Supply Chain Intern

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 2/5/2017

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients \\"Ask for Mary,\\" they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.
Mission Statement
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Summary: Summer internship opportunity for college student to assist in the procurement process and supply chain management for clinical and non-clinical supplies. To act as an assistant to staff within MFB in a variety of roles, potentially including procurement manager, warehouse/inventory management, decision support analyst, and finance.

Internship Type:
This is an unpaid, part time internship.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Computer expertise needed to provide line item entry into procurement software (Great Plains Purchasing module) Correspondence and coordination with suppliers to include product details and to receive PO signatures and invoices in timely fashion.

Create database of MFB medical supplies and relate these to preferred, secondary, and tertiary suppliers. Also to further create a database of therapy supplies for satellite facilities to align purchasing practices/prices

Logistics coordination with inventory manager and assist manager with receiving Develop labeling conventions for nurse servers, clean utility shelving, exchange carts. Assist with mock-up of shelving for clean supplies and gather feedback from nursing.

Build non-chargeable patient care items in Cerner for increased cost tracking of patient care supplies/inventory management.

Organizational skills to help with warehouse management under direction of manager.

Other Job Responsibilities:
Experience gained for intern includes:Specifications, procurement process, logistics, database creation.

Customer Service Responsibilities:
Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.

Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:
Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.

Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):

* Currently in college, preferably with interest/experience in supply chain management

* Physical Demands: Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; able to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; able to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)

Reporting Relationship:
Report to Director of Finance

Work Schedule
20 hours per week for a 10-12 week period. Actual hours and duration of internship will be determined at the time of position being awarded.

This is an unpaid intern position. The reward will be the valuable experience gained in the areas of Supply Chain Management and Procurement.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.