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Operating Room (OR) Material Services Specialist

Job ID: 966084
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Supply Chain Management
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

The OR Materials Service Specialist is responsible for assisting in ordering, receiving, and maintaining a sufficient inventory of supplies and instruments, etc.



Selects appropriate vendors when purchasing items for the Operating Room . Maintains records for all purchases in the Operating Room.
Uses computer system in ordering and receiving items. Pe1forms price check on items.
Performs cycle counts on inventory. Assists with year-end inventory.
Receives supplies/equipment from vendors; checks packing slips and reconcile differences
between items on packing slips. Resolves backorders from vendors. Returns damaged items to vendors. Orders specialty items when needed.
Sends broken instruments to vendors for repair.
Obtains and process loaner equipment to be used within the facility.
Coordinates with Bio-Med to have new and loaner equipment checked in upon arrival to the facility.
Assist in the process for new equipment evaluation when needed
Coordinates the installation or expansion of PYXIS units.
Manages the console item Master for new supplies in the PYXIS.
Manages the standard inventories on all PYXIS stations.
Runs and reviews batch reports.
Monitors proper operation of the PYXIS system.
Communicates with OR Material Service Supervisor regarding PYXIS activities, policies and procedures.
Distributes stock to specific services.
Assists in maintaining OR Storage Room in a clean and orderly state.
Assists OR Materials Service Supervisor in preparing reports, operational and capital budget.
Maintains cost control for OR Materials.
Adheres to guidelines in the confidentiality statement.
Attends meeting with and in the absence of the OR Materials Service Supervisor.
Reviews and checks for expired items in Pyxis and OR supply areas on a monthly basis.


Changes practice behavior as a result of QI data.
Identifies opportunities for improvement.
Participates in problem resolution activities
Participates in data collection per unit QI Plan.


Attends staff development programs and utilizes educational resources to meet unit and individual objectives.
Functions as a preceptor/clinical coach for specific services.
Maintains core and divisional/unit-based competencies, as described in the divisional competency plan.
Fulfills mandatory educational requirements annually, included but not limited to:
JCAHO/OSHA Competency
Unit specific skills
Occupational Health Screening
Presents professional image.


Policies and Procedures
Follows hospital policies and procedures
Adheres to current infection control and universal precaution polices.
Supports the philosophy of nursing to ensure quality patient care
Knowledge of job description

Contributes to Problem-Solving
Contributes to problem identification and solution.
Reports unit-related problems using the appropriate chain of command.

Interpersonal Relations and Communications
Listens to the ideas, opinions, and feelings of others.
Gives and receives constructive feedback.
Recognizes and intervenes when personal conflicts have the potential to interfere with patient care.
Works effectively with others in a team approach.
Demonstrates Service Excellence behaviors.

Effective Communication
Problem-Solving Skills
Stress Management
Self- directed with limited supervision
Interpersonal Relationship skills

Minimum Requirements

High School or greater degree is required- or higher.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required

Strong interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written
Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of staff
Project positive behavior to department staff, team members and guests as evidenced by direct observation and feedback from others.
Individual should have high energy with the ability to organize/prioritize workload.
Working knowledge and experience with PC-based applications, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Ability to function as a team member and execute the desired outcomes
Must exhibit creative, positive problem-solving abilities
Ability to foster collaboration between multiple parties
Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts to groups
Ability to think conceptually and apply concepts in a practical application
Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information, and determine a course of action
Ability to consider diverse opinions
Commitment to a high standard of customer service
Zero to two years related experience

Other Information

  • Second shift 1430-2300 rotating weekends, 12 hour shifts,and rotating holidays

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Angie Nichols, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]


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