MD Anderson Cancer Center Inventory Support Assistant - Clinical & Translational Research Center Lab in Houston, Texas

Title: Inventory Support Assistant - Clinical & Translational Research Center Lab

The primary purpose of the Inventory Support Assistant position is to support material management, inventory control, store acquisition for stock items, planning and reporting for clinical trial activity in the CTRC Laboratory.

Position is responsible for the distribution of materials within the hospital complex; interacts with customers to impact the smooth distribution of goods and/or services and impacts the quality and timeliness of specimen collection for clinical and translational research pharmacology studies.

Impacts day-to-day operations of the department with respect to inventory control, logistics of research supplies and material related activities for the effective management of approved and active clinical trials in the CTRC Laboratory.

Responsible to assist in maintaining the environment in the department in such a manner as to meet the standards of the hospital and accrediting agencies for the purpose of safety, convenience, aesthetics, comfort and maximum utilization of resources.

Key Functions:

  1. Performs a daily inventory and replenishment of kits and supplies in assigned area. Checks kits and supplies for integrity or expiration dates, upon receipt from vendor and when restocking any area. Receives and counts stock items and records data manually or via computer. Properly labels supplies before placing in the proper location. Makes interpretive assessments and determines inventory levels for supply items. Determines proper storage methods,identification and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors and physical capabilities of facilities.

  2. Place approved orders with sponsors and vendors via computer, phone or fax. Collaborates with supervisors, coordinators and technicians to ensure materials needs are met. Assists in determining which items will be added or deleted from stock. Provides data for productivity and utilization reports.

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:

Two years business experience in a healthcare environment, including purchasing and/or inventory management.

Experience Preferred:

Experience with stocking and inventory in a hospital or clinical environment.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html