Supply Distribution Technician (#RH0820)
$17.85-$21.70 Hourly / $3,094.47-$3,761.35 Monthly / $37,133.73-$45,136.28 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.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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