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Employment Opportunity

Medical & Dental Equipment and Supplies Clerk

Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 18-3017
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Start: March 05, 2018
Workload: 25 hours per week (0.7143 FTE)
Employment Group: Cupe 6
Position: 00799
Location: Nanaimo Campus - Nanaimo
  The Faculty of Health and Human Services includes the Departments of Child and Youth Care, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education and Care, Gerontology, Health Care Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Social Work, School and Community Support Work, and a Professional Development and Training department. The mission of the Faculty is to foster student success and develop and maintain relevant, responsive, and stimulating learning opportunities that are community-based, globally and locally, and offered in a visionary, interprofessional environment that is conducive to learning and promotes health and wellness for all. The Dean and the Dean's Office lead, manage, administer and support the instructional, scholarly and outreach activities of the Faculty on four campuses with this mission in mind.
Duties: The equipment and supply clerk is responsible for maintaining equipment, supplies, and labs for the health and dental programs in the Faculty of Health and Human Services.
  • Distribution of equipment and consumables in health labs and dental clinic according to learning activities for multiple programs;
  • Source and order consumables and equipment as necessary within program operating budgets;
  • Inventory and budget monitoring;
  • Create, implement, and monitor inventory control system;
  • Monitor multiple budgets, working with program chairs, the associate dean, and the dean, to ensure that budgets are not over-expended;
  • Assist the dean or associate dean with capital equipment purchases;
  • Prepare, sterilize, install, and clean laboratory or healthcare equipment;
  • Perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment;
  • Create and distribute student lab and practice kits for skills practice and testing in multiple health and dental programs;
  • Act as a resource for program chairs and faculty researching new supplies and/or equipment;
  • Participate in various Health and Human Services committees (lab, infrastructure, capital);
  • First point of contact for external repair technicians and sales representatives;
  • Process invoices and purchasing card statements;
  • Program student access cards for multiple programs;
  • Photocopier readings within Health and Human Services;

    Work requires travel to all three campuses (Nanaimo, Powell River, and Cowichan) and the Parksville Centre.
  • Required Qualifications: Sound working knowledge of various medical supplies and equipment, purchasing and inventory control, computer proficiency, MS Office, entry-level accounting processes.

    One-year technician training (i.e. Medical Equipment Preparation, Certified Dental Assistant Certificate, or ABT plus medical terminology and records clerk training) or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited post-secondary institution. 3 to 5 years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. This job has varied levels of exertion daily - must be able to lift and handle up to 23kgs (50lbs).
    Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

    Preferred Qualifications: Previous post-secondary experience; knowledge of accounting practices; knowledge of instructional technology.
    CDA license and current licensure and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (or comparable organization) is required to do the full job in the Dental programs.
    Please Submit: CV/Resume
    Cover Letter
    Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
    Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

    Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
    Posting Period: February 08, 2018 - February 22, 2018
    Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.