Catholic Health Initiatives Inventory Specialist - Supply Chain in HOUSTON, Texas

Inventory Specialist - Supply Chain


CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 18 states and comprises more than 90 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 24 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. In partnership with our physicians and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Luke’s Health is comprised of six hospitals across the Houston metropolitan area.

Duties include management of inventory as it relates to picking products, replenishing, and requisitioning within assigned areas of high value goods, such as Surgical Services, Cath Lab, EP and Imaging. Duties are not limited to the supply room, but extend to all areas of the hospital. Responsible for pulling products for cases as assigned. Monitors and assures inventory levels meet demand tracking usage & setting inventory levels for specific group of products, in support of PAR & Perpetual locations.


Minimum Job Qualifications

Minimum Education: High school graduate, GED or equivalent

Minimum years in field previous to employment: Minimum of three (3) years’ experience of inventory management or other relevant experience

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, summarizing analysis in reports with minimal supervision

Stays on task and meets deadlines

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Basic knowledge of supply chain applications (e.g., Lawson)

Knowledge of automated ERP systems and processes

Ability to process and present data clearly

Position Responsibilities

  1. Restocks supplies daily and rotates inventory supporting accurate inventory levels, generating orders/requisitions as needed

  2. Distributes medical supplies and equipment to patient care areas

  3. Monitors par levels for specific products to assure that appropriate levels are established in order not to affect patient care

  4. Identifies excess inventory, returning stock and processing credits; notifies supervisor of outdates or slow moving inventory

  5. Participates in the put away and validation process of perpetual inventory items, and issues and credits materials from the inventory management point-of-use system

  6. Labels bins and handles requests to change pars; maintains clean and orderly stock locations

  7. Works in collaboration with reprocessing resources, leadership, and buyers to optimize usage of reprocessed products; acts as liaison between clinical staff and supply chain management for assigned high value areas, such as Surgical Services, Cath Lab, EP and Imaging

  8. Conducts annual inventory count to determine asset value and additional inventories as requested

  9. Manages consigned inventory and processes bill-only’s as appropriate

Job Professional Non-Clinical


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0150397