Job Description

Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 8 per day


This Purchasing Tech position is located in our Materials Management Department.


This is a full time 40 hours per week, benefited position, Mon-Fri, 8 hours per day.  

Starting Salary: 

  • $26.08 - $36.94/hr. (Rate of pay quoted is for less than 1 to 30 years of experience, pay is based on years of experience.)

What you'll do:

  • Oversee the day-to-day material inventory process as directed by the Materials Manager. 
  • Be responsible for researching purchasing options, monitoring inventory, placing orders, ensuring timely receipts of goods purchased within the SPH system,
  • Recommend purchases within designated purchasing group organization and authority. 
  • Utilize the software system in place at SPH, and be responsible for accurate and thorough detail entry. 
  • Represent SPH in dealings with the public, with local and distant vendors, in transactions with SPH staff and physicians as well as the extended campus and medical staff; a position and inclusive attitude is necessary. 
  • Troubleshoot, correct daily transactions as needed, and ensure the prompt order and delivery of necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in covering the warehouse, expediting, and medical supply when necessary. 
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and may involve bending, stooping, and manual rigors when covering for other Materials Management (MM) positions. 
  • You will have intensive and prolonged telephone business, daily contacts with delivery services.

What you'll need:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting/nursing/ or basic science is preferred
  • 3 years of materials management experience preferred
  • Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) preferred
  • Knowledge in inventory control and management
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and medical supplies
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Good record of attendance and reliability
  • Ability to operate Materials Information systems
  • Strong ability to assess / effectively deal with multiple management / personality styles in daily operations.
  • Analytical Skills incorporating statistical/financial/operational/cultural elements into complex decision making
  • Proven problem solver
  • Strong ability to improvise and be creative in finding solutions to multi-faceted operational situations.
  • In depth understanding of group purchasing organization (GPO) principles and practices
  • Knowledge of current materials management, purchasing and inventory control principles in hospital and/or institutional environments
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to learn and effectively use electronic medical records and other systems and equipment
  • Ability to develop processes and protocols and to maintain accurate documentation and records
  • Ability to cultivate effective partnerships and work in collaboration with providers, other health care professionals, caregivers, and patients
  • Knowledge of purchasing protocols
  • Experience in dealing with the public, business and fellow employees
  • Skilled in use of computer documentation, FAX, telephone and office machines
  • Ability to be flexible, persistent, and thorough

What you'll get: 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance,
  • Up to $2,000 annual Health Reimbursement Account w/health insurance,
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation Time and Sick Time,
  • 8 Paid Holidays Per Year,
  • Health & Wellness Reimbursement - up to $500 per year,
  • Annual Retention Bonus,
  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match!
  • Company Sponsored Life Insurance,
  • Student Loan Forgiveness,
  • Tuition Reimbursement, 
  • Bereavement Leave - up to 40 hours

About Us:

South Peninsula Hospital is a 22 bed critical access hospital (CAH), with an attached 28 bed long term care facility, and a variety of clinics. We provide care close to home for the southern Kenai Peninsula. We have been three times named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide.

Homer, Alaska, is a seaside town nestled on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Homer is on the road system, and a four to five hour drive from Anchorage. If you are looking for community, adventure, culture, scenery or solitude, you'll find all of that and more here!

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Tara Kain, HR Recruiter, in the Human Resources Department at South Peninsula Hospital, at 907-235-0950 or email

Application Instructions

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