Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Under direction of the Cast Tech Supervisor, this position assists with purchasing and inventory of supplies and maintenance of the inventory control database. The position also assists in the DME Retail Store as needed.

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Process purchase orders.
  • Monitor and follow-up on back orders.
  • Maintain purchasing records.
  • Use inventory control operating systems and report tools to assist with supply flow and compile records concerned with quantity, cost, and type of supplies received.
  • Requisitions needed supplies; verifies receipt.
  • Prepares inventory records and reports and investigates discrepancies.
  • Deliver and/or move stock, or other materials.
  • Unpack orders, check accuracy of shipments, and put away stock.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining procedures.
  • Assists with and makes recommendations to control costs and reduce waste.
  • Assist in the DME Retail Store as needed with supplies and coverage.
  • Work closely with other departments to fulfill their supply needs.
  • Adhere to company policies as described in employment handbook and company work rules.
  • Participate in continuing education.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient account information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines and NMOA policy.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and exhibit safe work practices at all times.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

  • Ability to understand, read, write and speak English; bi-lingual preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret medical information, technical procedures and/or general business information.
  • Ability to effectively present information, respond to questions and professionally interact with physicians, managers, employees, patients, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Exhibit understanding of healthcare regulatory and compliance policy (e.g., HIPAA).
  • Knowledge of New Mexico Orthopaedics policies and procedures.
  • Requires ability to identify and implement opportunities to improve performance of the department.
  • Proficient computer skills (including, but not limited to spreadsheets, word documents, Internet and email) required.
  • High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule between the hours including some nights and weekends.
  • Knowledge of all types of current forms of immobilization.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize assignments and ensure task completion.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must have initiative and work well in a team environment.
  • Professional demeanor & appearance required.
  • Ability to work under pressure with stringent timelines and complete job-related tasks in a timely manner

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or GED, Associates degree preferred. One-year experience in material management (i.e. inventory, stocking, purchasing) or working in a clinical setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS:

None required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Activities include holding, carrying, pushing, transferring, and pulling of objects and people, safely. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to safely lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds. Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Requires vision correctable to 20/20 and hearing in the normal range for face-to-face and telephone contacts. Work may be under stressful conditions at times.

Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled clinic environment. Fast-paced medical office environment involving contact and interaction with patients, physicians, and other clinical and clerical personnel. Conditions common to a clinic environment include but are not limited to communicable disease, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and toxic substances.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.