Clinical Specialist, Mechanical Circulatory Support - Cleveland

Medtronic - Cleveland, OH (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Summary

The Clinical Specialist demonstrates quality in all actions; Manages the development, administration, and, distributor and customer education programs pertinent to Medtronic HeartWare’s products and technology. Formulates and implements policies and procedures, and participates in all facets operational decision making pertaining to the programs of the organizational unit. Trains and educates investigators/customers on proper use of the Medtronic HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) product and technology. Works with surgeons, nurses, research coordinators, cardiologists and other hospital personnel to facilitate optimal outcomes during implant, post-operative care and long-term use of the HVAD system. Supports Field Sales on providing the best possible outcomes and service for our customers. Works closely with Sales team and provides case support to wider team when required. Will partner with Chief Medical Officer on case analysis, trouble shooting and clinical trial support. Collaborates with Marketing/Product Management, Engineering and Clinical Affairs on key projects and initiatives. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships.

Essential duties and responsibilities
Provides leadership and direction in all aspects of the establishment, implementation, promotion, and administration of the clinical education activities, to include assessment, curriculum planning, communications and clinical skills development, and educational support
Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
Maintain contact with customers to evaluate their clinical and educational needs
Develop and execute clinical education programs designed to enhance user competencies
Cultivates close relationship with strategic business partners, including all training centers and opinion leaders
Provides new employee training on products, technology and materials
Assist in developing objectives, and programs for marketing and selling the Company’s products
Provides nursing and/or medical expertise in the development, implementation, and case reports, journal articles and clinical reports from clinicians
Plans, directs, and coordinates educational workshops, and other programs, events, and activities
Leads efforts to place speakers on podiums at key conferences
Represents HeartWare at conferences and symposiums
Responsible for initiating site contacts, providing technical and clinical support to customers
Work with other departments to establish priorities for the Company direction, new product development, and customer satisfaction
Input to management any and all situations affecting clinical results and sales


Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum 5 years of clinical experience

Medical device sales within cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology or endovascular surgery
Demonstrated cardiac operating theatre and/or cath lab experience
MBA or graduate degreee preferred.
BS/BA degree in relevant field/discipline required such as Nursing, Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Marketing or equivilent
Clinical trial experience within medical device space is a bonus.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
Knowledge of adult education and communication principles and practices
Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written comminication skilees and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community
Desire to help others
Compossed under stress
Strategic planning skills
Advanced knowledge and understanding of nursing and/or medical principles, methods, and procedures
Ability to develop, implement and evaluate clinical education methodologies and assessment instruments
Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments
Working knowledge of conflict resolution and mediation principles and techniques
Must be willing and able to travel
Must reside in the United States

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Frequent required travel to customer clinics, hospitals and offsite meetings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile
Continuous verbal and written communication
Frequent 2- handed lifting of up to 40 lbs. from floor to chair/table and from one to another surface at approximately the same level
Sitting, standing and/or walking for up to eight plus hours per day
Environmental exposures include eye protection, infectious disease and radiation
Ability to wear 7-9 lbs of lead for extended periods of time while in the O.R.
Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
Ability to effectively use a mobile phone, PC, keyboard and mouse
Frequent bending/stooping, squatting and balance
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in relation to travel and operating a personal computer
Must be able to drive approximately 80% of the time within assigned territory.
Clinical Specialists are required to be within their assigned territory each day to be available as unscheduled needs arise. CS’s are required to work a number of weekend and holidays during the quarter, as determined by local management. Weeknight call coverage is the primary responsibility of the Sales Rep, however, at times, business and/or geographical needs require a CS to be scheduled for week night coverage as approved by regional management.
Must have a valid driver's license and active vehicle insurance policy. In addition, your driving record will be reviewed and will be considered as part of your application.

Travel Requirements:
Minimum travel of 50%

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.