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Spectrum Health
August 31, 2021
5201 Haverford Ave Philadelphia, Pa, Pa
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Spectrum Health,  a world-class community health center that proudly cares, values, and serves its community  is in search of  a dynamic  Inventory Specialist who cares about, values, and is dedicated to world-class healthcare service delivery.  If this is you, come work your life's passion at Spectrum and earn your living where your heart is!

Nationally recognized as a Level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest designation for health centers, Spectrum Community Health Center provides the highest level of care improving the health conditions and advancing health equity within our communities through the delivery of  quality primary care, specialty, and social services.

We are the leading provider of world-class healthcare in our communities providing quality, safe, and effective care in an efficient, equitable, and timely fashion. We serve as a model of success for the other Federally Quality Health Center.

Spectrum employees make a different each and every day, each and every time, and in each and every encounter,  A Spectrum encounter will touch a soul and heal a heart. Today at Spectrum, someone will deliver hopeful news; someone will provide comfort, reassurance, and assistance.    At Spectrum someone will smile, welcome, and be happy to see you.

Position Description:

The Inventory Specialist will perform inventory control activities.  You will maintain accurate records of incoming and outgoing products and supplies. Through digital and manual counting you will identify discrepancies with inventory reports and provide report to the Inventory Manager for review.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to use a computer--data entry systems and applications.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds and have the ability to stand and bend for long periods of time in community health care environment.
  • Experience with budget management is also key.

Essential functions for the position include:

  • Track inventory maintenance through Athena Flex Scan, McKesson, and other inventory management systems as appropriate
  • Control flows of equipment and supplies
  • Report to management and advising on process improvements
  • Maintain loss mitigation processes and protocols
  • Store and keep accurate inventory of vaccines, medication, supplies, and other inventory as needed
  • Assist with updating inventory processes as needed
  • Compile inventory reports as needed
  • Address any problems, obstacles, or challenges within timely manner
  • Forecast future inventory requirements
  • Examine incoming shipments to verify receipt of the correct types and quantity of materials and supplies
  • Unpack and inspect incoming shipments for damage/shortage
  • Interact with data control system to identify classification of items (stock/non-stock)
  • Accurately processes items according to standard operating procedures
  • Store items at designated locations accurately
  • Maintain records of material and supplies and related materials management activities, as required
  • Pick and stage items for shipment to vendors
  • Coordinate with Facilities team to ensure inventory to properly received/dispersed between all sites as needed
  • Dispose of obsolete inventory as needed
  • Providing weekly and monthly audits of physical inventory as it relates to the verification of internal reporting measures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • Customer service experience; ideally within a healthcare setting
  • Education: Accredited high school diploma
  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical functions
  • Computer skills and average typing speed
  • Warm and friendly demeanor
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Advanced understanding of medical terminology and administration processes
  • Proficient in information management programs and MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
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