The RME Coordinator provides oversight in the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of critical and semi-critical medical devices within the RME Program. Reviews the acquisition of new equipment and advises using services of anticipated delivery dates. Controls the release of any new equipment until verification of all SOPs have been developed and communicated to staff. This includes coordination across services and/or disciplines which can influence the organizational mission, vision, values and strategic priorities for RME. Monitors, analyzes and provides consultation on infection control issues regarding RME. Participates in clinical rounds to assist in the verification of each service's SOPs for RME. Investigates the need for any manufacturer and model-specific SOP required for new RME at the time of the acquisition request. When new SOPs are required, obtains the necessary information from the manufacturer or vendor. Develops SOPs to standardize equipment used in the medical center. Educates hospital staff, including the executive level, on all new equipment to ensure compliance is met as it relates to RME. The Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) Coordinator plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all activities associated with a comprehensive total reusable medical equipment support operation; this includes the oversight and coordination of standard operating procedures (SOP), provided recommendations and assistance to. staff members and speaks for senior management in many instances. In addition, - is responsible to interact administratively with all services that are impacted by RME. This includes, but not limited to: Dental, Medicine, Imaging, Nursing, Surgery and more. He/she formulates and participates in the development of health care management policies, programs and operations. The incumbent will investigate with the requesting service the need for any manufacturer and model specific SOP's required for the requested RME at the time the acquisition request for new equipment received in Beckley VAMC . If new SOP's are required, the incumbent will obtain and review necessary information from the manufacturer or vendor for cleaning and re-processing. In addition, she/he will collaborate with the Chief of Sterile Processing Service (SPS) on any anticipated equipment acquisitions for evaluation of ability to comply with manufacturer's recommendations for terminal cleaning and sterilization. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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