Covenant Health

Job Title
Materials Associate I
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Materials Management Technician, Materials Management



Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

In February 2021, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center completed construction on two brand new critical care floors, located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Center for Advanced Medicine. The department’s state-of-the-art rooms feature in-room dialysis connections, eICU telehealth capability and lifting equipment to safely mobilize and move patients. To learn more visit .


Position Summary: Works under the general supervision of the Manager of Materials Distribution to provide receiving and warehousing function. Uses the Materials Management Information System to accomplish assigned tasks.  Performs all duties necessary to ensure that the warehousing needs of the hospital are met in a timely and high quality manner.



  • Responsible for entering stock issues and direct patient charges into the MMIS.
  • Responsible for the correct and timely labeling of all items in the central supply storeroom.
  • Responsible for the pulling and dispensing of all storeroom orders for Par Carts, Case Carts, walk up orders, etc.
  • Delivers inbound shipments to end user departments as needed.
  • Required to aid in the cycle count and physical inventory processes as directed.
  • Receives and signs for inbound deliveries from vendors.
  • Enters receipt transactions and creates patient charge labels using the MMIS and bar code printers.
  • Responsible the neat and orderly restocking of the warehouse shelves.
  • Recommends warehouse space allocation changes to the management staff.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the on hand balances of the stock held in the central supply inventory.
  • Provides training and education to peer staff on topics such patient charging, stock issues, receiving, labeling etc.
  • Responsible for professional communications with customers and support personnel via telephone or in person. 
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience: None


Licensure Requirement: None


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