Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Inventory Specialist Job

Job Number: RIH17224

Job Title: Inventory Specialist

Department: OR Materials Management - 1014479

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

High School level of knowledge with the ability to read, write, understand and speak English.


A minimum of twelve months of experience working in an Inventory Control environment is required. Knowledge in the areas of forecasting, replenishment, receiving, cycle-counting and data entry is expected. Analytical ability to identify research and resolve problems and errors. The ability to perform basic arithmetic computations to verify shipments, complete delivery logs and outbound shipment of packages. Experience with operating standard and automated office equipment including a handheld ordering device, on line computer and printing machines. Interpersonal skills to exchange information with vendor, clinical, clerical and management personnel. The ability to operate power equipment and hand trucks is required. Must possess strong computer skills, have the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Strong organizational skills are a must. Attention to details is a must.

Under the general supervision of the Department Supervisor, inventories, replenishes and organizes supplies in assigned store room locations. Utilizing judgment and knowledge, identifies opportunities to adjust unit par levels to reflect usage changes. Submits store room orders by identifying patient care supplies with insufficient inventory levels. Validates Par form integrity and verifies the accuracy of bin contents and label information and replaces missing labels. Performs warehouse cycle counts and researches discrepancies before inventory adjustments are made. Receives and processes vendor shipments as well as pick and pack replenishment orders for delivery to internal and external customers.