More than just a job.
Supply Chain’s success relies on teamwork that is not unlike that in clinical areas. Each member from different business streams in Supply Chain works closely together to deliver the right products and services at the right price, to the right place, at the right time. Every link in the chain focuses on customer needs: from sourcing teams who procure supplies required for specialized care; to warehouse and logistics professionals who receive, store, and deliver supply products across the province; to in-hospital replenishment teams integrated into the clinical landscape within all B.C. hospitals; to licensed clinicians who bring their deep clinical knowledge to standardization initiatives. Our Supply Chain stands as a successful example of what collaboration and provincial focus looks like in practice.
- Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
- Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
- Travel: Minimal
What does it take to be a successful Supply Chain Professional at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Relationship Expert
About Supply Chain Management at PHSA
PHSA Supply Chain is the sole contracting agent and manages all contracts for BC health authority goods, supplies, equipment and services with the exception of clinical and construction contracts. Supply chain management processes over 925,000 orders with a value of over $2 billion annually in the form of 250 million products. They support 71 hospitals and care sites province-wide. Supply chain employs over 1,300 employees to support all six BC health authorities, with regional branch offices in each health authority and a local presence to support each health authority’s needs. The service covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management. Supply Chain Management is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose
"Almost every piece of equipment, every medication, every supply for the Lower Mainland hospitals comes through this warehouse. In our work, we often talk about ‘Mabel on the table.’ She’s the imaginary patient who’s counting on us to make sure that the clinicians providing her care have everything they need, on time, to do their jobs."Dean Wilkes Warehouse and Logistics Lead, Langley Fulfullment Centre
"A team aproach in any endeavor is key to success in Supply Chain. Along with my clinical expertise and experience, I count on other members of the Supply Chain team who are also experienced, knowledgeable and highly specialized in business, logistics and analytics. I believe working collaboratively with all members yields success."Arturo Macapagal RN, CPN, Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator, Standardization
"The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I make a difference. My work helps contribute to the larger team here at PHSA. My behind the scene work as a Purchasing Clerk helps to provide necessary supplies to patients and medical personnel to enable better care and recovery. I know I don’t deal with patients directly, but I feel so much pride when I think about my part within patient care. My heart is filled with joy knowing that I can help in such a small but meaningful way."Gloria Santos-Ganadin Purchasing Clerk
With approximately 1,000 employees located across the province, Supply Chain manages over $2 billion in total annual spending on behalf of all six BC health authorities. Supply Chain covers all elements of supply chain management including contracting and materials management (purchasing, warehousing and distribution).
Swift Supply Chain Action Kept COVID-19 Tests Running
As our COVID-19 response evolves, we've been gathering stories of the different teams and people from across our organization working to protect each other and the communities we serve.
"Especially in this time when we're all really carefully watching our supplies' I'm extremely proud that our team gave what we could to contribute to this province-wide effort," said Catriona Gano, director of laboratory medicine at Island Health.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
Extended health and dental benefits
Health and wellness programs
Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs
Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan
Paid Time Off
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement
Close to Public Transportation
Spend your commute time reading, Texting or organizing
Be part of an integrated health care supply chain provincial network
Warehouse, Replenishment, Inventory Supply Technician (Casual)
Do you have strong organization and critical thinking skills? Be the unsung hero by managing supplies so staff have the supplies and equipment they need to provide exceptional care.
What you’ll do
- Manage inventory by ordering, stocking, rotating and replenishing materials and supplies.
- Put away supplies. Check the quality and quantity of goods and document discrepancies on manifest. Resolve discrepancies and return goods by correcting the manifest, completing return paperwork and forwarding a copy with goods being returned to off-site fulfillment centre.
- Communicate with warehouse staff and other members of the Hospital Replenishment and Distribution team when items are out of stock or when orders are incomplete or deleted. Verify back-ordered items and/or obtain estimated time of arrival from the unfulfilled report. Refer problems to supervisor for follow-up. Consult with user departments in order to alleviate potential supply-related problems.
- Communicate with end users regarding product recalls. Retrieve and process recalled items and return to fulfillment centre.
- Process additions and deletions. Switch out old product with new, change product labels and ensure old product is returned to the fulfilment centre
What you bring
- Grade 12 graduation
- One year of recent related experience
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with inventory, stocking, replenishment, warehouse, supply chain, distribution, stores and merchandising
You also can:
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Work well with others.
- Organize your work.
- Physically able to perform the duties of the position.
- Operate related equipment.
What’s in it for you
Working for the Hospital Replenishment and Distribution Team you will:
- Help us give our patients the best care by making sure staff have the supplies they need.
- Enjoy a great corporate culture, growth opportunities and flexibility.
- Be challenged with diverse duties.
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Status: Casual (Casual is defined as on call with no guaranteed hours. Shifts can be called out via short call (1-5 hours of notice) or pre-booked).
- Location: Supporting two sites - Richmond General Hospital / UBC Hospital
- Department: In Hospital Replenishment Team
- Wage: $21.35/ per hour +12.6% straight time pay in lieu
- Hours: Various Shifts (Days, Nights, Weekends), Sunday through Saturday
- Reference #: 099130E
What we do
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
- PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and strive to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.