiving)
3. Resond to and handle emergency supply requests within established guidelines set forth by management.

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1. Review and maintain all minimum/maximum inventory levels according to the schedule daily and place orders appropriately.
2. Ensure items have the appropriate barcodes, rotate stock to ensure no items are out of date.

FINANCE -10%
1. Ensures all supply chain transactions (inventory transactions) are done accurately and within the established guidelines set forth by management.

GROWTH/INNOVATION  5%
1. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality or service.
2. Assists with special projects and initiatives


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of home school equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1-2 years of previous experience in healthcare materials management preferred.
Knowledge of proper PPE requirements helpful.
Valid driver's licenses may be required for certain roles.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

N/A

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must have the ability to work independently or within a team and think critically to problem solve.
Must have knowledge of Windows-based computer programs and the capacity for learning specialized software programs. PeopleSoft, ParEx, Delivery Tracking System experience helpful
Must be able to understand directions, communicate and respond to inquiries.
Must have effective interpersonal, oral and/or written communication skills.   
Must maintain a good driving record to operate company vehicles as required by applicable business unit.
Must be able to frequently, occasionally with assistance, move, lift or carry very heavy materials and equipment.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, stretch, push and pull repetitively.
Must be able to move about hospital, department and between work stations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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