Geisinger Health System Merchandise Assistant in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Merchandise Assistant

LOCATION: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

DEPARTMENT: Volunteer Services

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full-time

Travel between Geisinger facilities in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton is required

Must have valid PA driver's license


The merchandise assistant will work with the merchandise coordinator and regional managers to assist with clerical tasks, data entry, visual merchandising and inventory levels. The merchandise assistant will assist with processing invoice records, transfers, reorders, quantity adjustments, back stock, vendor relations and physical inventories. This position requires communication with all members of the retail services team as well as vendors and stores.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction as well as enhance the patient experience.

Works under the supervision of the Merchandise Coordinator.


Demonstrates communication skills.

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills in order to enhance the patient experience.

Demonstrates ability to perform basic mathematical calculations easily.

Demonstrates ability to thoroughly complete assigned tasks accurately and timely paying attention to detail.

Basic computer skills required: Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook.


High school graduate or GED required.

2-4 years of previous retail experience preferred.

Requires three months of on-the-job training to become familiar with job duties and responsibilities.


Work is typically performed in the gift shop.

Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 20 lbs. Push carts with up to 50 lbs.

Travel between facilities is required (Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger Community Medical Center).

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.