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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Materials Coordinator, Perioperative Services in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Establishes and monitors systems for inventorying and ordering prostheses, implantable devices and other specialty supplies used in surgery.

  • Responsible for coordinating supply processes for all units within Perioperative Services.

  • Coordinates ordering, maintenance, and repair of operating room equipment to ensure equipment is available and functioning properly during surgical procedures.

  • Coordinates repairs with Medical Engineering and Facilities Management.

  • Coordinates loaning or borrowing of equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.

  • Coordinates with Environmental Services to ensure a clean working environment in the Operating Room and supply areas.

  • Coordinates with OR Information Systems to ensure that any products or items obtained from the operating room and used in the patient's care are charged appropriately.

  • Approves purchase orders within established scope of responsibility.

  • Expedites back orders as required.

  • Verifies the acceptability of substituted items with the appropriate Patient Care Coordinator or Team Leader.

  • Coordinates the evaluation of new products by appropriate operating room, perioperative services and purchasing staff members.

  • Facilitates communication between vendors and Patient Care Coordinators, Team Leaders, and Nurse Managers.

  • Monitors invoices and resolves any price discrepancies.

  • Monitors service contracts to ensure specifications are met.

  • Obtains quotes from vendors to assist in developing the capital budget.

  • May supervise or direct the work of temporary and/or regular employees assisting with the supply processes.

  • Assists in maintaining departmental databases, researches product prices, enters records into the computer, and corrects erroneous entries to ensure databases are kept accurate and current.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Two years of experience in hospital materials management or working with operating room supplies.

  • Experience using personal computers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division St. Joseph's Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department SJH Cardiac Cath Lab

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 103372

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 8a-4:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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