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Providence Health & Services Distribution Tech in Burbank, California


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Providence is calling a Distribution Tech (Part-Time/Day Shift) to the Operating Room at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Distribution Tech who will perform a variety of tasks including issuing supplies, maintaining inventories, compiling stock records, and laundry and linen pickup.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, and safety standards.

  • Load and unload truck using pallet jack, four-wheel truck, two-wheel cart, and hydraulic tailgate.

  • Transport and deliver material and supporting documentation to off-site locations.

  • Maintain the vehicles, drives them to designated service station for refueling, and maintains service records.

  • Organize and maintain records pertinent to stock levels, supply quantities issued, and other data; recommends modifications to quotas or inventories.

  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

  • Receive requests for supplies, selects stock from inventory, and loads distribution vehicles.

  • Distribute supplies to designated areas.

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings.

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Check items to be shipped against work orders to ascertain that quantities, destination and routing are correct.

  • Act as advisor/resource to all departments with regard to supply, equipment, and service needs.

  • Check materials against vendors' invoices, bills of lading, customer orders and similar papers.

  • Coordinate items for shipment by commercial conveyance by preparing bills of lading and/or other documents as required.

  • Coordinate with purchasing all items returned to vendor for credit or items to be disposed of.

  • Work with buyer concerning product changes and inventory problems. Informs purchasing of all products no longer being requested by users.

  • Count, weigh and identify items in receiving and shipping department.

  • Deliver items to requisitioning departments and obtains authorized signatures for accepted items.

  • Ensure that all supplies and equipment received are processed and distributed in a timely manner.

  • Inspect incoming orders to verify type, quantity, and condition against orders.

  • Verify correctness of incoming shipments against bills of lading; maintains records of goods received.

  • Route incoming goods to the proper departments.

  • Inspect shipments for damages or defects; record discrepancies or damages in shipment and notifies supervisor and/or purchasing personnel.

  • Prepare and maintain shipping records, makes up bills of lading and posts weight and shipping charges and other documentation for shipment of materials, parts, finished goods and related items.

  • Provide for the inspection of incoming material against orders and specifications for correctness, quantity, type and defects. Arranges for return of defective material.

  • Reject damaged goods or materials and corresponds with shipper to adjust damages or shortages.

  • Uncrate and assemble equipment; ensure that patient care equipment has been properly labeled and inspected.

  • Unpack and sort incoming merchandise.

  • Store, stock, and distribute IV solutions for all nursing stations, ancillary departments, and crash carts.

  • The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:

  • Remove outdated sterile or other unused supplies and returns them to central supply for reprocessing or to general stores for disposition.

  • Maintain department records, reports, and files as required.

  • Keep records of damaged or defective items; discrepancies in quantities and weights; and time, date, quantity, source and destination of materials received or shipped.

  • Load or unload material, equipment, merchandise or supplies from automobiles, trucks or other vehicles.

  • Pack, wrap, box or crate materials to be shipped; attaches bill of lading.

  • Participate in the assembling and shipping of outgoing merchandise or material.

  • Prepare documentation for shipment of materials, parts, finished goods and related items.

  • Receive incoming materials, supplies, and equipment and compare information on packing slip with purchase order to verify accuracy of shipment.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.

  • California Driver's License.

  • Experience in stock and distribution procedures.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.

Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 298950