Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Materials Coordinator Job

Job Number: RIH14501

Job Title: ED Materials Coordinator

Department: Emergency Unit - 1012700

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Associate’s Degree in related field is required or any combination of education and experience which is equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.


Three to five years experience in purchasing, inventory control and distribution of products in the business industry. Healthcare experience preferred but not required.

Knowledge of inventory control systems, computerized purchasing systems, etc.

Knowledge of medical terminology specific to ED supplies, instruments and procedures.

Interpersonal and supervisory skills to communicate effectively with the ability to handle crisis situations for supply and demand.

Ability to operate personal computer, standard office equipment and maintain files.

May require ability to operate hand trucks.

Reports to the Emergency Department Administrative Manager and is responsible for the Materials Management function of the adult and children’s (Hasbro) Emergency Departments. This position oversees the purchasing and inventory function for both Emergency Departments, which covers all medical/surgical products, medical patient care equipment and minor equipment and instruments required to support surgical procedures. Ensures data integrity between the ESI (Materials Management Information System), the PYXSIS System (Inventory Control) and the Account Level Budget Report (General Ledger). Supervises ED Unit Assistants.