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Supply Chain Technician I - Material Services

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Material Services is seeking a Supply Chain Technician I to perform and coordinate specialized work associated with the dispensing of medical-surgical supplies, patient care equipment and medical implants throughout the medical center/hospital through the use of electronic supply chain management systems under general supervision.  Provide liaison services between supply chain leadership, nurses, and health care professionals in acquiring the desired products or services according to the defined schedule.Duties to include: 

  • Provides customer service for the department and assists nurses and other healthcare professionals with a sense of urgency.  Performs value-added activities, which result in positive financial performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Reviews, monitors and orders medical-surgical supply inventory to maintain established par levels.  
  • Counts inventory, transmits orders to vendors, solves problems when there are shortages/outages, maintains the central medical-surgical supply area and provides delivery timelines.  Recommends operational and policy revisions to improve health care service costs and/or increase revenues.
  • Maintains a basic knowledge of electronic hospital-based supply chain management systems and how to efficiently access all basic functions.  Maintains the accuracy of medical-surgical supply inventory by properly accounting for all inventory transactions in the inventory software system.
  • Works as part of a team in order to ensure medical-surgical supplies are available where and when they are needed in order to provide excellence in patient care.
  • Ensures accurate patient billing by capturing all patient charges for medical-surgical supplies.  Ensures staff cross-reference items as appropriate.
  • Maintains knowledge of reporting system and ability to utilize reports and resolve all discrepancies.  Reports usage history data to management team and clinicians.
  • Places safety stock in proper location keeping storage and supply areas neat and organized.
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks throughout the medical center as assigned.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

The Material Services Division at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides a comprehensive selection of patient care supplies.


Our goals are to:

  • Provide reusable and disposable products that are safe for use from an operational and epidemiological basis
  • Provide quality products at minimal expense and maximum process efficiencies
  • Encourage centralization of material management functions and accessibility that exceed expectations of staff and patients
Our four areas are: Processed Stores, Mail Services, Uniform Shop, and Linen Services.

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 2nd Shift, 1500 – 2330, every other weekend and holiday

Location: Main Campus Hospital and Logistics Management Center in Coralville, IA


Pay Grade:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • One year of work related experience in supply management receiving, warehousing distribution setting
  • Any combination of such experience and/or post high school education that totals one year
  • Possession of appropriate driver’s license as required

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in supply chain management
  • Inventory control
  • Experience using PeopleSoft or other inventory management software
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants may upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on November 18th, 2019.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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