Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Our department is designed to enable physicians and clinicians to enhance quality outcomes and patient safety. Supply chain is comprised of almost 300 employees who strive to ensure efficient and successful patient care. Our services range from case cart operations, purchasing, materials management, systems support, and many others. Our goal is to provide the best possible service to our customers
JOB SUMMARY: Directly responsible for performing tasks associated with the dispensing of medical-surgical supplies, patient care equipment and medical implants. Ensures appropriate supplies are purchased, received, inventory levels are maintained, and patient charges are captured. The Supply Technician is also responsible for conducting physical inventories of all supply areas according to the defined schedule
The Clinical Supply Specialist is responsible for day to day material and inventory related operations in all OR areas and Central Supply to include but not limited to:
Inventory and cycling counting surgical material
Receiving and stocking of material to support surgical operations
Placing orders to support surgical operations
Assisting clinical staff in obtaining material to support surgical operations.
Preparing case carts for transport to the OR for procedures
Participate in annual inventory related functions
Stocking and inventory experience
Monday - Friday 8:00pm - 6:30am off on Wednesday
Provide materials requested for patient medical care.
Process requests generated from clinicians for supplies and equipment.
Deliver supply requests in an accurate and timely manner.
React appropriately to stock outs, critical levels and all emergency supply situations.
Assemble case carts according to surgical preference cards.
Drive VUMC equipment (such as truck or tow motor) as needed following all safety guidelines.
Deliver case carts, supplies, and instruments to requested destinations as needed.
Receive all medical-surgical supplies and equipment.
Utilize the appropriate materials management systems to receive supplies and update on hand inventory.
File receiving documentation according to policy.
Follow policy and procedure for receipt of all implants to include bone and tissue.
Ensure appropriate on hand inventory levels are maintained.
Conduct inventory counts according to schedule.
Generate orders based on usage and determined par levels.
Maintain work environment in a safe, clean, orderly manner.
Ensure all locations have appropriate barcodes and locators assigned.
Ensure stock is replenished to assigned location.
Rotate stock and check for expired product.
Follow all safety procedures in handing supplies and equipment.
Maintain appropriate supply chain records and documentation.
Directly responsible for capturing patient charges for all medical-surgical supplies.
Cross reference supplies between departments as appropriate.
Follow procedures to track supplies borrowed or loaned to surrounding hospitals.
Process all returns according to policy.
Serves as a preceptor for new employees.
Teaches proper methods of assembling surgery carts according to departmental standards.
Teaches proper methods of maintaining inventory according to departmental standards.
Provides a positive role model in time, attendance and performance.
Finish Case Carts
Complete the case cart by adding all appropriate supplies per the DPC.
Seal the cart and stage the cart in the finished area.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.