University of Utah Health Care

Materials Operations Support - 20hrs/wk

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Employment Type
Work Schedule
Location Name
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Patient Care?
Supply Chain


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. The incumbent is responsible for inventorying and restocking materials and patient care supplies including clean linen, crash cart equipment and intubation boxes. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for cleaning patient use equipment and ensuring that safety inspections, preventive maintenance and calibrations are completed prior to scheduled expiration dates. This position is not responsible for providing care for patients.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Orders, receives and oversees the ordering and receipt of materials, 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains a clean, sanitary and orderly storeroom. May make decisions regarding the physical layout of the storeroom.
  • 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.
  • Documents patient charges for equipment use and specialty cart supplies.
  • Cleans and sanitizes patient use equipment using industry standard cleaning products and techniques.
  • Maintains acceptable scores for ATP surface testing for infection control.
  • Ensures that safety inspections, preventive maintenance and calibrations on equipment are completed prior to scheduled expiration dates.
  • Delivers clean linen to various hospital and clinic locations following a predetermined par level. May assist in the counting, sorting and folding of linen.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated understanding of equipment processing sanitation techniques.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard warehousing.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, mathematical and problem solving skills.




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

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • 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 intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects which may at times weigh in excess of 400 pounds.  The incumbent may face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood and blood products, chemotherapy solutions and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.

Physical Requirements

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


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