Interior Health is looking for a permanent full time Equipment Coordinator to join our Capital Projects team at Interior Health!
About the role:
The Equipment Coordinator assists Capital Planning and Projects with the overall management of purchasing equipment for construction projects. Reporting to the Manager, Capital Projects Equipment, the Equipment Coordinator is responsible for the management of Project Equipment Buyer(s) within the assigned area of responsibility.
Some typical duties of the position:
• Manages designated staff. Accountable for making decisions related to the management of staff functions such as: hiring, developing and scheduling work assignments, authorizing overtime, evaluating performance, administering the discipline process up to termination to ensure effective and efficient workflow of assigned areas.
• Develops/designs processes and implements automation/innovation of systems to increase efficiencies.
• Accountable for the accurate and timely processing of internal customer orders by directing the workflow of Project Equipment Buyers(s). Sets processing priorities and deadlines and assigns workload to ensure the requirements of our Customers are met. Ensures continuous quality improvement.
• Develops and maintains a strong customer service program, outreaching to all sites in the Health Service delivery areas. Arranges meetings with functional groups.
• Meets with sales representatives to review vendor performance and resolve issues. Issues that may require the termination of a contract would be referred to Purchasing Services.
• Responsible for all product purchases, contract and non-contract for the specific area of responsibility. Ensures items are purchased effectively, efficiently, and the best possible price is obtained. Liaises with Planners, Project Managers, Architects, and Contractors for budgets and deadlines.
• Works with medical staff, including physicians, to select supplies or equipment during the procurement process. The Coordinator is expected to provide advice and recommendations to Health Authority departments, Planners, or Project Managers on the procurement process and contract law and to mitigate or eliminate risk associated with services or supplies.
• Assists in Health Service Delivery Area cost reductions and/or cost controls which includes: seeking less expensive methods of providing service, eliminating waste or unnecessary procedures or activities, and being aware of HSA/Facility practices that may be unnecessary.
• Participates in the formal development and implementation of quality assurance programs and statistical reports and is responsible for the communication of these procedures for the area of responsibility.
• Performs other related duties and/or projects as assigned.
Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:
An attractive remuneration package in keeping with your qualifications and experience and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a total compensation package! We have one of the best benefit package and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive (defined benefit) employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.
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Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces.
Education, Training, and Experience
• A Diploma or Degree in Business, Nursing, or a related healthcare discipline is preferred.
• Three to six years of purchasing and supply management experience, preferably in a Canadian healthcare setting.
• A SCMP or CPIM designation is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to deal with others effectively and organize work assignments for staff.
• Proven supervisory skills, preferably in a unionized setting.
• Strong computer skills, specifically advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and Access.
• Proven procurement skills and demonstrated knowledge of RFPs/RFIs/RFQs.
• Knowledge of contract development, management, and termination processes.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Starting salary is approximately from 65K to 73K and will be based on education, training and experience
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.