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Supply Distribution Technician - Temporary

San Joaquin General Hospital - Distribution Services

Recruitment #0219-RH0820-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill one temporary position in the San Joaquin General Hospital -Supply Distribution Services and future positions as they occur.  The department is seeking a candidate with experience in an acute care hospital as a Stock Clerk which included receiving supplies.  An ideal candidate will possess clerical experience and knowledge of inventory and stocking of supplies.  The Supply Distribution Services Department is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the flow of materials/supplies from their initial purchase through internal operations to the service point through distribution.  This temporary assignment is projected to be through October although it may be extended based upon the department's operational needs.  This position will be working approximately 40 hours per week and will include working nights and weekends

Prior to employment, a pre-employment drug screening must be successfully passed.

San Joaquin General Hospital is a level III trauma center that is "committed to creating a warm and personal environment which is sensitive to both a patient’s emotional and physical needs.  At San Joaquin General Hospital, “we are proud and confident of our tradition of serving and caring for our patients with courtesy, respect, dignity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude".

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • 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.

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

    Experience:  Six months experience equivalent to Stock Clerk in an acute care hospital which included receiving supplies.  

    Offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening test.


    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.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen. 

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   
    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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