Material Handler / 40 Hour / Evening / BWH Material Management

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago


Under the general direction of the Supply Support Manager and Team Lead, assess, replenish and maintain unit supply rooms on a daily basis. Functions as a customer service liaison between individual units and Supply Support. This individual is responsible for demonstrating professionalism while providing quality service to our internal customers.


  • Perform basic distribution functions including, but not limited to, unit assessment and replenishment of assigned Nursing Units.

  • Stock and maintain unit supply rooms on a daily basis.

  • Rotate stock and monitor expiration dates on various med/surg products to ensure usage or remove from inventory department prior to expiration date.

  • Identify and resolve any discrepancies, problems or questions related to inventory and distribution process. Report status to Team Lead.

  • Focus on customer service issues such as resolving customer inquiries related to Supply Support and maintaining positive working relationships with individual unit staff members.

  • Collaborate with Nursing Unit staff members on planning, logistics, and supply continuity.

  • Follows hospital, TJC, DPS, OSHA and CMS guidelines and procedures for supply stocking and rotation.

  • The material handler may be present in secure medication storage areas and are allowed to handle and distribute medications supplied by the BWH materials management department.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • High School diploma preferred or GED preferred.

  • Basic mathematical and reading skills.

  • Must have general customer service and problem resolution skills.


  • Ability to work in a fast paced and stressful environment.

  • On feet most of 8 hour shift.

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds (50 lbs.)

  • Must be able push/pull 400 lbs. using flat bed (manual); 800 lbs. using pallet jack (manual).

  • Some hazards associated with soiled linen, needles.

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Material Handler / 40 Hour / Evening / BWH Material Management

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