University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
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Posted on March 4, 2020
Req #: 177565
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Job Location Detail: UWMC Medical Stores 
Posting Date: 03/03/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,832 to $3,746 per month  
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.  UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.   

The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

UW Medicine Supply Chain Management's objective is to ensure our patient care experience is enhanced by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized supply chain management expertise. 

UW Medicine Supply Chain Management has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNICIAN 1 (Day Shifts- 5am to 1:30pm). The Supply Chain Technician 1 (SCT 1) reports to the local Supply Chain Materials & Logistics Supervisor/Manager with additional oversight from the local Assistant Director/Site Lead at UW Medical Center Medical Stores.

The SCT 1 receives, warehouses, couriers, puts away, requisitions, picks, distributes, and/or delivers general, medical, and surgical supplies and equipment throughout various healthcare settings. Although use of material handling and transportation equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand dollies, vans, and cargo trucks is typical for this work, driving a truck that requires a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is not required.

Primary duties include:
  • Put away supplies into clean rooms, carts, and other supply locations utilizing proper rotation.
  • Scan inventory labels to generate replenishment orders for both stock and non-stock items.
  • Pick supplies from storage locations for distribution and placement into Case Carts, and restocking Exchange Carts such as Code (Crash) Carts and Procedural Carts.
  • Check various supply locations for product expiration dates and removal according to policy.
  • Perform basic disinfection, storage, and distribution of minor equipment.
  • Distribute oxygen tanks.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Deliver supplies and packages to various nursing units, clinics, and other locations utilizing appropriate signature technologies.
  • Answer phone calls and emails and respond to customer service requests.
  • Perform issues and credits in the Materials Management Information System (MMIS), ensuring the cost of the items are allocated appropriately.
  • Assist with cycle counts and physical inventories.
  • Utilize various computer technologies such as handhelds, package scanners, and software programs.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Assist with training Supply Chain staff.
  • Perform related duties as required.

  • The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes the UW Medicine Mission, Core Values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he/she serves as a role model for the Core Values and Mission of the organization. The incumbent actively demonstrates the UW Medicine Service Culture Guidelines and adheres to all department and organization policies and procedures. REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or equivalent.  

  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Associate’s Degree or higher.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency in utilizing the MMIS.
  • Knowledge of general office equipment such a fax machines, copy machines, and printers.
  • Ability to work in a busy, high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders to include coworkers, management, and clinical partners.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both written and verbal, including active listening.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service and problem-solving.

  • Typing, use of computers, computer software, and the ability to learn software applications necessary in the performance of typical work.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance, climbing stairs, kneeling, reaching (overhead/extension), sitting, stooping (bend at waist), and twisting (knees/waist/neck).
  • Continuously grasping/handling, lifting, standing, and walking.

  • NOTES:

    The schedule for this position is 5am-1:30pm Monday - Friday with occasional weekends and holidays.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or