Prime Healthcare

Purchasing Coordinator

Facility PHS Bio-Medical Services
Position Type
Full Time
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As a long-standing community partner with a 114-year history, Saint Mary’s Health Network offers Northern Nevada inpatient, outpatient, ancillary, and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, as well as named one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Fortune/Merative and America’s Best 250 hospitals by Healthgrades, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering a robust line of inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services including a top-rated Center for Cancer, surgical and orthopedic services, and an award-winning Cardiology program and more. The health system, a member of Prime Healthcare, also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group, multiple urgent care clinics, freestanding imaging, lab, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Saint Mary’s Health Network, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference. Why Prime Healthcare?



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The Purchasing Coordinator (PC) provides a variety of support functions within the Materials Management/Supply Chain departments. Assist the requisitioners and other hospital staff in the procurement of goods and services for internal and external customers. PCs identify, research, analyze and resolve purchasing issues with other departments and suppliers. Must be able to communicate with department managers regarding discrepancies, pricing, substitutes and backorders. Confirm purchase orders (PO) with outside vendors. Following through with problem orders to ensure that they deliver in a timely manner. Work with various departments including Receiving and Accounting on problematic materials or transactions. Continuous monitoring of delivery expectations for all incoming materials and internal communication of delays. Works with suppliers to expedite and improve delivery performance. Review inventory order patterns and quantities. Maintain open communication and effective working relationships with all departments. Ability to communicate written and verbally in a professional manner with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts. Prioritize duties for optimum productivity. Performs other related duties as assigned.




1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. AA Degree preferred
3. Previous hospital purchasing experience preferred
4. Minimum of one-year of general office experience
5. Knowledge involving the acquisition of equipment, supplies and policies & procedures
6. Knowledge of computer-based inventory systems
7. Ability to utilize Material Management Information system (MMIS) and EDI
8. Strong communication skills



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