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Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager and/or Lab Manager, the Assistant Buyer/Lab Clerk is responsible for providing support to the purchasing and Laboratory department at MMHD.

This position description is intended to identify some of the duties and responsibilities of this position. MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description.


1. High School Diploma or GED.

2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and other applications required to issue, receive, and purchase products for the hospital.

3. 2+ years of clerical experience preferred

4. Excellent written and verbal communication Skills


General Competencies:

1. Professional behavior is demonstrated, both when on duty and as a representative of MMHD outside of normal work hours.

2. Ability to work with others, at all levels within the organization, and collaborate effectively.

3. Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.

4. A positive working relationship with patients, visitors, and facility staff is demonstrated.

5. Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.

6. Produces deliverable products on time, within budget with minimal direction.

7. Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications. Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained.

8. Maintains an organized set of records, upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job.

9. Communicates appropriately and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers.

10. Performs all assigned tasks accurately, to include proper spelling and grammar, reference materials, and minimal mathematical calculation.

11. Takes direction from others to include those employees of other departments with which he/she works on a temporary basis in accordance with the chain of command.

12. Maintains all information as confidential as appropriate, to include personnel information, and other information obtained during the course of performing job duties that is confidential.

13. Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions.

14. Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary and in a professional and friendly manner.

15. Other duties as assigned.

Specific Competencies:

1. Understands the organization’s policies and procedures on procurement, purchase orders, and ordering so that he/she can backfill those functions in the absence of a purchasing manager.

2. Creates new items for use in the hospital, assigns vendor and determines inventory levels.

3. Assigns charge codes for patient chargeable items.

4. Researches new suppliers for backordered items, if appropriate.

5. Determines which vendor is best for each item. Consider price, availability, GPO membership and lead time.

6. Maintains supply room (stock) inventory.

7. Assists with restocking supply closets.

8. Assists other department managers in identifying products for their departments.

9. Helps to resolve all material management issues and process returns and credits.

10. Maintain lab supplies and reagents inventory, par levels, and outdate tracking.

11. Place orders and track orders for lab supplies and reagents including back-order tracking.

12. Clerical assistant to Laboratory Manager.

13. Helps coordinate outside vendors for services such as for preventative maintenance or repair of lab machines.

Professional Requirements:

1. Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional.

2. Completes annual education requirements if applicable.

3. Maintains regulatory requirements.

4. Wears identification while on duty.

5. Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process.

6. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.

7. Attends all meetings as appropriate.

8. Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Mayers Memorial Hospital District in the performance of job duties

9. Performs other duties, as assigned.


1. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily when necessary.

2. Is involved with personnel, visitors, and government agencies, etc., when necessary.

3. Is occasionally involved in processing scopes and other instruments in a patient-care environment.

4. Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies.


1. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, walks and moves during working hours.

2. Able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

*Extensive Full-time Employee benefit package (PTO, Paid sick time, holiday time off, 
Bereavement pay, jury duty, affordable health insurance for self or family, 401K, 
Cell phone discount, Obstetrics benefit plan, etc.) 


Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and other applications required to issue, receive, and purchase products for the hospital. 2+ years of clerical experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication Skills

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 22.69
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 27.95

    About Mayers Memorial Hospital District

    Here at Mayers Memorial Healthcare District we value your health, well being and happiness. Our dedicated staff is here to provide quality, compassionate healthcare. We are "friends and family caring for friends and family."

    MMHD is located near the junction of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges in the northeastern California. Mayers has been providing high quality healthcare since 1956. With facilities in the rural communities of both Fall River Mills and Burney, we are here to provide quality care for all the residents and visitors of our service area.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No