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Edwards Lifesciences Field Clinical Specialist Harpoon (North East Germany) in Unterschleissheim, Germany

Developing clinical education materials in connection with clinical investigations including providing education and clinical insights on the device, procedure and protocol will be your key duties.

Harpoon is an investigational beating heart mitral valve repair system designed with a less invasive technique than open heart surgery for treating severe degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. The Harpoon beating heart mitral valve repair system has the potential to transform cardiac surgery.

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Preferred location: North East Germany (ideally: Brandenburg, Saxony and Mecklenburg-West Pomeria). Traveling in Germany but sometime also to the other European countries will be requested.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide education on all aspects on one technology of the device, device handling, implantation and troubleshooting techniques related to equipment, tools and products required for device implants including full certification for independent case support

  • Educate and train physicians, hospital personnel and hospital staff on all aspects of technical matters related to products and procedures including imaging through conducting and/or coordinating one-on-one ad hoc training sessions and in-service structured education programs on one technology.

  • Responsible for upselling in key strategic accounts working in conjunction with Business Managers

  • Develop and continuously improve training curriculum, training materials and training tools, based on clinical trial experience, EW guidelines and SOP.

  • Responsible for certification of the centers, physicians and other related staff, as well as EW personnel and as outlined within EW SOP

  • Validate software and hardware updates in the field as applicable

  • Regularly reviews clinical support activities, changes in the market and assigned accounts, as well as, competitive activity with cross-functional teams (e.g., sales)

  • Other incidental duties

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in in related field

  • Training experience in clinical / technical environment required

  • 3 years years experience of previous related medical device and/or clinical experience required

  • Fluent in German and English

Additional Skills:

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

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, presentation, and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills

  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Moderate knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular science

  • Moderate understanding of cardiovascular anatomy, pathology and physiology including the applications and “language” of the market and Edwards Lifesciences

  • Moderate understanding of medical device regulatory requirements and documents, device accountability and adverse events reporting

  • Moderate imaging analysis software skills (e.g. 3Mensio, TomTec, Vitrea, Circle VI, etc.) will be beneficial

  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion

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 15,000 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.