Edwards Lifesciences Clinical Innovation Manager France in Guyancourt, France
Lead the implementation of complex clinical practice strategies for sustained therapy adoption and improvement of patient care within hospital and hospital systems
Create and successfully lead the implementation of customized clinical protocols and processes with key customers and larger hospital systems (e.g., GPO) in partnership with multiple and matrixed staff members.
Set national strategy to lead implementation of focused quality optimization initiatives to ensure hospital adoption of process and products to demonstrate improved patient outcomes.
Partner with leadership to develop and design strategies in order to drive utilization of quality initiatives. Run Pilot cases to prove value of Innovation.
Serve as an expert resource to internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Hospital C-Suite, Sales Directors, Business unit managers, field sales, market access, clinicians, anesthetists, cardiovascular teams within the hospitals) while leveraging knowledge gained through direct clinician interactions and relationships, in order to provide relevant input to critical conversations.
Partner with Market Access to develop strategies to drive utilization of quality initiatives through common quality measurements.
Oversee and consult on national medical affairs and professional education strategy
Research data, partner with data experts, set strategy for key metrics, and present base line and outcome findings to key stakeholders. Develop the European database for potential publication.
Provide clinically relevant feedback to Engineering team on software product development
Other incidental duties
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare administration, Nursing, or related field with 10 years of previous related experience with direct healthcare management of large clinical organizations required OR
Master's Degree or equivalent with 8 years of previous related experience with direct healthcare management of large clinical organizations required
Other: Experience with quality performance, clinical process design, and/or sophisticated clinical pathways required
Other: Experience managing a large clinical staff preferred
Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
Experience managing a large clinical staff preferred
Proven successful project management skills
Proven expertise in MS Office Suite and related systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative, influencing, and relationship management skills
Ability to work well in a multi-cultural environment and matrix organization.
Ability to relate to physicians, nurses, and senior-level healthcare managers
Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Proven leadership and coaching skills
Expert knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures, and guidelines relevant to healthcare solutions clinical implementation
Expert understanding and experience in creating, implementing and managing hospital protocols and quality systems
Expert understanding of current clinical research while applying it to clinical practice
Expert understanding and knowledge of governmental policies and regulations on impact of care
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion
Strict attention to detail, analytical
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
Frequently interacts with customers and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between cross-functional teams and the company; often leads a cooperative effort among members of a project team
Develop relationships and leverage them to in influence change
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.