Surgical Care Affiliates

Purchasing Agent Clerk (PT) - Bergen-Passaic Surgery Center

Job Locations US-NJ-Fair Lawn
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

The Purchasing/Supply Clerk is responsible assisting with the facility inventory management plan to support patient care, and to achieve organizational goals as directed by the facility management. The Purchasing/Supply Clerk performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to maintain the facility inventory management plan in the interest of delivering safe patient care as directed by the facility leadership.
    • Responsible for the receipt and distribution of supply, floor stock, office and stock supplies and rental equipment
    • Maintains adequate levels of inventory
    • Returns/removes excess stock
    • Follows regulatory requirements and accreditation guidelines, to support safety and security procedures:
      • Performs periodic physical inventories as assigned and according to identified schedules
      • Keeps carts and shelves to standards: 6" from floor, 18" from ceiling.
      • Monitors, tracks, returns outdated supplies to ensure that no outdated supply is issued.
      • Ensures all receipts have purchase order numbers and are authorized.
      • Checks all incoming shipments for damage.
      • Follows major vendor contracts and policies from SCA.
      • Provides economic and conservative management of facility property.
      • Demonstrates appropriate awareness of age specific development needs for the population served
      • Ensures timely removal of soiled linen, and biohazardous and non-hazard waste throughout facility according to linen and waste management contracts
    • Pulls and stocks supplies for main supply areas and facility departments
    • Distributes "Special Order Items" throughout facility
    • Responsible for the department's accurate record keeping and reporting
    • Keeps all departments informed of shortages, back-orders, re-calls and any supply issues affecting requests/needs
    • Communicates to all vendors, sales reps and accounts as liaison for clinical Teammates
    • Meets all established deadlines for the ordering, receipt, delivery and storage of supplies
    • Checks and distributes all orders promptly and accurately
    • Provides Administrator with data as requested
    • Demonstrates ability to meet patients and family's learning needs as identified in the plan of care under the direction of the facility leadership.
      • Assists facility leaders to provide supplies and equipment as needed for patient care needs
      • Assists the facility leaders to provide appropriate interventions related to patient and environmental safety issues.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Completes competencies and competencies checklists for education and training specific to job position, duties, role and responsibilities and according to facility policy


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Prefer 1-2 years of experience in medical supplies/equipment and materials management.
  • Current BLS card or within 90 days of hire
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, move, bend, stand for long periods of time, hand and finger agility.




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