In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health), patient & staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager or designate and working in a computerized environment, the Inventory & Purchasing Assistant - Heart Health develops, implements and maintains systems for inventory control and to provide inventory content information, and facilitates the timely supply of a variety of complex and surgical instruments, equipment and supplies used in the Heart Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories; prepares purchase requisitions, places purchase orders, and orders supplies from purchasing, stores and external suppliers; receives and stores supplies; maintains records and produces summaries and reports, and investigates inventory discrepancies as required to support the optimal use of department resources. Cleans, sorts, distributes and stores instruments, equipment and supplies.
Education, Training And Experience
Grade 12 supplemented by accounting courses and three (3) years' recen, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to operate related equipment, such as a computer using a variety of software applications.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.