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Inventory Coordinator Full Time (Days) at Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F Rotating weekends/Holidays


Job Summary

09/2019
JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Inventory Coordinator position is responsible for replenishment, monitoring, and analysis of perioperative and non-perioperative asset inventories. This position ensures supply of these inventories balance against demand needs of our clinical and ancillary partners. The Inventory Coordinator position monitors inventory transactions and key performance indicators to ensure inventory accuracy, limit expirations, and mitigate supply interruptions, while also partnering with clinicians to trial and evaluate new supplies, equipment and technology. Additionally, this position handles supply non-conformities by responding to product recalls, facilitating supply and communication flow with vendors, corporate supply chain partners and clinical customers. The Inventory Coordinator position requires a thorough knowledge of inventory management systems, policies, procedures and practices related to medical supply inventory management and provides a high level of critical thinking and problem solving to find alternatives to complex and diverse problems.

PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.


HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
oProvide 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.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%
1.Establishes and maintains formal and informal communication with partners, clinicians and department leadership to identify needs and constraints of specific areas to ensure product availability. Facilitates communication on product sourcing for substitutions, backorders and ordering processes. (EF)
2.Develops, trains and mentors team members to build competency of skills, knowledge and abilities to achieve a high level of department service. (EF)
3.Leads and initiates problem resolution within the work unit. Facilitates teamwork by coordinating department needs and responding positively to requests for assistance. Role-models skills, through peer-to-peer accountability, to contribute towards improving department efficiencies and customer satisfaction. (EF)

SERVICE - 20%
1.Responsible for the replenishment activities of perpetual and periodic average replenishment inventories to ensure inventory levels are maintained to meet customer demand while mitigating stock-outs and expirations. (EF)
2.Primary accountability for electronic inventory management system performance including calibration and management of sensing systems, validation of date integrity for supply & location databases and transaction management, reporting & auditing. (EF)
3.Facilitates vendor communication and activities with internal customers and stakeholders to ensure vendors are conducting business within the set guidelines of Houston Methodist related to product in-services, consignment management and provision of clinical support. (EF)
4.Collaborates with corporate buyers, value analysts, and item master file teams to ensure the master file data integrity, as well as a products lifecycle i.e. from new product review, incorporation in the inventory, ongoing use and evaluation. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
1.Collects relevant data, compiles information for management decisions and ensures the successful execution of department services using appropriate resources. Reconciles data to determine if department improvements are achieved. (EF)
2.Forecasts, plans and executes replenishment orders and deliveries to ensure supplies and equipment are available for patient needs prior to, during and post-supply interruption events, such as natural disasters, holidays, and backorder events. (EF)
3.Coordinates the completion of actions required to respond to notices of recall for assigned inventories. (EF)

FINANCE - 20%
1.Establishes and monitors processes for control of perpetual and periodic inventory transactions to ensure the supervised inventories are accurate to the physical products on hand and supplies are readily available for clinical use. Inventory variances will be maintained within appropriate thresholds as outlined by Houston Methodist department policies and guidelines. (EF)
2.Uses critical thinking skills to manage accounts and inventory, leaving no excess capacity of product, to limit product expiration and mitigate expenses. (EF)
3.Maintains and reports key financial and/or operational metrics processes as directed by management. Utilizes efficient and cost-effective work practices with department resources and supplies. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
1.Supports hospital and department goals and offers innovative solutions through participation in department projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current practices. Assumes responsibility for self-growth and development by participating in in-services programs and continuing education. (EF)
2.Works with management to identify, and take action on, opportunities for product substitution, cost reduction, product trends and comparison with other units and operational performance improvement initiative. (EF)

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
oHigh School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
oAssociates Degree preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
oFive years of general Supply Chain experience or two years of experience in inventory, data management and analysis execution.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
oNone

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
oSufficient 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.
oAbility 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.
oExhibits strong interpersonal teamwork and leadership skills with all levels across the organization and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers.
oAdapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including but not limited to organizing workflows and actively participating in problem solving.
oProficient computer skills including, but not limited to, knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including intermediate knowledge of Excel to perform moderate to complex analyses of inventory data, product data, project costs and manage product replacement/transition.
oDemonstrates expert knowledge of products to address customer needs.
SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No
Uniform No
ScrubsYes
Business professionalNo
Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________



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.

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston. The 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2016. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.