Company: Northern Valley Indian Health
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Job DescriptionUnder general supervision of the Lead Purchasing
Agent, the Purchasing Agent works closely with the departments and
is responsible for ordering supplies for various departments and
sites as coordinated and assigned by the Lead Purchasing
Agent.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Act as the main point of contact for Purchasing in the absence
of the Lead Purchasing Agent.
- Monitor supply levels and place orders on a timely basis.
- Ensure timely delivery of needed supplies to each clinic.
- Travel to other clinics to take supply inventories.
- Participate in continuing education to improve skills and
abilities and stay abreast of current healthcare supply
- Exhibit a high degree of courtesy, tact, and poise when
interacting with other professionals, vendors, and employees.
- Research and strive to obtain optimal pricing without
- Maintain excellent working relationships with
- Obtain proper bids according to Fiscal Policy and make
recommendations to Lead Purchasing Agent on bidder selections.
- Obtain all necessary approvals for all purchase orders prior to
submitting to Accounts Payable for payment.
- Properly match purchase orders with shipping documents and
invoices. Perform reconciliations of such.
- Send all necessary documentation to Accounts Payable for timely
- Reconcile credit card account monthly and provide supporting
documentation to Accounts Payable.
- Maintain strictest level of controls when handling payments,
accounts, and credit cards.
1. Knowledge in Dental and/or Medical supply function and
terminology a plus.2. High school diploma or GED equivalent
required3. Able to work collaboratively with multiple health
professionals in a busy andcomplex environment using tact,
diplomacy, and discipline.4. Ability to understand and adhere to
established policies, procedures, and protocols.5. Commitment to
excellence and high standards.6. Excellent written and oral
communication skills.7. Strong organizational, problem-solving and
analytical skills.8. Ability to manage priorities and workflow.9.
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within
constantly changing prioritieswith enthusiasm.10. Acute attention
to detail.11. Ability to work independently and as a member of
various teams and committees.12. Strong interpersonal skills.13.
Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound
decisions.14. Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.15.
Indian Preference. Preference in filling vacancies will be given to
qualified Indiancandidates, in accordance with the Indian
Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code,Section 472 and 473). In other
than the above, NVIH is an equal opportunity,affirmative action
employer, and does not discriminate in employment decisionsbased on
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age disability, or
sexualorientation.16. This position requires an awareness and keen
appreciation of American Indiantraditions, customs, and
socioeconomic needs and the ability at all times to meet anddeal
effectively in contact with Indian health organizations which
require tact,courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good
judgment in handling functions of asensitive nature.PHYSICAL/MENTAL
REQUIREMENTS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee
is frequently required to do the following:1. Interpret complex
laws, regulations, and/or policies.2. Coordinate multiple tasks
simultaneously.3. Understand and respond to a diverse
population.The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Theemployee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities requiredby
this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described
here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to performthe essential functions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually low to moderate.Frequent exposure to
blood-borne and air-borne pathogens or infectious materials.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as
safety rules, operatingand maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals. Ability to write routine reports andcorrespondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees oforganization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add,
subtract, multiply and divide in all units ofmeasure, using whole
numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate,
ratio,and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.REASONING
ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts,
and drawvalid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive
variety of technical instructions inmathematical or diagram form
and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Ability to
apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range
of intellectual andpractical problems. Ability to deal with
nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations,graphs, musical
notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a
variety of abstractand concrete variables.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The
physical demands described here are representative of those
thatmust be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
theessential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Theemployee
frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; and reachwith hands and arms. The employee is
occasionally required to stoop. The employee mustoccasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this jobinclude close vision, distance vision, color vision
peripheral vision, depth perception and abilityto adjust
focus.Employment with Northern Valley Indian Health is voluntarily
entered into. All NVIHpersonnel are employed on an at-will basis.
At-will employment may be terminated with orwithout cause, and with
or without notice at anytime by the employee or by NVIH. No
manager,supervisor, or employee of the organization has any
authority to enter into an agreement foremployment for any
specified period of time or to make an agreement for employment
other thanat-will terms.IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICEThe job duties,
elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience,
educational factors and therequirements and conditions listed in
this job description are representative only and not exhaustive
ofthe tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The
employer reserves the right to revise this jobdescription at any
time and to require employees to perform other tasks as
circumstances or conditions ofits business, competitive
considerations, or work environment change.
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