Part-Time Purchasing Clerk

The Purchasing Clerk is a physically active position receiving and moving supplies throughout the entity. This position assists the Purchasing Manager in maintaining the hospital purchasing system, servicing departments in ordering and stocking supplies and safe guarding the supplies stock of the entity.  Will act as an advocate for hospital programs and adheres’ to the hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Motto of “The Patient is First in All We Do”.


  • Communicates and works well with the Purchasing Manager to make sure the responsibility is adequately staffed
  • Responsible for understanding computer systems used and maintaining those systems related to duties under the direction of the manager and for data entry
  • Assists in controlling and safeguarding inventory. Maintains department pare levels, processes purchased orders, stock requisitions, receives and distributes inventory and assigned by the department manager
  • Assists in an annual inventory. Includes working with departments in their inventory efforts, finding and using correct prices and extending counts sheets for correct dollar totals
  • Assists manager in obtaining adequate supplies at the lowest cost value
  • Works to make sure all chargeable supplies are properly set up so they can be charged
  • Receive and move supplies throughout the entity
  • Use integrity in dealing with vendors or others, not giving preferential treatment for personnel favors or perks
  • Assists department manager in other duties as assigned
  • Demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create a team atmosphere conducive to self-improvement and agency growth. Performs other duties as assigned by the home care director, participating in specialty teams and agency programs.
  • Demonstrates patience and tact when dealing with patients, family and other staff members, conveying a sense of caring and dignity.
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and moral integrity, acting as self-starter who works independently and who consistently finds ways to improve their own job and hospital operations as part of the health care team.
  • Assumes responsibility for knowing agency policy and expectations.
  • Must comply with HIPPA and keep home care / hospital confidentiality.
  • Must attend yearly OSHA training and yearly flu vaccination.


Required Job Qualifications include:

  • Must be a High School Graduate.
  • Experience with office work including typing, computers and office equipment.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and inventory methods preferred.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to frequently carry, climb, hear/listen, lift, reach and manipulate objects, tools, or equipment, push/pull, see, speak, squat/kneel, stand, and walk.  Position requires moving materials weighing 10 – 30 pounds, and 30 – 50 pounds on an occasional basis.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 90% of the work period.  Work involves the potential for exposure to infection.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.