Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree and two years relevant experience (preferably in a healthcare setting) or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus excellent written/oral communication, analytical and computer skills required. Purchasing and/or materials management experience, familiarity with Windows 2007, Excel and Access preferred. Experience in Lawson Materials Management software desirable.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Under direction of Purchase Associate, responsible for order placement of products, non-capital equipment and repairs for Perioperative departments. Work closely with clinical staff and Purchase Associate in determining departmental needs and objectives in regard to materials acquisition. Places and tracks orders, maintains and replenishes surgical inventory through manual/visual and database tracking; work closely with vendors and surgical teams to ensure par levels, continuous product flow and substitutions in the event of unavailability. Functions as a liaison between clinical staff and vendors to obtain product information and pricing. Maintains accurate records; provides database management: reconciles transactions or discrepancies with Hospital Purchasing and Accounts Payable. Assist with Value Analysis Programs, QI initiatives and special projects.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.