Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC's Operating Rooms Implant Rooms department has an outstanding opportunity for a full time, swing shift PROGRAM COORDINATOR. The Implant Program Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the OR Prosthesis Program pertaining to facilitation of implant availability, implant billing, implant payment, and implant inventory management. The position requires a high degree of surgical implant knowledge regarding their usage, application in surgery, tracking, and how they are stored. The Program Coordinator works with Assistant Nurse Mangers to identify substitutions or alternatives for back-ordered implants as well as inventory management. The Implant Program Coordinator is responsible for receiving and stocking implant products and related supplies; reconciles purchase orders pertaining to implants received from vendor; utilizes Materials Management computer program for inventory control, ordering, and generation of reports; serves as liaison and information resource for clinical staff regarding implants; resolves concerns pertaining to implants; facilitates delivery of implants to surgical suites; coordinates and confirms the availability of implants according to the surgical schedule in advance of the procedure. The Program Coordinator communicates with Physicians, Vendors, Clinic PCCs, Residents, and PAs to clarify surgical implant requests prior to scheduling case for surgery; possesses in-depth knowledge to accurately perform necessary tasks regarding implant billing within an immediate time frame. Under general direction of the Business Manager, the Program Coordinator assigns daily tasks to the Program Assistants of OR Prosthesis.
Responsibilities may include:
Immediately respond to overhead and digital pages.
Appropriate communication with all staff and vendors when necessary; act as liaison for clinical staff regarding implant concerns.
Receive all stock, non-stock and consignment items pertaining to implants. Examine product for quality, quantity and exactness to original purchase order; return all damaged goods and loaned items to vendor.
Appropriately place stock, non-stock and consignment implants in designated location
Maintain correct inventory and par levels by tracking serial numbers and expiration dates of product(s). Notify vendor of soon-to-be expired item(s).
Reshelf unused implants returned from operating and adjust inventory with approval from Business Manager
Continually check OR schedule in advance for needed implants and ensure everything needed is in the Implant Room no later than 24 hours in advance.
In-depth knowledge of implants and matching instrumentation for any given case and immediately respond to all requests for the aforementioned to the appropriate operating room, and respond to requests for unanticipated implants and facilitate prompt delivery to requesting operating room.
Assume accountability for all related implant issues and identifying opportunities for improvement in daily operations of Surgical Services.
Generate usage report of implant products, monthly Implant Wastage Reports, and maintain Tissue Tracking database per FDA and Joint Commission guidelines and regulations.
Facilitate trials of implant products.
Perform all other duties as required by Business Manager for Surgical Services.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty,OR equivalent education/experience.
Additional Requirements:Demonstrated experience working with medical supplies.
Bachelor's degree preferred
Three years' experience working with implants in an Operating Room
Three years' experience with receiving and distributing inventory in an Operating Room
Three years' experience facilitating surgical procedures requiring implants
Proficient in implant/prosthesis terminology and surgical application
Knowledge of FDA regulations and TJC guidelines pertaining to implants/prosthesis
Knowledge of medical terminology
Computer proficiency which includes word processing and spreadsheets
Ability to effectively and calmly communicate in highly stressful situations
Must actively promote teamwork and high quality customer care/services
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In addition to Coordinator activities, this position is expected to perform all duties associated with other Implant Room staff, and provide vacation, sick and on-call coverage as needed to support the department.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.