Winnipeg Health Region Unit Supplies Coordinator-Supply & Distribution Services Full Time in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Unit Supplies Coordinator-Supply & Distribution Services
Winnipeg, MB

Medical surgical supplies and non-capital equipment (excluding forms and office supplies). Must complete recognized WHMIS training and participate in relevant…

Position # 20022059

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Courses in inventory management and medical terminology preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) required.
  • Must complete recognized WHMIS training and participate in relevant seminars and on the job training on the Clinical Supply Chain Information System.
  • Customer service courses/seminars preferred.
  • Two years materiel management experience in a health care setting with previous experience with medical/surgical supplies required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing required.
  • Effective mathematical skills required.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills required as well as the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful working conditions and to prioritize working responsibilities effectively and to manage time efficiently.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must have the ability to acquire and maintain extensive knowledge of a large variety of products and their uses as well as their locations.
  • Familiarity with the functions of purchasing, receiving and the logistics within a health care facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Health Sciences Centre complex an asset.
  • As a custodian of the Health Sciences Centre’s inventory, it is critical that the individual brings with them the qualities of honesty, integrity and accountability.
  • Preference will be given to candidates competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledgeable in Aboriginal customs, beliefs, and practices.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Under the direction of the Manager, Patient Care Supply: Assumes the responsibility for assuring that adequate levels of patient care supplies required are maintained and accessible to health care providers. Responds to requests and inquiries from patient care providers that may arise from changing patient needs, emergent or urgent medical situations and the use of specific medical supplies. Prioritizes requests and takes appropriate action on own initiative and/or refers request to immediate supervisor when required. Reports any difficulties in obtaining medical/surgical supplies or equipment to the respective Manager of Patient Care and/or the Manager of Patient Care Supplies and/or purchasing. Monitors and replenishes inventory, including: medical surgical supplies and non-capital equipment (excluding forms and office supplies). Establishes quotas for ward inventory and places order by computer on a regularly scheduled basis, adjusting for changes in demand. Maintains on demand stock inventory levels to be determined with or by request of the Manager of Patient Care. Receives and verifies the accuracy of receipts against orders placed. Investigates any discrepancies in the supplies received or pricing with the appropriate party (i.e. warehouse, purchasing, or finance) and follows up on the resolution of these discrepancies. Exercises independence of action in the course of daily responsibilities, making decisions on own initiative in the performance of required duties. Assists in the coordination of the removal and replacement of recalled items as well as items on trial and evaluation. Ensures that urgently required medical supplies are ordered and received on a stat basis.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Position requires constant walking, repetitive lifting, bending, stretching and pushing in the transferring of stock from one area to another and from floor to shelving (40-45 lbs. per item). Repetitive hand, arm and shoulder motions required and as well as long periods of standing. Pushing and pulling cartloads of inventory that may weigh up to 2100 lbs. across carpets on and off elevators and up and down ramps is required. Requires the handling of dangerous goods in accordance with WHMIS regulations. May be required to work in cramped conditions where carrying items over obstacles and twisting motions are necessary. May also be exposed to soiled, sharp or contaminated supplies as well as infectious patients. Exposure to temperature variations (i.e. servicing Sherbrook Dialysis).

Salary: Effective April 1, 2011 – $18.063, $18.605, $19.164, $19.738, $20.331, $20.940 C.U.P.E. Contract

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more EFT positions greater than 1.0 combined across the WRHA legal entity (Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA Corporate Programs, WRHA Community Health Services). Consider this prior to applying for positions, as Employees in this situation cannot be awarded an additional position that will put them over full-time (1.0 EFT).

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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