Vanderbilt University Medical Center Associate Clinical Supply Spec in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Department/Unit Summary

  • Our department is responsibleupdating inventory of over 30 Nursing units which consist of over 60supply cells by 9:50am daily, to include running 3 Service Centers.

  • On a daily basis the ServiceCenters can distribute over 600 requests for supplies and equipmentthroughout the hospital. Employee will be responsible for deliveringsupplies and small equipment to all Inpatient Nursing Units and variousClinics.

  • Additional task include lowstock and refill of supply cells daily, pulling parcel for Nightshift forappropriate supply cells, assist and respond to stats called overhead,restock of specialty carts to include 126 crash carts, 18 difficult airwaybags, 2 pin carts, 12 chest tube bags, 10 central line carts, and 21pediatric tackle boxes.

  • Responsibilities includecleaning out return bins throughout the supply rooms & supply roommaintenance, putting supplies back into inventory and crediting thepatient or Nursing Unit as necessary, and routine expiration checks.

  • Utilization of variousMaterials Management programs is required to research products.Charge items accordingly by using PMM and POU to the patient or unit uponrequest

Your Role:

  • Provides materials andequipment requested in a timely manner.

  • Assembles carts fordistribution.

  • Ensures supplies are in a cleanand safe working condition and environment. Maintains adequate supply instorage locations.

  • Cleans, prepares, and testsspecialty beds or equipment for safety.

  • May capture patient charges forsupplies.

  • The responsibilities listed area general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS (NOVICE): - Reviews and Inspections is a systematic process of checking to see whether a piece of equipment is meeting specified requirements.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (NOVICE): - Monitors material movement into and out of stock, reconciles inventory balances, and maintains adequate inventory levels.

CUSTOMER SERVICE (NOVICE): - A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.


  • Organizational Impact: Performsclearly defined tasks and methods described in detail to achievestandardized solutions that impact own performance with regular guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity ofwork: Follows a well established process to solve routine problems wheresolutions are clearly prescribed.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has basicjob knowledge of systems and procedures that are common to own job.

  • Team Interaction: Individuallycontributes to the team.



    • Develops Self and Others:Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
    • Builds and MaintainsRelationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working stylesand develops relationships across areas.
    • Communicates Effectively:Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear andcourteous manner.


    • Serves Others withCompassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others andhow to provide excellent service.
    • Solves Complex Problems:Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises properconcerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice andSupport: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurateinformation and support.


    • Performs Excellent Work:Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meetquality standards Ensures continuous improvement.
    • Ensures ContinuousImprovement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, toolsor systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
    • Fulfills Safety andRegulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions thataffect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person ordepartment.


    • Demonstrates Accountability:Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyondstandard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
    • Stewards OrganizationalResources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impactdepartmental resources.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions:Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieveresults on time and without error.


    • Generates New Ideas:Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impactday-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
    • Applies Technology: Absorbsnew technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate toolsand procedures to ensure proper course of action.
    • Adapts to Change: Embraceschange by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructionsinto own ar

Position Qualifications


  • Job requires High schoolgraduate or GED and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.


  • Stocking and Inventoryexperience

Position Shift:

6 AM – 6 PM – Rotating day and holidays

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News &World Report: #1 Hospitalin Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinicalspecialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven HealthAnalytics: among thetop 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's HospitalReview: one of the"100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The LeapfrogGroup: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • NationalInstitutes of Health: amongthe top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • MagnetRecognition Program: Vanderbiltnurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • NashvilleBusiness Journal: MiddleTennessee's healthiest employer

  • American HospitalAssociation: amongthe 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Frequent: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Supply/Equipment

Organization: SC VUH Inpatient Svc Ctr 20 201535

Title: Associate Clinical Supply Spec

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1805939

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