Job: Buyer - Purchasing

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Job Description


Full Time


Job Details:

    The primary purpose of the Buyer position is to review and coordinate purchase requests in accordance with hospital policies. Generates Purchase Orders, Placement of Orders Inventory and direct warehouse stock outages. Assists in Purchasing functions as directed by the Director of Materials Management / Purchasing Manger. Identifies items to be ordered on a daily basis.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the procurement of material and supplies, preferably in the health care field.
  • Demonstrates ability to efficiently utilize "Material Management' data base, Excel spreadsheet and Microsoft Word.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge of inventory controls and practices to every day responsibilities.

    · Majority of shift spent sitting.

    · Normal stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing up to 35 pounds.

    · Read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials.

    · Communicate with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone.

    · Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc.


    • Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year, operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients.
    • Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment.
    • No or very little exposure to hazardous chemicals, materials.


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