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Universal Health Services Purchasing Agent in JAMAICA PLAIN, Massachusetts


Purchasing Agent Opportunity -

Arbour Hospital is an important community resource for a wide range of vital behavioral healthcare services. We treat primary psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and constantly strive to meet the needs of our communities with treatment that address individualized behavioral health needs. At Arbour Hospital, we work diligently and compassionately to provide patients and their families with high-quality care and service excellence across a continuum of specialized behavioral health services. We have proudly served the residents of the greater Boston area since 1909. Our medical staff consists of psychiatrists who average 20 years of practice at our facility, providing a solid and trusted foundation for our patient-focused approach to behavioral healthcare. We stand ready to provide compassionate care through inpatient treatment and a strong continuum of aftercare services, community-based programs, and day treatment.


The Purchasing Agent position is a full-time, benefit eligible, 40 hours per week position. This position is responsible for the complete purchasing process from requisition and approval to ordering, tracking, delivery of office supplies and invoice approval for three behavioral health facilities. The candidate is also responsible for mail pickup, posting, and internal distribution at the JP location.

Benefits For the Payroll and Account Payable Coordinator Include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement - $4,000 per year

  • Tuition savings to continue your education with Chamberlain University

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Career development opportunities across UHS and our 300+ locations!

  • Diverse programming to expand your experience

  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans

  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan

  • A supportive and collaborative team environment


  • Researches, plans and implements purchase of equipment and supplies for 3 subsidiaries in a timely manner. Works with vendors to ensure advantageous pricing, service & delivery

  • Procures best pricing from corporate vendors and web site(s) as well as follow-up of delivery dates

  • Acts as chief resource regarding information on available products and helps plan specific purchases interacting in a professional manner with all levels of management

  • Works with unit managers to maintain patient care supplies on a par level as well as appropriate backup of patient supplies

  • Via software, maintains all ordering and purchasing history and provides ability to track specific projects and project types

  • Primary person to generate the CAR (Capital Equipment) in the UHS system with appropriate backup and minimum bids required

  • Facilitates all purchased services and repairs regarding medical and office equipment, as well as office and patient care furniture on a timely basis. Ensures best pricing and provides follow up communication to staff regarding repair status

  • Places service calls same day of notification and personally checks equipment when appropriate to ensure service call is warranted

  • Maintains and updates inventory of office and medical equipment and is primary lead person in coordinating annual inventories for the corporation.

About Universal Health Services

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.



  • High School Diploma Required, Bachelor's Preferred

  • Valid Driver’s license is required. Purchasing or materials management experience preferred but will provide training to the right candidate

  • Computer Proficiency

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.comor 1-800-852-3449.