I am currently an ordering officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I am responsible for managing approximately $50 million dollars worth of equipment. This equipment is spread out among 107 different using services. Each service(s) are required to perform a monthly inventory on their assigned equipment. These inventories are performed on a monthly basis with 9-10 using services per month. The inventories consist of locating the equipment, verifying that the equipment labels are correct and to update the equipment entry in the computer system (VISTA) via an Intermec CK3 bar code scanner. The inventory is performed by myself and with the EIL official or Designee. At the completion of each month the inventory is entered onto an excel spreadsheet and reviewed by senior leadership (facility Director and Chief Logistics Officer). These inventor)' reports are submitted to Washington, DC for review on a quarterly basis for accuracy and performance ratings.
I have been the lead logistics specialist on several multi million dollar projects. My role for these was to provide my expertise in the procurement of the equipment and medical supplies needed for completion of the project. Purchasing of the equipment consisted of market research, obtaining quotes, setting up deliver)' schedules, procurement of the items and the data entry/inventory of the equipment for the using services.
I am responsible for assigning purchase orders to purchasing agents within my department. Certain teams in the Logistics Department have assigned fund control points in which they handle the purchasing for. I must have knowledge of which teams are responsible for which fund control points. With this responsibilty I must also follow up with the assigned purchasing agents to obtain a status on the orders, completion, problems, etc.
I have the ability to organize materials so that they are accessible to myself and others. I possess outstanding interpersonal skills with the staff and with others from outside the agency.
I was a warranted purchasing agent in the Medical/Surgery team for the operating room at the Stratton VA Medical Center. I was responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels of all medical supplies needed by the operating room staff and doctors. These supplies were essential for maintaining patient care on a daily basis for medical procedures.
I was the lead purchasing agent for prosthetic implantable items for specialty procedures. These supplies were procured as needed and were critical to a patient procedure. A surgeon would enter a patient consult into the computer system and state what was needed for the procedure. It was my responsibility to acquire the necessary items in a timely manner so the patient procedure could be completed without delay or further inconvenience to the patient. These items were purchased using a special fund control point and computer system. The items used on a specific patient are linked in a hospital database to the patient the procedure was performed on. Within the patient's record, the serial numbers of the items implanted are listed. This is necessary for tracking purposes of any potential recalls or issues that may arise after a surgical procedure.
Other responsibilities included performing weekly check of supplies for out dates. Along with this, proper cleaning techniques were used to ensure all supplies were dust free and contained no damage to packaging to cause outside contamination.
A key responsibility was the reprocessing of surgical endoscopes. This procedure included pre-washing the scopes after a procedure in the processing sink with approved detergent. The scopes were then hooked up to a sterilizing machine to further clean the scopes. Each type of scope required different connectors for sterilizing. Knowledge of each scope type was critical for proper cleaning and so no damage was done to the scope.
Working with surgeons and nursing staff for any product to be purchased for specialty cases. These instances/cases required thorough research to procure the proper item and search for the most cost effective vendor.
Some College Coursework Completed
Job related training:
The following is a list of contracting courses that I have completed for my current position:
CON100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements - Completed 11/12/2009 CON110: Mission Support.Planning - Completed 1/7/2010 CON111: Mission Strategy Execution - Completed 3/9/2010 CLC011: Contracting for the Rest of Us - Completed 3/8/2011 CLC030: Essentials of Interagency Acquisitions/Fair Opportunity -Completed 3/29/11
In the process of becoming COR certified.
Enrolled in the DAU for PPM (Project Management) training and
Acquisitions, agency, Interpersonal, interpersonal skills, customer satisfaction, Customer Service, data entry, database, delivery, focus, Government, inventory management, Inventory, leadership, Logistics, Director, managing, market research, materials, excel, works, policies, procurement, Project Management, Purchasing, quick, research, scanner, SPS, spreadsheet, Strategy, Supervisor, supervision, team player, phone
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