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Senior Therapy Development Specialist, Catheter-based Therapies - Boston

Medtronic Boston, MA
  • Expired: September 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Senior Therapy Development Specialist, Catheter-based Therapies - Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Requisition #:
Post Date:
12 hours ago
Bring your talents to a leader inmedical technology and healthcare solutions. Rooted inour long history of mission-driven innovation, our medical technologies opendoors. We support your growth with the training, mentorship, andguidance you need to own your future success. Join usfor a career that changes lives.
The CoreValve Therapy Development
Specialist provides technical, clinical, educational and sales support to
ensure safe adoption and growth of the Medtronic CoreValve System and future
catheter-based therapy technologies. The
CoreValve Therapy Development Specialist works closely with implanting teams
and the Medtronic Catheter-based Therapies (CBT) and CVG field organizations to
drive procedural and practice success.

  • Technical and Clinical Support
  • Provide clinical expertise forTAVR implanting centers, including "scrubbing in" for TAVI implant proceduresto assist with loading valves onto delivery catheter, and providing technicalsupport in accordance with the instructions for use/trial protocol, and best-practicesto facilitate procedural consistency and best clinical outcomes
  • Educational Support
  • Provide support for siteperformance and to facilitate safe growth.Assist in education and training activities with physicians, hospitalsupport staff and Medtronic personnel.Stay abreast of and communicate clinical data regarding Medtronicproducts and TAVR therapy
  • Sales Support
  • Post approval, collaborate andstrategize with territory sales representative and CVG field organization inachieving sales targets and implementing business plans
The following responsibilities are
to be performed as appropriate in clinical trial case support and/or case support following commercial approval,
depending upon the approval status of the product at the time.
  • Technical and Clinical Support
  • Provide quality technicalsupport to help sites achieve procedural success
  • Provide technical support toMedtronic employees and implanting teams for CoreValve implant procedures inaccordance with Medtronic guidance
  • Provide technical leadershipfor TAVR device procedures. Educateimplanting teams on proper indications for TAVR procedures. Provide support on questions regarding devicesuitability with measuring ability and CT reconstruction expertise. Provide comprehensive technical supportincluding knowledge of imaging modalities (echo/angiography/CT), EKG, bloodpressure, wave forms, and ancillary procedural solutions
  • Knowledge of Clinical trialprotocols, and CoreValve and other Medtronic TAVR product IFUs for safe andeffective use of devices
  • Develop and maintaincomprehensive clinical and technical product knowledge. Understands current published TAVR andrelevant literature. Recognize andunderstand competitive products, industry trends, and CBT/CVG portfolio. Liaison with RD for technology improvementsand next generation needs
  • Educational Support
  • Oversee local education andtraining activities including coordination and set up procedure simulators,facilitation of simulated TAVI procedures and procedural troubleshooting, andcoordination and facilitation of staff in-services to include pre/peri/postTAVI procedure
  • Provide education on safe andeffective use of Medtronic products
  • Educate/train hospital staffwith proper valve loading instruction
  • Customer Service and SalesSupport
  • Support district salesstrategy working with sales representatives and managers to achieve businessplans within CBT business unit and broader CVG organization. Contribute to the development of a strongteam effort
  • Ensure comprehensive technicaland customer support within territory to maintain superior customer servicelevels and effective time management
  • Assist with customer managementof inventory ordering, shelf stock, and returns
  • Identify, establish andmaintain productive working relationships with key decision makers, customersand their staff, administrative staff, etc.
  • Participates incustomer/society education meetings and conventions
  • Respond to customer requestsand resolve complaints in a prompt and effective manner
  • Report and device complaintsto proper departments within quality assurance within Medtronic
  • Help drive and maintainquality initiatives and global best practice initiatives
  • Maintain high standards ofpersonal presentation and promote a professional personal and company image
  • Professional Development
  • Assist in training new hiresto Medtronic CBT team.
  • AdministrativeResponsibilities
  • Submit accurate and timelyexpense reports
  • Schedule travel arrangementsto ensure multiple objectives are accomplished
  • Maintain hospitaleligibility/access with various vendor credentialing services
  • Communication
  • Maintains a high level ofcommunication with appropriate CVG sales and leadership within assignedgeography
  • Communicate marketintelligence/competitor activity promptly, including potential sales leads, andinformation regarding product price or account activity to District Manager andother appropriate company personnel
  • Ensure a professional standardof written and verbal communication at all times
  • High School Degree and 9+ OR Associatedegree and 5+ OR Bachelor's degree and 3+ years clinical or sales experience;selling or supporting interventional cardiology, vascular or surgical products
  • Associate's Degree inengineering, nursing, or the sciences
  • Bachelor's Degree in Businessor Science
  • Experience with wires,balloons, catheters, stents)
  • Exceptional understanding ofcardiac and vascular anatomy, physiology, and pathology
  • Experience communicatingproduct's market advantages to physicians and hospital administration
  • Experience managing multipleaccounts
  • Experience teaching andeducating medical personnel, peers and technical support personnel
  • Imaging interpretationexperience (TTE or Trans Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE), CT, Angiograms)
  • Expertise with MicrosoftOutlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent influencing andconsulting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal andwritten communication skills
  • Ability to make timely andsound decisions
  • Strong project managementskills with experience coordinating programs
  • Thorough working knowledge ofmedical terminology, medical procedures and the medical device industry
  • Excellent customer serviceskills
  • Effectively build and maintainpositive relationships with peers and colleagues across organizational levelsand functions
  • Ability tocoordinate/participate in numerous tasks/projects in a fast-paced environmentin an organized manner while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal,written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic inaccomplishing objectives of the position
  • The physical demands describedwithin the Responsibilities section of this job description are representativeof those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions
  • While performing the duties ofthis job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interactwith a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers
  • Able to lift 20 pounds
  • Extended periods of time doingcomputer-based work
  • Hearing, sight and speakingability
  • Ability to use computers andCT reconstruction programing
  • Ability to travel extensivelyby car and plane. Must have valid driver's license for state of residency and activevehicle insurance policy
  • Wear lead apron for long periodsof time (2-3hrs on average)
  • Ability to operate a movingvehicle
  • Ability to work in Cath Labsor OR's with radiation exposure
  • Ability to travel withovernight stay up to 50- 75% of the time (geography variability)
  • Ability to conduct companybusiness outside of the typical Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm,work-schedule
  • Must have a valid driver'slicense and active vehicle insurance policy.In addition, your driving record will be reviewed and will be consideredas part of your application
  • Infectious disease; radiation;blood borne pathogens
  • Must be able to wear allrequi



Boston, MA
02133 USA