University of Utah Health Care

  • Medical Storekeeper - Entry Level Inventory Specialist

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for participating in and overseeing the ordering, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and shipping of equipment, materials and supplies for various departments.

    This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.


    • Orders, receives and oversees material, equipment, stock and supplies for the organization.
    • Uses the department's computer system to maintain verification of all transactions. Maintains a record of stock received and issued to departments. May compile orders for purchasing and verify the receipt of orders with Accounts Payable.
    • Researches cost, quality and availability of goods, selects the appropriate goods and vendors, and then makes purchases that comply with the department's budgetary guidelines. May monitor the storeroom budget.
    • Inspects and verifies that received stock meets specifications and that orders are complete. Resolves order problems with vendors and departments, as necessary.
    • Stores articles by style, size, material, etc. according to departmental procedures. Rotates supplies to ensure that items do not expire before use.
    • Delivers goods to the appropriate areas on a routine or STAT basis. May oversee the delivery or distribution of goods by filling requisitions and comparing nomenclature, stock numbers, etc. May handle the packaging and shipping of packages.
    • Repairs and maintains storeroom equipment and appropriately responds to product recall notices.
    • Maintains a clean, sanitary and orderly storeroom. May make decisions regarding the physical layout of the storeroom.
    • Performs inventory of stock room supplies on a weekly and semi-annual basis. May supervise inventory maintenance and determine redistribution actions for stored goods when necessary. May document storeroom operations for billing and inventory control.
    • Performs various clerical duties such as data entry of requisitions and receipts and answering phones. Answers staff questions regarding storeroom activities, as required, to ensure that quality service is delivered. Assists staff in evaluating new products and suggests product substitutions when necessary.
    • May order maintenance and parts for trouble reports received from various departments.
    • May be required to evaluate supply needs turnover rates, cost, perish-ability, hazardous nature of goods and storage limitations. May consult with departments in planning the range and quality of materials to be stocked.
    • Performs other duties, as assigned.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of standard warehousing rules and techniques.
    • Demonstrated computer literacy.
    • Demonstrated mathematical skills.




    • One year of shipping and receiving or stock room experience, or the equivalency.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Valid, current Utah driver's license with proof of insurability.
    • Current food handler's permit.
    • Completion of a medical terminology course within one year of employment.
    • Previous storeroom supervision and employee leadership experience.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking


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