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Providence Health & Services Purchasing Representative (Valdez) in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a part time Purchasing Representative (General Stores, Day Shift, 0.50 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for establishing, implementing, reviewing and updating policies and procedures for the department to be in compliance with the Providence Health and Services Region, federal, state, facility regulations and guidelines in coordination with supervisor.

  • Ensure that inventory levels on all stock items are consistently held at a level that facilitates adequacy of supplies and at the same time, maintains an optimal inventory turnover ratio and rotates outdated stock.

  • Keep storage and supply areas neat and organized.

  • Participate in contract price negotiations to assure the best possible prices consistent with quality standards for all items purchased.

  • Review and establish Quality Improvement for the Purchasing department to ensure continued quality service and products to all patients and staff.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma

  • Valid State of Alaska Driver’s license

  • Experience in purchasing, including inventory control and budget

  • Communicate effectively with facility staff and vendors verbally by telephone and in writing

  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, stoop, climb ladders up to 3 feet, reach, kneel, lift up to 30 pounds without assistance, and push and pull items up to 50 pounds

  • Basic computer skills

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Operations-Other

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 238141