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Senior Field Clinical Engineer, Cardiac Ablation Solutions - West Region

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Senior Field Clinical Engineer, Cardiac Ablation Solutions - West Region


United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

5 days ago

Location:United States, West
(Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle).

This is a field-based

**Careers That ChangeLives**

Help lead the effort to create
global strategies for worldwide medical device approvals to introduce new
products to market.Bring your talents to a leader in medical technology
and healthcare solutions. Rooted in our long history of mission-driven
innovation, our medical technologies open doors. We support your growth with the
training, mentoring, and guidance you need to own your future success. Join us
for a career that changes lives.

In this exciting role as
a Senior Field Clinical Engineer (FCE) for the CRHF Cardiac Ablation
Solutions Field Clinical Organization (FCO) team, you willprovide
technical support to clinical study sites by serving as the technical resource
between engineering and the medical community. In this role, you will be
present during the initial cardiac ablation procedure to determine how the
product interacts with a human body. FCEs are responsible for identifying
investigators, presenting protocols for a study, assisting investigators in
product application, and submitting status reports on all programs. The work
you do will support research and development in evaluating concepts of new
products and modifying existing devices or therapies. You may have the
opportunity to publish data and findings in journals and others in the role may
have existing patents and/or patent applications.

**Impactpatient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.**


Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG)

The Cardiac and Vascular Group
brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one
cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of
our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the
needs of customers and patients across the globe. This group includes Aortic,
Peripheral and Venous (APV), Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF),Cardiac
Ablation Solutions (CAS),and Coronary and Structural Heart products.

Cardiac Ablation Solutions (CAS)
offers products and therapies to treat atrial fibrillation.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the
following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Provides technical support to clinical study sites byserving as the technical resource between engineering and the medicalcommunity.

+ This position is applicable when complex products areinvolved in clinical trials.

+ Typically present during initial cardiac ablationprocedure to determine how the product interacts with a human body.

+ Responsible for identifying investigators, presentingprotocols for a study, assisting investigators in product application, andsubmitting status reports on all programs.

+ Support research and development in evaluating conceptsof new products and modifying existing products or therapies.

+ Individuals in this role are often publishing data andfindings in journals and may have existing patents and/or patentapplications.

Other Responsibilities:

+ Provides all aspects of support forClinical Research studies by identifying investigators, nominating sites,performing activation duties, providing training, encouraging enrollment,ensuring quality data acquisition and performing study closure activities.

+ Responsible for gaining and maintainingknowledge of clinical sites to best understand and assess physiciansinterests and capabilities.

+ Develops expertise in clinical and marketreleased products and functions as a local technical/clinical resource forMedtronic and the customer.

+ May be present in the operating room duringclinical procedures as well as physician office to facilitate patienttesting and data collection.

+ Responsible for developing and leveragingrelationships in the field to drive clinical activity and maintain focuson the customer.

+ Provides feedback from clinical sites onthe performance of the product to be incorporated in engineering designsor enhancements, supports research and development in evaluating conceptsfor new products, and considers potential modifications for existingdevices while serving as a technical resource between engineering and themedical pacing community.

+ Provides prospective and real-time feedbackto clinical study management in study design and documentdevelopment.

+ Plays a critical role in educating customers,sales partners and internal Clinical Research talent on the technologythat they support.

+ Develop and maintain strong workingrelationships with Customers (hospital/Clinical Research center) andMedtronic field throughout territory. Independently managerelationships and all clinical and research activity at Customers withinassigned territory.

+ Partner with field clinical colleagues, andother Medtronic field partners, in the identification, cultivation andprioritization of study investigators/physicians.

+ Facilitate/drive the research centerqualification and activation processes for all Clinical Research studiesin partnership with cross-functional clinical partners.

+ Provide and evaluate technical and protocoltraining to Customers and Medtronic partners. Provide Good ClinicalPractice (GCP) and/Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP) training as neededto both Customers and Medtronic partners. Assist physicians inproduct application, training and troubleshooting. Ensure adherenceto clinical protocols.

+ Provide technical support to Customers duringcardiac ablation procedures and trouble-shooting as needed in support ofclinical trials.

+ Collaborate with Customers, salescolleagues, and cross-functional clinical partners to meet or exceed studyenrollment goals. Collaborate with cross-functional clinical partners todevelop enrollment tools and study management documents through input andreview.

+ Interpret and apply regulations andclinical standards in providing comprehensive administrative oversightacross assigned Customers. Oversee clinical research data collection andprotocol compliance (visit compliance/Case Report Form (CRF)completion/Monitoring action items) and work with cross-functionalpartners to provide corrective action, if needed.

+ Provide continuous communication tocross-functional clinical partners, field research partners and salescolleagues regarding the status and performance of multiple studies withinthe scope of the territory.

+ Actively disseminate clinical researchevidence. Keep abreast of current literature, emerging science,technological developments and trends, and public database registrationson similar and competitive products

+ Provide Clinical Research support acrossdifferent territories and geographies.

+ Work independently under limitedsupervision to determine and develop approach to solutions.

+ Train and mentor clinical staff. Maycoach and review the work of other employees and manageprojects/processes, requiring delegation of work.

+ Develop and support individualresearch activities in the field by assisting physicians with researchinterests, drafting protocols for reviews, and supporting preparation ofabstracts and/or scientific exhibits, posters and verbal presentations ofaccepted abstracts at key professional society meetings.

+ Communicate with senior internal andexternal customers. Inform and become informed via an exchange offacts, statuses, ideas and issues.

**Must Have (Minimum Requirements):**

**Tobe considered for this role, the minimum requirements must be evident on yourresume.**

+ Bachelors degreewith a minimum of **4** years of experience in clinicalresearch/clinical specialist/clinical engineer within the healthcareindustry or advanced degree with a minimum of and **2** yearsof experience in clinical research/clinical specialist/clinical engineerwithin the healthcare industry

**Nice to Have (PreferredQualifications):**

+ Advanced degree in Engineering(BioMed/EE/Mech), Healthcare/Life Sciences, or Study Management.

+ **Clinical Research experience at Medtronic or within amedical device industry.**

+ **Experience in the management of clinical devices.**

+ **Experience in a Cath lab, biomedical engineering,hospital/clinic or medical sales.**

+ **Cardiac rhythm management device training.**

+ **Experience in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/orregulatory compliance guidelines for clinical trials.**

+ **Experience in clinical studies and/or trial sitemanagement/protocols.**

+ Experience collaborating with cross functional clinicalpartners/customers, physicians and/or medical sales colleagues in thehealthcare industry

+ Project/Program Management expertise.

+ Proficiency in MS Office applications: MicrosoftWord, Excel, PowerPoint, IE.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits
of what technology, therapies and services 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 want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations
- but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work
together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives.
Help us shape the future.

**Physical Job Requirements**

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not
an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this

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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The
employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with
peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work
Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role.
(ADA-United States of America).

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employeeis regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee isalso required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers andco-workers.

+ Ability to lift and transport heavy equipment (30+ pounds).

+ Due to the possibility of exposure to radiation andinfectious diseases at clinical implants, FCEs are advised to wearprotective clothing, gloves and goggles at all clinical procedures.

+ Ability to travel 50-75% of the time (domestic and/or internationally).

**Check out**
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-09-15 Expires: 2020-10-19
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