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Inventory Coordinator

Material Management 
Full Time 
Day Shift 
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

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.
  • 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
  • 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

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