Stanford Health Care Inventory Control Coordinator in Palo Alto, California
Inventory Control Coordinator
Supply Distribution Svc-Labor
Performs and coordinates a variety of inventory-related functions; maintains an accurate, efficient, and data driven supply location; pulls and analyzes inventory data from Lawson to make decisions for par levels, item placement, and stock room removals; trains staff for basic inventory management and system usage in helping to create a culture of best practices.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.
·Maintain and update Lawson inventory data on a regular basis & ensure accuracy of same at all times
·Use Lawson to extract and analyze inventory data to help with efficient and effective inventory management and root cause analysis
·Prepare standard work for all system processes based around inventory management or location usage
·Train frontline staff on handheld use and Lawson use in regards to their level of access and job code(s)
·Review demand patterns, days of inventory on hand (DIOH) and inventory turns to establish optimum par levels for asset & expense supply locations
·Assist with the creation of new par location set up to ensure accuracy to Lawson system.
·Implement improvement processes and systems to reduce inventory and minimize cost across all supply locations
·Develop reports based around inventory par location utilization and metrics to report on daily, weekly, & monthly
·Monitor all inventory issues and ensures effective resolution
·Prepare and audit all daily cycle count processes and prepare reports for root cause analysis in regards to gaps
·Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with SHC safety and infection prevention policies, procedures, and guidelines for self, patients, visitors and employees.
·Maintains all work and break areas in a neat, clean and organized condition.
·Maintains professional and self-development by participation in educational opportunities that are available internally and externally.
·Processes all paperwork pertinent to applicable duties.
·Responds with patient and non-patient emergencies according to SUMC policies and procedures and job requirements.
·Performs related and incidental duties as needed or required.
Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
· Education : High school diploma or GED Equivalent
· Experience : Three (3) years of inventory control experience
· License/Certification: Positions involving driving company vehicles require a CDL.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
·Knowledge of inventory control/management practices, techniques, and systems.
·Skill in performing proficient data entry and computer skills for entering, accessing, utilizing and maintaining related information in a variety of software applications.
·Ability to accept of patient, families, visitors and co-workers regardless of race, gender, disease process, life-style, religious or cultural beliefs or treatment
·Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer focused work environment
·Ability to maintain a professional work environment; keeps work area clean and organized
·Ability to learn new problem solving techniques and apply them in a real world environment
·Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·Ability and demonstrated willingness to learn, improve and adapt
·Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
·Ability to maintain professional behavior and appearance
·Ability to work efficiently, effectively, under the pressure of tight deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy, and quality.
·Ability to promote a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork
·Ability to state the hospital and departmental mission statements and understand how they participate and contribute to them