Enable excellent supply services to our clinical partners – ensuring the Right Product, Right Quantity, Right Place and Right Time – by proactively managing the supply chain flow of assigned OR product categories and information from procurement through distribution.
Manages supply chain instrument flows from procurement through distribution, to support clinical requirements.
Responsible and accountable for ensuring that all OR supply chain functions, at all OR sites, meet the needs of the physicians and nurses.
Arrange for shipment and repair of broken equipment and instrumentation, arrange for loaners if necessary during repair process if requested.
Ensure that instruments are ordered, received and maintained on a timely basis, as initially defined by the service leads and later refined by item usage analysis.
Arrange for receipt and return of all loaner instrument/ implant sets and OR equipment as requested by surgeons, notify SPM staff for tagging of said sets and instrument room for processing of all incoming loaners.
Interface as necessary, with the RCAT Maintenance Analyst to ensure that all RCAT maintenance items: prices, Vendor IDs, contract numbers etc. are current.
Interface with supplier representatives on such matters as consignment levels, invoice accuracy, and instrument returns. Ensure that all issues are addressed on a timely basis.
Analyze all items to ensure effective 5S and right sizing principles with Service Leads
Identify and lead the investigation of potential supply expense savings opportunities.
Keep apprised of daily changes in the Operating Room schedule to capture any urgent loaner instrumentation requests.
Interface with Nurse Managers, Contracts and Procurement and Value Analysis team to obtain approvals for procurement of new product or equipment. Obtain written quotes and sole source documents as requested.
Develop and maintain service specific training materials, including critical items and substitutes with Service Leads
Work with various preferred vendors to procure inventory carts, bins and other accessories, as required
Verify and reconcile all invoice discrepancies sent from finance
Work with the Service Leads on service specific product alerts and recalls
Day and/or evening shift may be required
Others duties as assigned
Experience with medical products, OR surgeries and clinical practices
Bachelor Degree or equivalent Supply Chain Experience and/or training
5S, Lean or Purchasing/Inventory training and or experience
Basic understanding of material flow and information analysis
Experience with inputting data into a spreadsheet and relational database program
Experience with problem solving, resolution and root cause analysis
Experience with cycle counting process
Commitment and Proactive to details and follow-up
Process and Results focused with an understanding of lean and basic supply chain functions, data and material flows through the Operating Rooms.
Experience with OR Personnel and practices.
Experience with supply chain, purchasing and inventory control as a main job function
Experience with excel, flowcharting, value stream mapping and a basic understanding of statistics and forecasting techniques
Supervision Exercised: None
Supervision Received: Supply Chain Manager and Service Team manager
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