Equipment Coordinator

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring an Equipment Coordinator for the Capital Projects Equipment team!

About the role:

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, 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 key duties:

• 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.

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


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 $67,864 to $97,555 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 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.

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