Inventory Coordinator

Central Supply 
Full Time 
PM Shift 
11pm - 730am

Sign-On Bonus: 2,000.00 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.


The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Responsible for managing, ordering, and creating all inventories for their assigned department. Develop, implement, and facilitate processes for routinely providing appropriate supplies and equipment within required timeframes and participates in inventory forecasting.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 2 Years of experience in inventory control related to department specialty
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None
Required Certifications/Licensure: None
*Inventory Coordinators working in the Pharmacy are required to be Registered Pharmacy Technicians
Required Training: Good computer and customer service skills.

Essential Functions

  • Efficiently develop, maintain, and control the inventory utilizing cost-effective inventory management, distribution, and supply systems.             
    • Establish, implement and maintain accurate, efficient, and cost-effective automated inventory management systems.
    • Establish and maintain optimal cost-effective stocking and reorder points for inventories.
    •  Establish and maintain safe, neat, clean and efficient work environments.
    •  Requisition timely and cost-effective replenishment of supply items in all areas of responsibility.    
    • Establish and maintain supply utilization records.
    • Expedite orders and, when necessary, obtain items from alternate sources, or look for alternative and acceptable substitutes
  • Be aware of fluctuating and changing needs and respond accordingly.
  • Continually reviews current inventory to implement innovative methods for reduction in inventory, i.e.: consignment, same day delivery, and product standardization.
  • Make recommendations on product review, replacement, or potential substitution.
  • Participates in and recommends quality improvement projects.
  • Manage year-end inventory processes, procedures, and documentation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain strong effective professional working relationship with members throughout the organization.
  • Meets with sales representatives as needed to review new products and assist with evaluation. May be required to contact sales representatives to obtain supplies for cases.
  • Coordinates repairs of equipment and/or instruments with the appropriate persons
  • Investigates and returns supplies and equipment for product recall.
  • Coordinates with necessary departments for inspection of any new equipment.
  • Coordinates borrowing or lending of supplies and equipment between other areas of the hospitals.
  • Works in a collaborative relationship with other hospital inventory staff.
  • May assist in setting up in-service for new equipment and or consumables as needed by department leadership.
  • May assist in capital budget pricing, research, and recommendations as needed by department leadership.
  • Ensure Hazardous Waste or Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals are discarded, stored, and managed with other compatible waste streams in containers that are properly labeled and closed prior to being shipped offsite for proper disposal.  Initial RCRA training is received within 6 months of the hire date and continuing with annual RCRA training.
  • Performs all other projects and duties as assigned by management.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina