Inventory Associate Assistant (Per Diem)

New Haven, CT
Dec 19, 2018


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under the direction of the Manager of the Specimen Processing and the Inventory Associate, the Inventory Associate Assistant is responsible for helping with the ordering and managing laboratory and clerical supplies and equipment used by all laboratory departments. This includes the inventory, ordering, receipt, stocking, return, delivery and processing of all materials. This individual must help maintain perpetual inventory records of supplies on hand, ordered and received. Assist with the monitoring expenses for items and coordinates a multitude of supply responsibilities to ensure that inventory room is fully stocked and that the highest quality customer service is provided.

  • 1. Procures and maintains inventory levels for all supplies in the Laboratory Medicine inventory room ensuring appropriate inventory levels recording to established par levels in order to properly supply all laboratory
  • 2. Appropriately communicates to all customers on product and policy issues and assumes responsibility for
    environment of care.
  • 3. Assumes responsibility for personal /professional growth and development. May train and development of
    other staff
  • 4. Assists in the formulation of strategies to improve budget performance and to ensure efficient and effective
    use of resources.
  • 5. Executes and coordinates the routine and emergency procurement and loaning of supplies and equipment as
    required or needed providing high quality customer service by efficiently processing requests keeping
    customer informed of progress or problems.
  • 6. Demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest possible quality of service to all customers including patients and their families, physicians, Laboratory Leadership and staff from other departments or areas .

    Other information:

    High School Diploma; some college coursework preferred.

    Medical/surgical supplies in a laboratory or a hospital capacity preferred. Experience in purchasing and procurement is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

    Demonstrated competency in operating handheld and desktop computer systems as needed for supply ordering, replenishment and project work.

    Must be able to prioritize tasks, identify issues and potential solutions and communicate effectively with laboratory leadership. Responsible for timely and accurate execution of inventory, order, receipt, stocking and management of laboratory supplies. Accountable for the availability of all laboratory supplies in sufficient quantity when and where needed. Manages PAR levels to ensure appropriateness of expenditures.

    Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Must be able to work effectively with Laboratory Coordinators, Managers, Physician offices, department staff and a multitude of vendors in processing special orders for products and managing supply inventories in the laboratory. Must have excellent organization skills, written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to function in a high stress environment. Must have excellent customer service skills.

    Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

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    Job Info

    Job: 1279

    Department: Specimen Processing
    Category: Admin Support
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00