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Providence Health & Services Central Supply Tech I in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Central Supply Tech I, (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Central Supply Tech I who will processes, sterilizes equipment and instrumentation. The Tech I issues and receives supplies and equipment according to established procedures and maintains an accurate inventory to reflect a real-time status. The Tech I is responsible for receiving and responding to all calls for product, equipment and supplies.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Central Services - Materials

  • Receive and issues internal orders for stock and non-stock items insuring that:

  • Orders are delivered in a timely manner. Minimum order quantities are met

  • Orders for emergencies are expedited immediately to ensure patient care needs are met

  • Assist with the maintenance of the computerized inventory control system, so that it accurately reflects activity in real time as needed

  • Provide effective communication with departments served concerning late deliveries, substitutes, and back orders

  • Work with Central staff personnel to review daily the inventory stock items on hand levels

  • Assist with annual physical inventory

  • Assist or relieves co-workers during illness or vacations

  • All products, equipment, and supplies must be delivered with-in 10 minutes of a call, stats must be delivered immediately

  • Central Service - Sterilization

  • Insure that the processing system for instrumentation is maintained, inspections are done, and policies are followed in conjunction with the Central Service Tech II on a daily basis

  • Insures that sterilization logs, records, biologics, tapes and books are updated and accurate on a daily basis

  • Lowest Unit of Measure support (LUM)

  • Inventory medical supply carts in the Hospital and replenishes supplies upon delivery of product from consolidated warehouse

  • Pull medical product for LUM from CS inventory on weekends

  • Conduct inventory via hand held scanner and data will be downloaded into Meditech at designated download station

  • Documentation/Information Management

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of data entry (Meditech)

  • Leadership/Supervision

  • Staffing levels require Tech I's to occasionally work outside the department while making hospital deliveries. They must log out of the department and return directly back to Central Services without delay

  • Assist with special projects as assigned by Central Services Supervisor and/or Distribution Manager

  • Development

  • Demonstrate interest in self-improvement and professional development by attending classes, workshops, and seminars

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and shift supervisors to provide continuity of information and care on all shifts

  • Performance Improvement

  • Adhere to and supports unit objective consistent with the hospital's strategic plan, Mission Effectiveness, hospital CORE Values, and Materials Management goals and objectives

  • Budgetary

  • Maintain equipment issued to floors insuring that they are replaced, collected and issued in accordance with practices to limit damage and loss as well as provide safe equipment for patient care


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in general office practices and procedures

  • Basic knowledge of computerized inventory management

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people served

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year experience in Central Service

  • Working knowledge of Sterilization procedures to include all state regulations, CDC recommendations, and ARON standards

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 242472