Supply Distribution Technician (#RH0820)
$15.42-$18.74 Hourly / $2,672.80-$3,248.27 Monthly / $32,073.60-$38,979.20 Yearly


Under supervision, performs routine clerical and technical work in the requisitioning, receiving, inventory and stocking of patient care materials and supplies; may learn to clean, decontaminate, prepare and sterilize surgical and procedure trays; performs ancillary duties in the Sterile Processing Unit; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Incumbents of this class inventory, requisition and supply materials for nursing units and other patient care areas of Health Care Services and may cross-train on more routine duties in the Sterile Processing Unit. This class is distinguished from Sterile Processing Technician I and II in that incumbents of the latter classes clean, decontaminate, prepare and sterilize surgical and procedure trays and case carts in the Sterile Processing Unit.


  • Inventories nursing units; determines amounts needed to bring unit supply to established par level; may recommend changes to par level based on usage patterns.
  • Selects items to re-supply nursing units; delivers needed items on a regular basis as well as an emergency basis.
  • Receives supply requests from outlying patient care areas; fills orders and delivers or arranges for delivery.
  • Receives and records incoming supplies; labels supplies with patient charge tags; stocks supplies in central supply.
  • Wrap and autoclave supply items for storage.
  • May assist in the inventory control process, including the maintenance and rotation of inventory.
  • May enter data into computer and maintain inventory database of ESI or other inventory system.

    Experience:  Six months experience equivalent to Nursing Assistant or Stock Clerk in an acute care hospital.


    Equipment, instrumentation and supplies common to an acute care hospital; knowledge of inventory control concepts and applications; knowledge of supply storage standards and practices.


    Receive, store and distribute medical supplies and equipment according to established standards and procedures; deal tactfully with staff and other hospital departments; maintain excellent customer service.


    Requires ability to stand and work for prolonged periods of time; ability to bend, stoop, and reach overhead; manual dexterity sufficient to gather, stock and distribute inventory; vision sufficient to distinguish between various instruments and supplies; employees may be required to push distribution carts weighing up to 100 pounds and to lift and carry supplies weighing up to 30 pounds.

    CLASS: RH0820; EST: 9/13/1995; REV: ;