Job: Central Services Technician (Open and Promotional)

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Job Title:Central Services Technician (Open and Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 08/22/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$21.45 - $26.81 Hourly
$1,716.00 - $2,144.80 Biweekly
$3,718.00 - $4,647.07 Monthly
$44,616.00 - $55,764.80 Annually
Job Type:Regular
Location:San Mateo County, California

San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is a public hospital and clinic system fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The Medical Center operates outpatient clinics throughout San Mateo County and an acute-care hospital in San Mateo. The mission of San Mateo Medical Center is to "partner with patients to provide excellent care with compassion and respect." As part of an integrated Health System, the Medical Center serves the healthcare needs of all residents of San Mateo County, with an emphasis on education and prevention.

SMMC is seeking an experienced Central Services Technician to perform duties associated with handling medical supplies in the Medical Center.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience with Physical Inventory.
  • Knowledge of distribution and warehousing.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds, such as supplies and equipment.
  • Flexible scheduling (weekends, holidays, evenings, other shifts, etc.).
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following, if assigned to Central Services and Supply (Option 3):
  • Receive and place stock into inventory.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies.
  • Process par level forms.
  • Replenish supplies in various healthcare units.
  • Deliver supplies in case of an emergency.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Principles, techniques and procedures specific to area of assignment; principles and techniques in delivering patient care services related to personal hygiene, comfort, treatment, transportation, rehabilitation and physical or psychosocial needs; infection control; diagnostic imaging; and safe lifting techniques.

If assigned to Option 3 – Central Services and Supply: Principles and techniques of maintaining stock of and delivering medical supplies to various medical departments in a hospital or skilled nursing facility; proper inventory control; and computer data entry and retrieval.

Skill/Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally and in writing; perform a variety of tasks and activities; develop and maintain empathetic attitudes toward patients; provide assistance in delivering patient care in a medical setting such as bathing, feeding, bed making, dressing, and sterilization of patient care equipment; observe and record patient conditions and vital signs; lift and transport patients and heavy items such as supplies and equipment; work with patients with multiple diagnoses; and work with a culturally, socio-economically diverse patient population of varying ages.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Option 3 – Central Services and Supply: One year of experience in a hospital or acute care nursing facility performing relevant activities in a central supply department.

Some positions may require a current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or a valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidate's application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations, or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: August 22, 2017
Application Screening: Week of August 28, 2017
Panel Interviews: September 12 and/or 13, 2017

The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Lillian Lilles (080817)  (Medical Services Assistant II - F079)

Keywords: Inventory, order, hospital

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