Operating Room Program Technician in Springdale, AR at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

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Job Description

Resides onsite in the hospital environment to advise customer of actions needed to maintain appropriate inventory of operating room supplies and devices.  Keeps informed of all information at the site which is critical in determining actions needed.


1.         Reports to assigned 1-2 accounts on a daily basis, following a schedule mutually agreed upon with teammate's manager.

2.         Manages entire Operating Room (OR) surgical supply chain, including Owens & Minor (O&M) sales and non-distribution SKU's.

3.         Manages physician preference devices.

4.         Manages devices which are described as 'have available' between the storage location and the operating room.

5.         Advises O&M on procedure frequency to determine PAR levels, prebuilds vs. on-demand, component inventory forecasting including hospital schedule (holiday inventory, etc) and hospital personnel scheduling which may affect surgical demand (i.e., surgeon on vacation).

6.         Reviews surgery schedule and advises hospital personnel to order appropriate corresponding supplies.

7.         Advises the account on PAR levels of Surgitrack components stocked at the account.

8.         Physically alters PAR levels on devices purchased by the account through different supply chains (i.e., distribution, Surgitrack).

9.         Advises the account on items to add/change/remove from their preference cards.

10.     Processes device returns from the OR to the hospital PAR location or back to the distributor to determine additional sales opportunities (track actual device consumption per procedure).

11.     Works with suppliers to get new product, product changes, contracts, etc. in the system that are specific to the SurgiTrackTM  procedures.

12.     Manages par level replenishment of finished goods' SurgiTrackTM and components specific to OR procedures.

13.  Manages change process to devices supplied through SurgiTrackTM  in the account.

14.     Manages ordering for add-on cases of SurgiTrackTM and components specific to OR procedures.



A.      Performs additional duties as directed.

B.      Coordinates product/device conversion opportunities with the O&M sales rep.



A.      Associate degree or some college, required, in healthcare or a related disciplinary area, preferred.

B.      CRCST or CST (Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician, Certified Surgical Technologist), strongly preferred.

C.      Minimum, two (2) years of work experience in healthcare surgical services and/or logistics materials management and/or project management, required.

D.     Previous experience in LEAN or project/organizational management methodology, preferred.

E.      Or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.


A.      Knowledge of surgical procedures

B.      Knowledge of functionality of and the nuances between different brands of surgical devices

C.      Knowledge of OR/surgical terminology

D.     Knowledge of OR etiquette/processes

E.      Knowledge of supplies and devices required to perform surgical procedures

F.       While looking at the surgical schedule, must have the ability to translate the ýscheduledý procedure name into a ýsupplyý procedure name

G.     Clear understanding of preference cards

H.     Ability to work with clinical coordinators (i.e., service leaders) to specify supply and device requirements by surgical procedure and surgeon

I.        Ability to learn/utilize appropriate systems (QSight, OMNI, OMDirect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, hospital OR management systems)

J.        Ability to discern errors within complex and detailed work


        Note: Owens & Minor is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our Company via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our Company. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company as a result of the referral or through other means.

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