The Facility Implant Coordinator demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving care through collaborative strategies with others. Duties and or responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Ensuring that VA and VHA policies governing the management of implants are followed (The VA medical facility implant coordinator must have access to HER and other menu options as needed, to investigate issues associated with the implant process). Ensuring a system (manual or automated) is implemented for tracking all biological implants, from vendor or distributor to the recipient at implantation and that all necessary staff have access to local training on the system. Coordinating all aspects of implant management by working with Supply Chain Management, Prosthetics, Sterile Processing Service, the VHA CO and all clinical areas using implants. Ensuring biological and non-biological implants are entered into the EHR by clinical service personnel upon implantation. Reconciling implants uses with VA-owned inventory and vendor consignment stock or list by ensuring that adequate stock is available, while accounting for items used, ordered and identified in submitted consults. Coordinating with all applicable services to ensure implant availability, input of consults,replacement of stock and payment for used stock. Assisting respective clinical services in developing all requirements and documents needed for consignment agreements. Reporting any known issues with consigned inventory, such as expired implants or inadequate inventory levels or consignment vendors to the assigned service CORs. Ensuring that biological implants are stored, tracked and continuously monitored in accordance with manufacturer requirements (as applicable, to exclude autografts and VHA policy). Monitoring the processing of Prosthetic consults to ensure the timely procurement of needed implants and/or the payment for or replacement of used implants. Ensuring that clinical service submission of the prosthetic post-procedure surgical implant consults, consistent with VHA Directive 108.1(1) and within 2 business days, contains the following information: a. Date of procedure b. Reorder or bill only c. Vendor name d. Complete description of implant, including size and usage (e.g., coronary, skin, graft, biliary, carotid, esophageal, peripheral, renal) e. Reference, model and catalog number of implant, if available f. Serial number(s) and lot numbers(s), if available g. Quantity Coordinating with the Supply Chain Management inventory manager, purchasing agents for Prosthetics orders and the clinical service nurse manager, as appropriate, for delivery of implants by the sales representatives. Serving as the VA medical facility point of contact, along with Patient Safety Manager, to the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) for patient and provider notification in the event of a recall or safety notice potentially affecting Veterans with implants. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Current AHA BLS preferred. Experience managing Biological and/or Non-Biological Implants preferred. Work Schedule: Day/Evening Shifts - ( Shifts Will Be Discussed During Interview Process). Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.