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Perioperative Inventory Specialist

Req #: 26286
Facility: Asante - Medford
Location: Medford, OR
Department: Materials Management (4000-80201)
Category: Purchasing/Warehouse
Schedule: Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday / 7:00am to 3:30pm
Target Salary Range: $19.40 - $24.26
Union Position: No

Perioperative Inventory Specialist Position Overview

Under general supervision, the Perioperative Inventory Specialist coordinates with assigned department to maintain the supply levels, ensure needed supplies are readily available, and to manage costs of operations. The Perioperative Inventory Specialist also participates in researching, interviewing and negotiating with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications; compiles information to request supplies, materials, and equipment and completes requisitions; works closely with physicians, clinical staff, distribution and purchasing to standardize and improve the products as appropriate; and assists in the analysis of materials utilization costs and annual budgeting process. Duties may also include evaluating vendors and authorizing requests within organizational policy; and tracking orders and maintaining ordering records and systems.

As a Perioperative Inventory Specialist at Asante, you will have the opportunity to:

Maintain records of supplies for various types of materials, supplies and equipment

Work directly with purchasing to collect information on pricing and specifications

Participate in negotiations with suppliers regarding delivery requirements, pricing, and specifications

Monitor and evaluate supply levels and ensure that department needs regarding supply levels are met and coordinate with internal and external staff related to supply needs

Work directly with staff and managers to research and respond to questions, concerns and requests regarding supplies

Assist with budgeting and financial analysis of material and supply costs

Manage vendor agreements and product requests

Investigate budgetary variances utilizing usage and case data be able to explain budgetary variances within area of responsibility



Some college or specialized education providing knowledge of business practices, the healthcare environment, medical terminology or related subjects is required

Associates degree in health or business related field, preferred


A minimum of 2 years of experience in surgical/perioperative services, cath lab materials management, or sterile processing area which provides knowledge of supplies and equipment utilized within the surgical services function is required

Previous purchasing experience, preferred

Intermediate level experience with Microsoft office applications such as Excel or Word, preferred

Materials Management system experience, preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

Inventory Management skills

Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize requests and competing demands

Excellent mathematics skills

Ability to work with variety of staff and peers

Good customer service skills

Ability to handle multiple tasks and regular interruptions

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Good computer skills

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive starting wage

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness

Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution

Generous Earned Time Off

Tuition reimbursement after one year of service

About Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.

At Asante we are defined by our values traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork

Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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