The Medical Supply Technician - Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) Coordinator serves as a monitoring specialist for all RME activities of the Sterile Processing Service (SPS). Knowledge of the processes for RME are required for this position. The incumbent will be required to maintain current knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which document the processes and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and preparation of RME appropriate to this position. Duties include, but are not limited to: 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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