The University of Kansas Health System

  • Supply Chain Tech

    Department Supply Chain Technician
    Shift Days - Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Position Location
    Great Bend Campus
    Great Bend
    Professional: Non-Clinical
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for maintaining the supply inventory in a cost saving and timely manner. Determines and maintains appropriate inventory levels of materials required to meet the requirements of the Facility patient census and surgical and procedural schedules.


    Core/Major Duties:

    • Source vendors and products to locate specialized equipment, supplies and services as requested by the medical staff and approved by the Board of Managers.
    • Coordinate the placement of purchase orders in a timely manner when requisitioned by various departments.
    • Proactively review schedules and patient census to foresee any unusual high or low demand of supplies and orders accordingly.
    • Maintains, utilizes and adheres to Group purchasing Organization (GPO) agreements and ensures accurate GPO pricing though use of web-based GPO Member Information System.
    • Reviews files and records regarding orders and back orders at specific intervals to ensure timely delivery and to determine delays; making product end users aware of same.
    • Supervises receiving area to maintain security and ensure that supplies have been reviewed, delivered, and recorded according to Facility Policy and Procedure.
    • Verifies that packing slips and purchase orders have been reconciled according to policy and addresses any discrepancies with the vendor in a timely fashion.
    • Responsible for maintaining proper levels of inventory and for timely supply distribution to all designated areas.
    • Monitors and compares supply prices.
    • Coordinates repairs and orders parts for broken Medical equipment as necessary.
    • Properly dispose of all outdated supplies.  In addition, monitors expiration dates on inventory items to ensure that either the item is used or is traded in for newer supplies to minimize spoilage of supplies.

    HIPAA:  This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position based on the following criteria:

    Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
    Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
    None – no approved access


    Description of InformationLevel 
    Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, ReligionNone 
    Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
    Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
    Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format):  Rev Codes, CPT Codes



    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Working knowledge of medical terminology
    • Experience in materials management preferred
    • Computer experience required


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