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Edwards Lifesciences Sr. Specialist, Clinical Safety (Remote Option) Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT) in Irvine, California

Sr. Specialist, Clinical Safety (Remote Option) Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT)

Edwards has an exciting opportunity in the Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Technologies (TMTT) group, focused on developing minimally-invasive solutions for patients suffering from structural heart disease.

This is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage product development group, Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT), focused on developing solutions for patients suffering from structural heart disease. The candidate will join a fast-paced, dynamic team and will play a pivotal role in the development of new therapies and devices, from concept through to commercialization.

The Sr. Specialist, Clinical Safety will assure adverse events are reviewed and handled in accordance with regulatory requirements (FDA, IRB, EC and Other Regulatory Bodies), and with Edwards’ procedures and ethical standards to ensure patient safety in clinical trials.

This role is based out of Irvine, CA. Relocation package available. Will consider remote option for candidates with strong experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Review and assess site reported adverse events (AEs) and other clinical trial data for potential safety issues. Perform thorough review of medical records to ensure proper reporting of events per study protocol and definitions, and identification of unreported events. Differentiate events by assisting Safety Officer in performing assessment of seriousness, relatedness to device and procedure, and expectedness

  • Generate clinically relevant AE queries in the clinical database in order to obtain missing or discrepant information; follow up with the enrolling sites until complete resolution, if necessary

  • Identify potential safety trends and escalate to management

  • Assist with AE/SAE reconciliation prior to clinical trial database closure/lock

  • Interface with external partners [i.e. Sites, CRO, Clinical Events Committees (CEC), Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB)] to provide oversight on all safety processes from the enrolling site to the CEC and DSMB, to ensure process flow is managed efficiently and effectively, including preparation of CEC packets (dossiers).

  • Prepare medical case narratives for serious adverse events, utilizing clinical background and experience, by integrating case-related information from source documents (to be used for cross functional activities, including, but not limited to regulatory reports and submissions).

  • Develop Safety training for study sites. Educate and provide training to sites to ensure proper reporting of AE’s and adherence to protocol requirements

  • Represent Clinical Safety as a member of the clinical study team

  • Actively collaborate in the development of internal Safety trainings to ensure proper education and development of Safety staff

  • Act as mentor/resource to support staff. When appropriate, perform Quality Control on other team member’s work

  • Assist in development of safety processes, committee charters and other safety related documents

  • Interface with internal partners (e.g. Regulatory Affairs, Data Management, Complaint Handling), as needed. Assist in review of and/or preparation of safety related sections and associated documentation for clinical and regulatory documents, including clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, annual reports, etc.

  • Generate and assess internal safety metrics to ensure adherence to internal and external requirements and timelines.

  • Collaborate with other team members to develop report specifications and content.

  • Other incidental duties, including occasional participation in internal or external audits, and travel, when required

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological or lifesciences field

  • Must have a Clinician background

  • 5 years of previous hands-on experience obtained as a clinician and/or in clinical research

  • Must have experience with medical device in clinical trials

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting minimum requirements, it would be nice to have the following:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) background strongly preferred

  • Experience in cardiovascular diseases, cardiac devices, heart failure, cardiac surgery or ICU

OTHER SKILLS AND GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Experience with a CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System) and Patient Tracking system

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO standards related to Medical Devices

  • Clinical research certification (ACRP or SoCRA clinical coordinator/ CRA certification) a plus

  • Proven expertise in MS Office Suite, Adobe, and ability to operate general office machinery

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills: ability to write concise descriptive case narratives

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Full knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures, and international and domestic medical device regulatory guidelines relevant to clinical studies

  • Full understanding of medical terminology as it relates to clinical safety

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and electronic data capturing system (e.g. iMedidata, Oracle)

  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects

  • Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations

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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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