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The Clinical Products Advisor is appointed by the nursing
division to assist nursing staff, medical and other hospital
personnel when requested, in the selection, evaluation and
procurement of medical devices. This includes equipment, clinical
products and consumable items.
The position works closely with clinical staff, Material Resources and Biomedical Engineering to ensure all products are
properly integrated into the clinical setting.
Consultation will occur with other relevant groups, for example,
Infection control, O,H&S and pharmacy when required.
The RCH Clinical Products Advisor:
Biomedical Engineering at the RCH is responsible for ensuring
that all medical and laboratory equipment is operating according to
manufacturer's guidelines and standards.
The department provides advice concerning:
The technical safety and performance of medical equipment purchased
by the hospital is assessed by Biomedical Engineering.
Health Purchasing Victoria (HPV) was established by the
government to facilitate the reform of procurement within the
public health care sector. HPV facilitate access to products
and services and manage state contracts on behalf of the government
and participating health services.
At present, all Victorian Public hospitals and health services are obliged to use
HPV contracts unless an exemption has been granted pursuant to the
Health Services Act 1988. HPV reports to the Minister for
Health. More information can be found on their website www.hpv.org.au
NB. Access to HPV contracts is available to all public hospital
personnel with a hospital e-mail account. Please discuss with Material Resources to obtain a login.