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Clinical Specialist, Brain Therapies - Des Moines, IA

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Bring your talents to an industry leader in medical technology and healthcare solutions – we’re a market leader and growing every day. You can be proud to sell medical technologies that are rooted in our long history of mission-driven innovation. Our expanding portfolio delivers measurable clinical and economic value – and opens doors. You will be empowered to shape your own career. We support your growth with the training, mentorship, and guidance you need to own your future success. Together, we can transform healthcare.

Join us for a career in sales that changes lives.

A Day in the Life
At Medtronic, the Clinical Specialist, Brain Therapies provides clinical, technical and product knowledge support to existing and potential customers. Builds and maintains solid customer relationships and provides customer training at all levels. Is responsible for key customer reports as required to support Medtronic ENT/NT products and service.  Must perform all duties within the Quality System and BCS requirements.

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

Technical Support 
• Coordinate, schedule and conduct on-site installations with our customers and sales force. 
• Responsible for the completion of all surveys and pegboard scans required for quotation and installation. 
• Represents Medtronic during image-guided surgeries to provide technical assistance. 
• Repairs system hardware and software to maximize system performance. 
• Installs software and hardware upgrades. 
• Performs system preventative maintenance. 
• Provides telephone clinical support to customers. 
• Uses UNIX/LINUX commands to modify operating files. 
• Fulfills Software and Service Contract obligations. 

Customer Support 
• Acts as the primary Medtronic customer liaison for repair and technical support issues. 
• Provides timely information to the district team regarding customer concerns, issues and market opportunities. 
• Calls sites proactively to assess satisfaction and usage levels of products. 
• Maintains familiarity with status of calls and issues at customer sites. 
• Manages field complaint activity through to full resolution 
• Files weekly site visit and customer contact reports for service improvement purposes 

Educational Support 
• Educates and trains physicians and hospital personnel – OR, Radiology, Central Sterile Processing, Biomedical and Information Technologies – on technical matters relating to our image guided surgery products. 
• Provides a clinical resource for surgeons, clinicians and others being trained. 
• Updates customers on tips, shortcuts and suggestions, as appropriate. 
• Participates in in-house sponsored customer training at designated sites. 
• Provides training and resources for hospital staff to enable them to conduct training for their personnel (train the trainer). 
• Assists Sales Management and In-house Training departments in educating/training new sales representatives and Clinical Specialists. 

Sales Support 
• Represents Medtronic during surgical evaluations and demonstrations involving Surgical Technologies products by attending cases and instructing physicians during clinical procedures, as directed by the Regional Sales Director. 
• Introduces and/or demonstrates more complex, new image-guided products and applications to physicians and hospital staff. 
• Demonstrates image guided surgery products on the show floor and technical suites during major national surgeon meetings. 
• Works as a team member with the Regional Sales Director to prioritize customer technical support and service expectation goals. 
• Provides potential leads for new products, opportunities and customers to the Area Sales Manager(s) that are uncovered during the course of product demonstrations, evaluations and training. 
• Provide input on new product development based on in-field experience. 
• Responsible for documentation at new or existing installations



Must Have: Minimum Requirements 
  • ·    Associate's Degree or Clinical Certificate plus 3 years of clinical or medical sales experience; or
  •      Bachelor's Degree plus 2 years of clinical or medical sales experience

Nice to Have 
•  RT and/or MRI certification
•  Prior experience with Image Guided Systems
•  Prior experience with MRI
•  Operating room experience

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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

RTG (Restorative Therapies Group) OVERVIEW:
The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

SPINE shapes spine surgery for the better; delivering procedural solutions and therapeutic biologics and partnering with other healthcare stakeholders to accelerate innovations that can improve surgical efficiencies and help create better outcomes for more patients.
BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devices
and therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures.
PAIN THERAPIES offers solutions — from early interventional procedures to implantable surgical technologies — that treat chronic pain as well as pain from spinal fractures, cancer and severe spasticity.
SPECIALTY THERAPIES offers a broad portfolio that addresses urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, conditions of the ear, nose and throat, as well as electrosurgical products for soft tissue dissection and hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone.

Physical Job Requirements
**Must have a valid driver's license and active vehicle insurance policy.  In addition, your driving record will be reviewed and will be considered as part of your application.   

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 position. 

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.


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