Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Receiving Clerk Job

Job Number: RIH16140

Job Title: Receiving Clerk

Department: Stores - 1014495

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

A level of knowledge generally obtained through completion of a High School diploma may be required.

Requires the ability to operate loaded hydraulic and hand trucks.

The ability to read and write English and to perform basic arithmetic computations to verify shipments, complete delivery logs, and out-bound shipment of packages.

Clerical ability to maintain files.

Interpersonal skills to exchange information with vendors, clerical and clinical personnel.

Depending upon department assigned, familiarization with appropriate technical terminology may be required.


One to three months of related or on-the-job work experience is required to become familiar with terminology, supplies, location and receiving procedures.

Under the general supervision, but according to established policies and procedures, receives, and processes materials and supplies. Verifies packages by reviewing received packages against packing slips, receiving slips, purchase orders, etc. and completes receiving reports. Loads and unloads material within the receiving, warehouse or storage area. Utilizes hand truck(s), power pallet jacks, or other handling equipment and stores or delivers material according to established procedures. May maintain inventory of materials, supplies and/or equipment for distribution to Hospital departments or for use by a specific department and may participate in the ordering and inventory process.