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Materials Distribution Clerk (Per Diem)

Job ID 2016-2328 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Per-Diem


St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview

Responsible for performing the basic functions of a shipping and receiving clerk and providing supplies to departments via picking, packing, delivery and restocking.


Picks and packs inventory supplies generated by point of use systems, par level management and electronic or manual requisitions in established priority and verifies accuracy and completeness. Completes restocking of supplies for inventory and point of use systems by placing items in assigned bin location. Stock is rotated at the time of each replenishment; older stock in front - newest stock in back. Reports shortages or overstock of supplies for inventory location to lead personnel and or next level of supervision. Removes and returns excess stock from point of use systems to the warehouse noting the department to be credited. Reports cycle count adjustments for inventory location to the Inventory Control Tech or next level of supervision. Cycle counts for point of use systems are to be completed at the time of each replenishment. Receives and examines incoming manifests for accuracy and integrity of packages by comparing packing slip to the physical contents and Purchase Order. Notifies Inventory Control Technician or next level of supervision of any discrepancies at the time of receiving including shortage, overage, or damaged. Delivers supplies, packages, equipment to appropriate location as designated on the delivery document. Retrieves signature at the time of delivery. Deliveries where a signature is not attainable should be returned to the warehouse and reported to the Inventory Control Technician or next level of supervision. Point of use deliveries do not require a signature from the department. Removes expired items from inventory and point of use systems as found. Quarterly inspections will be assigned for checking and removing expired items. Expired items are to be returned to the Inventory Control Technician and or the next level of supervision. Provides customer service support by answering phones timely - no phone calls shall go unanswered during normal staffing hours. Requests are to be completed in a timely manner or reported to the next level of supervision for assistance in resolution. Maintain safe and secure work environment by adhering to OSHA standards for operating powered equipment. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects


Work requires a High School diploma or equivalent and two years of basic technical or occupationally-specific training in automated inventory control and work related experience. Work requires the ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters. Valid driver’s license required, as well as compliance with Qualifications to Drive a System Vehicle as well as all policies as outlined in the SJHS Fleet Management & Safety Program.

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