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Medical Education Strategist - Structural Heart Business

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Careers That Change Lives

We are looking to hire a Structural Heart Medical Education Strategist who oversees, designs, plans, and develops educational curriculum, content and programs that are aimed at safe growth and procedural excellence in Structural Heart therapies, with a focus on transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement (TTVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).  You will serve as subject matter and education expert for specified products and indications, focusing on procedural development and procedural excellence, patient screening and selection, and technology advancement during the development, clinical trial and commercialization phases. Consult with clinical, R&D, and other procedural experts on the Professional Relations team. Function as a medical education consultant to both external clinicians and internal Medtronic teams. 

You will work closely across a broad group of stakeholders to successfully execute role including Health Care Professionals (HCPs), SH Senior Leadership (including the Chief Medical Officer), Medical Education, Physician Relations, Therapy Development, Upstream Marketing in collaboration with Product Development, Global Field Training, Quality, Regulatory and Legal, as well as with other related Medtronic businesses across all geographies. If you are an educational design expert, outstanding leader, close collaborator, proven strategic thinker, flawless executer and committed team player, focused on team, patients and market success this is the role for you!.


A Day in a Life

•Develops strategies and oversees execution on key SH initiatives of procedural development and efficiency, patient screening accuracy and therapy indication expansion. Consults with product development teams and provides clinical insights on new and existing therapies.
•Leads procedure development of next generation products, including implant procedure step by step and peri-procedure imaging recommendations.
•Partners with Upstream Marketing, Product Development, Clinical Research and Professional Relations to ensure successful execution of all related Core Team activities and related clinical trials, applying technical knowledge and scientific research to support safe growth and expansion into these unmet areas. 
•Identifies opportunities to augment existing, and develop new, patient screening algorithms to support expansion to new markets and therapy indications. Evaluates new technologies (external and internal) for improving patient screen accuracy and efficiency, and for expansion into new clinical patient cohorts and indications.
•Assesses training needs/requirements, develop and document training plans in collaboration with internal subject matter experts (e.g., Medical Education, Marketing, Clinical, R&D) and HCP consultants as needed to define objectives, content and deliverables for existing and next generation products.
•Develop and/or provide input into the required procedural documents (such as guidelines, best practices, processes), patient selection and post-implant care plans – in collaboration with HCPs and cross-functional business teams – to meet safe growth goals and business needs in all global markets. 
•Define best method and tools for delivery of educational content (animations, simulation models, presentations, materials) based on thorough needs assessment and close collaboration with cross-functional team members. 
•Lead or train educators to ultimately lead customer training sessions, delivers didactic educational content, and provides expert description on device overview and implant procedure steps, serving as a principal spokesperson related to procedural expertise and best practices from an education perspective. Supports internal training and development of the Field Team, including patient screening, peri-procedural case support, imaging, device deployment, and safe patient outcomes.
•Critically evaluate procedural/outcomes progress and metrics, collaborating with cross functional teams to identify risks and mitigation plans, working to uncover and resolve issues related to patient identification learnings, procedural/post care outcomes and modifying training to include issue resolution.
•Partner with Quality and other key cross-functional partners to understand any Customer Comments related to device performance or procedural complications.
•Facilitate meetings with HCPs, consultants, and internal stakeholders to optimize procedural outcomes and best practice development. 
•Frequent travel to customers, hospitals, off site meetings and Congresses to stay abreast of current knowledge.
•Assure all programs align with Medtronic Business Conduct Standards and Compliance.
•Keep abreast of trends, leading developments and technology (implement as appropriate). 
•Represent the business as a key contact with physician advisors and key opinion leaders. 
•Cultivate strong relationships with key cross-functional team members
•Assist in the development and managing of budgets to meet company and business unit objectives.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements 

•Bachelor's Degree
•Minimum of 15 years of experience in a Research, Product Development, Marketing, and/or Therapy Development in structural heart and transcatheter therapies (13 years with Advanced Degree)
•Experience with Structural Heart therapy and market expansion
• Program and project management experience

Nice to Have:

•Advanced degree
•Demonstrated understanding of commercial preparations including market development, economic policy/reimbursement, regulatory and clinical, quality issues and opportunities
•Medical Device Industry experience, preferably Medtronic experience 
•Experience launching new therapies / products globally 
•Medical training and education experience. 
•Procedural exposure to transcatheter heart valves.
•Understanding of heart valve disease and valve replacement/repair technologies and therapies


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.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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