Orlando seeks to hire insert job title here who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Florida Hospital Purchasing Department is located across the street from Florida Hospital Altamonte in Altamonte Springs. The department currently serves eight hospitals as well as other facilities with their materials management needs. The Purchasing Team includes buyers, contract analysts, the Materials Management Help Line, clinical resource managers and others. The staff interacts daily with hospital departments, vendors and other agencies to support and facilitate hospital needs. Located close to I-4, Altamonte Mall, Florida Hospital Altamonte, with easy parking, this is a prime location.
Mon – Fri/ 8a.m. – 5p.m
The Procurement Agent is responsible for purchasing supplies, equipment, and services for Florida Hospital campuses and facilities in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. The Agent follows up to insure orders have been transmitted accurately and on a timely basis according to requisition priority. Performs his/her assigned tasks in a manner that is supportive and aligned with the Hospital's clinical and financial strategies and objectives by accessing Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Adventist Health Systems (AHS), or Facility Agreements and insuring contract compliance. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Minimum of three to four years supply chain experience in lieu of education, OR
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or HealthCare related field, or equivalent degree.
Knowledge of supply chain logistics.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Ability to navigate computerized data systems online i.e. VendorMate, Premier, Adventist Health Systems SharePoint website (ARC), Materials Management Information System (MMIS), etc.
Healthcare purchasing experience (Preferred)
Knowledge of Hospital products for specific service lines i.e. Operating Room (OR), CathLab, Surgery, etc. (Preferred)
Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for his/her actions. (Preferred)
Knowledge of healthcare industry operations. (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Manages work flow and relationships with team members, customers, and vendors in a positive and professional manner.
Engages major assigned departments by visiting them on site, or by department visits on a quarterly basis. Is familiar with the needs and requirements of departments, the services they provide, and how best Materials Management services can be of assistance in alignment with product standardization and contractual requirements.
Reviews work queue and places orders accordingly by the end of the day, as well as, identifies opportunities for work flow automation i.e. gets vendors on the electronic data interchange (EDI).
Uses knowledge, skills and independent judgement, to make prompt, sound, and work-related decisions as to whether products should be sourced through warehouse inventory or expensed through a direct vendor. Ensures tasks are completed in a manner bringing value to the Hospital, customers, and vendors.
Is proactive in performance of duties and responsibilities to prevent errors or problems from re-occurring.
Completes required internal reports to meet established deadlines.
Acts as a liaison between the Lead Buyer, responsible for freight management, and the Contract Manager, to assure vendor participation in the Cardinal OptiFreight Logistics Solutions program. Communicates with vendors to inquire on third party shipping availability to try and reduce freight costs.
Maintains working knowledge of contract compliance and aids in the resolution of questions regarding products in AHS, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Agreements. Researches department requests of new Material Product Codes (MPCs) for potential conflict with other obligations prior to requests being processed.
Works with Clinical team to determine proper substitutions related to product back orders and recalls.
Performs other duties and assignments as necessary.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Procurement Agent opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.