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Central Supply

Company: Oak River Rehab
Location: Anderson
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: The Central Supply Clerk is to order, receive, store, dispense and account for nursing supplies.

REPORTING: This position is responsible to the Administrator FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Education: High School graduate or equivalent

License: None Required

Work Experience: Experience as a Central Supply Clerk in a long term care facility preferred Ability to type, calculate and perform data entry skills Knowledge of medical terminology, function and application of nursing supplies and equipment

Language Skills: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language.

Mathematical Skills: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, and volume.

Communication Skills: Must have exceptional communication and customer service skills, and be empathetic. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, responsible parties, staff and outside resources and agencies.


* Maintain a current inventory of all central supply items and over the counter drugs
* Establish minimum and maximum levels of inventory. Prepare purchase order forms for nursing supplies and/or equipment for Administrator's approval
* Order required nursing supplies on a timely scheduled basis from approved vendors to maintain adequate inventory levels
* Reconcile supplies/equipment received and charges with invoices
* Establish and maintain an organized nursing supply area on each unit that meets the current needs for resident care, in accordance with county, state and federal laws and regulations, as applicable.
* Stock nursing units with essential supplies and over-the-counter drugs on a routine basis which includes rotation of supplies and removal of unnecessary supplies ! Maintain central supply storage area clean, organized and secured 2
* Obtain special items or equipment as directed ! Insure marking of facility equipment for identification
* Mark resident's equipment and/or appliances for identification as directed ! Order oxygen, oxygen supplies and equipment and maintain accurate inventory and usage control
* Routinely check and correctly maintain storage areas for oxygen and emergency supplies which includes but is not limited to: set-up oxygen tank, tanks correctly secured and caps attached, set-up suction machine and supplies, emergency power cords
* Order required over-the-counter drugs on a timely scheduled basis in coordination with and approval from the Director of Nursing
* Prepare accurate resident charge sheets when discharged or monthly according to schedule
* Allocate cost of supplies used to appropriate source ! Maintain purchasing costs within budget ! Report defective equipment to maintenance department or appropriate vendor to effect timely repair or replacement ! Accept assignment of resident care duties when required, if possesses qualifications of a Certified Nursing Assistant
* Perform sterilization of equipment if applicable
* Provide Administrator with inventory of facility equipment and supplies as directed ! Practice safety policies and procedures of the facility
* Practice infection control policies and procedures of the facility ! Attend in-service education and staff meetings as required
* Be courteous, considerate and cooperative when communicating with all facility staff, residents and public
* Promote and maintain good public relations on behalf of the facility


* Demonstrate knowledge of, and respect for, the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions
* Appreciate the importance of maintaining confidentiality of resident and facility information
* Demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times in the care and use of resident and facility property
* Ability to read, speak and understand English, follow directions and complete work assignment
* Ability to work independently in an organized manner
* Maintain a neat, clean well groomed appearance
* Able to carryout the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others 3
* Dependability
* Other duties as assigned

Keywords: Oak River Rehab, Redding , Central Supply, Healthcare , Anderson, California

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