Providence Oregon Jobs

Job Information

Providence Health & Services Home Care Purchasing, Inventory and Warehouse Manager in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a HME Purchasing and Warehouse Manager - Durable Medical Equipment Administration (1.0 FTE, Days) to Home Service Building in Portland, OR.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire System .

Do you want to join a progressive, people-focused team in a highly engaged environment? Do you want to work with a collaborative team of professionals, each bringing special skills and experience in service to our foundational Mission of patient-centered care? Providence Home Medical Equipment is seeking a management role to lead a team of highly innovative caregivers who are excited about the work they do and are choosing to make a difference in the lives of others.

We are seeking a HME Purchasing and Warehouse Manager - Durable Medical Equipment Administration that will oversee and lead people, operations, and facilities related to procurement, warehousing, disposition, and logistics of supplies and equipment for Providence Home Medical Equipment across multiple sites throughout the PSJH service area. As an integral member of the HME leadership team, the Manager leads purchasing and warehousing operations to achieve the financial, quality, and service goals of the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and engage Supervisors, Coordinators and caregivers in delivering outstanding care and services to Providence HME patients and customers

  • Develop, manage and lead supply chain and purchasing activities at all Providence HME sites, and in conjunction with HME Managers, sets global and local operational policy, personnel competencies, performance standards, and performance metrics applicable to all locations

  • Oversee equipment, product, and supply storage and disposition, purchasing, asset management, and inventory for all HME sites

  • Establish effective training and competency development programs that assure high reliability in warehouse, supply chain, and patient care equipment

  • Routinely evaluate supply and equipment needs based on demand and trends, sets minimum and maximums, audits compliance to avoid shortages or excess inventory that can lead to interruptions in patient care and waste

  • Anticipate product shortages and takes appropriate actions to sustain patient care and operations

  • Oversee and perform annual physical inventory and routine inventory cycle counts

  • Assure all products purchased and received meet or exceed minimum quality specifications for the ministry and are acquired at the best price available using direct or system contracts

  • Promptly and effectively resolves quality concerns with suppliers and manufacturers, assuring continuity of patient care and mitigating risks to ministry or patient

  • Coordinate product recall and documentation when indicated

  • Assure ongoing efficiency, appropriateness, safety, and effectiveness of warehouse and purchasing

  • Review key operational and financial criteria used to assess operational and financial performance

  • Refine criteria, if necessary, to capture measurable performance expectations and outcomes going forward

  • Regularly and systematically assesses, and when necessary, develops and implements plans of action to accomplish required change and vigilantly reassesses outcomes to meet or exceed operational, quality, and financial expectations and benchmarks

  • Establish new direct contracts when advantageous to the ministry and allowed by system supply chain

  • Assure compliance with contracts and holds vendors accountable to terms, When allowed, pursues ‘failure to supply’, rebates, discounts, patient assistance programs, and other programs favorable to the ministry and fulfilling the mission

  • Assure HME system product and supply master files and knowledge bases are routinely updated with the most current information, including price changes, product descriptions, procedure codes, UOM, quantity and other system requirements

  • Assure selection, purchasing, storage, use, disposition of all supplies, equipment, assets, and other materials are consistently in compliance with policies, all State and Federal regulations, professional practice standards, safety standards, and guidelines including but not limited to: TJC standards; HITECH/HIPPA; FDA, OSHA, L&I, NIOSH guidelines

  • Anticipate and plans for the impact of practice and regulatory changes

  • Identify gaps in departmental and ministry practices, policies and procedures and assures corrective action plans are established, implemented and completed in a timely fashion

  • Identify departmental and ministry re-engineering opportunities through new technology, new services and/or reorganization of workflow to realize cost savings, service improvement and generation of new revenue


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Business or related healthcare

  • Five (5) years of Leadership experience including financial management, leading people, purchasing, inventory control, and supply chain management.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 288300