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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Specialist, Clinical Education (PASCAL – Great Lakes) - Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies in Irvine, California

*Field position based in Great Lakes region with 75% travel. Must live near a major airport.

This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in the growth of new cutting edge heart valve therapies for Mitral &Tricuspid Valve Repair and Mitral Valve Replacement, across technologies like Cardioband, PASCAL and FORMA. As a Clinical Education Specialist within Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT), you will work closely with Global KOLs and the Edwards Clinical Research Teams across several exciting therapeutic devices. You will have direct impact to procedural development of our technologies as we bring early-stage technologies through Clinical Trials and towards commercial markets.

This role is a key clinical support role that will require learning current TMTT devices, providing procedural guidance to clinicians in the clinical study setting with good understanding of image-based navigation, supporting physician training for new and existing clinical trial sites, and providing input on evolving aspects of the product development process.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Gaining expertise on TMTT Devices, understanding the device specifications and IFUs, and supporting device prep for clinical cases.

  • Provide on-site, real-time guidance during clinical implants, including contingency planning to address unforeseen occurrences in support of assigned clinical investigations.

  • Educate on all aspects of the device, device handling, implantation and troubleshooting techniques related to equipment, tools and products required for device implants.

  • Document procedural case observations for learning and training updates.

  • Help develop and continuously improve training curriculum, training materials and training tools, based on clinical trial experience.

  • Educate and train physicians, hospital personnel and hospital staff on technical matters related to investigational products and procedures through Structured Training Programs, On-site Training Updates and Refreshers, and Ad-hoc in-services at local centers and educational venues such as scientific conferences.

  • Provide physicians and medical staff with required follow-up support to ensure continuity of education and technical support related to all aspects of device and procedural steps.

  • Interface with investigational and clinical research staff to manage logistics associated with investigational meeting attendance, and protocol and device training.

  • Ensure device accountability by tracking the location of all clinical trial devices.

  • Help manage inventory to include par levels, expiration dates, and initiate shipments and returns of investigational products according to regulatory and company guidelines.

  • Collaborate with product development teams to provide feedback on device iterations and new device development.

Qualifications:

  • Education: College Degree or Certification in relevant field required, Bachelor’s Degree Strongly Preferred, Master’s Degree a Plus.

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant Industry Experience or Clinical Experience is required. Experience with Therapeutic Implantable Devices or Interventional/Surgical Clinical experience is preferred.

  • Formal Education and Clinical Experience in one or more the following specialties is strongly preferred: Nursing (RN/BSN/MSN), Physician Assistant (PA-C), CV Sonography (RDCS/RDS), RCIS/CVT/RTR, Physician (MD).

  • Interventional Echo-navigation Imaging experience, particularly with 2D/3D TEE and CT-imaging for screening is valuable and strongly preferred.

  • Experience in Interventional Cardiology/Cardiac Cathlab is preferred, Cardiac Surgery experience is also valuable.

  • Clinical engineering experience from industry-related positions that support clinical development and clinical case support may be considered.

  • Strong knowledge in cardiovascular science and valvular heart disease processes.

  • Experience working closely with Physicians in interventional and surgical environments and ability to communicate and demonstrate confidence in stressful procedural situation is a must.

General expectations:

  • Good presentation skills; ability to present material comfortably. Good teaming, networking, communication (written/ Verbal) and win-win relationship building skills.

  • Must be proficient with computer; Microsoft Office suite; imaging viewer software experience a major plus.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving.

  • Incumbent is required to fully comply with all US and Global regulations, and SOPs in the execution of all job duties

  • Quick learner; ability to come up to speed quickly on Edwards’ products and service.

  • Ability to work positively through confrontation and/or conflicting ideas.

  • Strong time and territory management skills

  • Ability to establish relationships and manage communications with key clinical customers such as physicians, nurses, administrators, etc.

  • Up to 75% travel, including international.

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Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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.

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