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Inventory Specialist

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Houston, Texas
Requisition ID 2021-202076 Employment Type PRN Department Central Services And Supplies Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 10:30 pm to 7:00 am Remote No Category Purchasing and Supply Chain

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


PRN Inventory Specialist duties include management of inventory as it relates to picking products, replenishing, and requisitioning within assigned areas of high value goods, such as Surgical Services, Cath Lab, EP and Imaging. Duties are not limited to the supply room, but extend to all areas of the hospital. Responsible for pulling products for cases as assigned. Monitors and assures inventory levels meet demand tracking usage & setting inventory levels for specific group of products, in support of PAR & Perpetual locations.

  • Restocks supplies daily and rotates inventory supporting accurate inventory levels, generating orders/requisitions as needed.
  • Distributes medical supplies and equipment to patient care areas.
  • Monitors par levels for specific products to assure that appropriate levels are established in order not to affect patient care.
  • Identifies excess inventory, returning stock and processing credits; notifies supervisor of outdates or slow moving inventory.
  • Participates in the put away and validation process of perpetual inventory items, and issues and credits materials from the inventory management point-of-use system.
  • Labels bins and handles requests to change pars; maintains clean and orderly stock locations.
  • Works in collaboration with reprocessing resources, leadership, and buyers to optimize usage of reprocessed products; acts as liaison between clinical staff and supply chain management for assigned high value areas, such as Surgical Services, Cath Lab, EP and Imaging.
  • Conducts annual inventory count to determine asset value and additional inventories as requested.
  • Manages consigned inventory and processes bill-only’s as appropriate.


Education and Licensure

  • High school graduate, GED or equivalent

Minimum Experience


  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience of inventory management or other relevant experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, summarizing analysis in reports with minimal supervision.
  • Stays on task and meets deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge of supply chain applications (e.g., Lawson).
  • Knowledge of automated ERP systems and processes.
  • Ability to process and present data clearly.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.


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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

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