1+ months

Senior Field Clinical Procedure Specialist, EP- West

Green Oaks, IL 60048

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior EP Field Clinical Procedure Specialist. This position will be primarily responsible for demonstrated and consistent technical and clinical support to the Field Clinical Affairs Organization, with specific focus on EP technologies and therapy areas. This individual will provide field support of Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) and clinical research trial procedures with Abbott EP technologies, as well as, accurate technical support/troubleshooting, project and/or territory management, general field image representation for Abbott, and field input to EP product management groups. Will function as an expert resource for covering procedures, handling challenging technical troubleshooting scenarios, critical software or product testing, product or project advisory boards, and high profile presentations.

Job Duties:

  • Provides field support for clinical research related procedures in the EP therapy area
    • Serves as a technology and procedure expert and resource to both the Field Clinical Affairs personnel, as well as, physicians and research personnel at the site
    • Responsible for product reporting and troubleshooting with customers and field personnel within the EP clinical research portfolio
    • Serves as critical component in procedure to help provide guidance to achieve optimal clinical outcomes with EP clinical device  and/or procedure
    • Proactively and critically examine ways to enhance overall clinical trial performance regionally
      • Collaborate with and provide feedback to FCA Director Therapy Champion, Clinical and Field Management, Study teams, Field Clinical Operations Specialists champions and FCOSs on study design and procedure and product experiences.
      • Provide ongoing feedback concerning all aspects of study progress, specifically procedure related, for the purpose of developing and implementing strategies that will contribute to organizational and corporate goals/objectives.
      • Identify and communicate best practices relevant to clinical trial execution.
      • Work with territory FCOSs and their sites to share best practices and develop capabilities to  optimize trial participation and contribution
      • Seek opportunities to continue demonstrating and developing personal technical, research, and organizational leadership qualities. 
        • Active participant and contributor on EP Council.
        • Collaborate with FCA management to support key EP projects.
        • Develop key relationships with in-house EP technical and R&D teams.
        • Participate in corporate EP product education – development and review of training materials, presentations, regional and national product launches, and EP commercial field education.
        • Utilize recognized technical expertise in other regions as applicable.
        • Engage in personally-initiated high impact projects.
        • Develop collaborative cross-divisional team relationships

          • Function as a “pipeline” between Abbott and the Medical Community, in the EP space, constantly communicating important information to customers, within the FCA group and to other departments (product planning, engineering, marketing and education).  This includes providing Product feedback, comments and suggestions and Competitive information to the Product Planning and Marketing groups.
          • Develop several key accounts where the FCPS presence can produce maximum benefits, both to the company and to the FCPS’s professional development.  These key accounts should be resource centers to Abbott for IDE clinical trials, employee training and Advisory Boards.
          • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
            • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
            • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

              General Qualifications

              • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, biological sciences, a related field, equivalent or related certification in cardiology.
              • Typically a minimum of 5years of relevant clinical experience, with in-depth knowledge of interventional cardiology and related EP technologies or cardiac interventions
              • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
              • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
              • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
                • Advanced verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.  Exceptional presentation and influence skills.
                • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
                • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
                • Ability to travel approximately 80%.
                • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
                  Job Family: Field Services
                  Division: MD Medical Devices
                  Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
                  Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
                  Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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