Inventory Specialist - Full Time - Day

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Job ID: 57049
Area of Interest: Service
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F, 6a-230p, Weekends & Holidays
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

Under direct supervision of the assigned supply manager, assists with the management of inventoried assets.  This function entails both the physical handling of the items and the utilization of automated systems employed for the maintenance of corporate assets. Works in all areas of supply distribution including but not limited to general operating room case cart building, customer service, receipt verification, put-away, data entry, replenishment, and par level review. Oversees the daily activity related to Asset Inventories in conjunction with management ensuring the efficiency and maintaining an accurate inventory value and count at all times. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

1. Ensures an adequate inventory of managed assets as necessary to meet customer needs. Performs physical assessment of replenishment requirements, calculates and prepares order for re-supply.
2. Utilizes automated and/or other communication systems to communicate replenishment requirements to suppliers. Monitors systems as necessary to ensure accurate and timely receipt of order by selected supplier. Promptly notifies Manager or Supervisor of any problem relative to required replenishment order.
3. Participate in the following activities, using working knowledge of products and automated systems:
A. Routinely reviews on-hand balances to adjust PAR level or reorder quantities based on utilization patterns and reports findings to Supervisor.
B. Prepares/completes reports as required to communicate and address asset shortages.
C. Participates in cyclical, quarterly or annual physical inventory counts and assists with the entry of data into automated systems.
4. Assists in maintaining order and cleanness in all managed asset locations by participating in the development/adjustment and cleaning of rack units, re-allocation of space, rotation of stock, and the redesign of storage shelves or bins.
5. Assists with the physical receipts of assets into the storage locations and ensures proper placement into assigned space.
6. Checks asset locations for outdated or recalled material and removes from shelves. Coordinates removal with Manager/Supervisor to ensure proper accounting and crediting of removed assets.
7. Access medication rooms containing secure medication cabinets for the purposes of inventory and stocking supplies.
8. Dispenses assets from storage to authorized end-users. Performs actions as required to minimize unauthorized dispensing or loss.
9. Maintains departmental records. Ensures all back-up data is accumulated for future use. Records, updates, and places in file/log, all information relative to the ordering activities.
10. Responds to telephone requests and provides assistance to user departments related to available stock or projected delivery dates.
11. Develops open communications with customers and provides resources to convey stock outages, backorders and special requests. Communicates with Manager/Supervisor all issues related to asset availability, problems with vendors, and in general, all major activities.
12. Reviews asset ordering documents and supplier invoices. Works to match to eliminate discrepancies. Assists Accounts Payable and supplier in the resolution of invoice problems. Enters corrected data into automated systems as appropriate and as directed by Manager/Supervisor.
13. Prepares slips and other financial documents as necessary to account for asset issues and facilitate institutional financial reimbursement.
14. Ensures Nursing supply locations are neat, clean and professional in appearance. Communicates infractions with Manager/Supervisor.
15. Facilitates the transport and storage of sterile supplies, intravenous and irrigation fluids within the perioperative environment.
16. Train new staff to the inventory specialist role and ensure expectations are clear and understood by new employee. Communicate progress to department lead specialist, supervisor and manager.



What You Need to Be Successful:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  2. One year of work experience performing medical order entry and/or exposure to medical products preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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