Clinical Education Specialist Germany

  • Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Full-time

Company Description

Applied Medical is a global medical device developer and manufacturer headquartered in Orange County, California, USA. We are a new generation, quality-focused organization with the goal of providing exceptionally innovative surgical products that enhance procedures and patient outcomes both clinically and economically. As a result of our commitment to innovation, we have a wide portfolio of medical devices and a pipeline filled with the next generation of breakthrough technologies for minimally invasive surgery. Our advanced technologies enable Colorectal, Bariatric General, Gynecologic, Obstetric, Urologic, Cardiac and Vascular surgeons to provide their patients with enhanced clinical outcomes.
With our nearly 3,500 dedicated team members across the globe we have been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years and have earned a strong reputation in the healthcare field. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants are located in Southern California and The Netherlands with additional distribution centers around the world.

Applied Medical Europe is headquartered in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, and has over 350 dedicated team members across Europe. We are developing, manufacturing, and directly supporting the implementation of our products in public and private hospitals in 15 European countries. Beyond these countries we also deliver through distributors to several other locations.

Job Description

We are looking for a communicative Clinical Education Specialist (CES) to join our expanding team at Applied Medical in Germany. The primary responsibility of the CES is to support our initiatives within Europe to provide clinicians (primarily surgeons and surgical residents) with hands-on training opportunities that meet their educational needs and align with the focus of Applied Medical. 

Specifically, the CES coordinates all aspects of the hands-on training programs that we support in areas such as: transanal surgery, hand-assisted surgery, single-incision surgery, and basic laparoscopic skills. The CES provides support during cadaveric, porcine, and simulation courses, as well as OR/theater proctorships. 

The CES is based in Germany and works closely with the European Field Implementation, Market Implementation and Clinical Development teams. The CES reports to the Clinical Education Manager (CEM), based at our office in the Netherlands.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and prioritize the training needs of our customers and support the development and implementation of appropriate strategies/plans
  • Build relationships with surgeons and societies that we can partner with to deliver high-quality training
  • Manage all aspects of the training courses that we offer, specifically:
  1. Select the faculty
  2. Identify appropriate training facilities
  3. In collaboration with the course faculty, develop the course agenda and selection criteria for participants 
  4. In collaboration with the Clinical Education Coordinators (CEC) prepare any materials (e.g. brochures) or agreements needed 
  5. Provide technical support to the faculty and participants during the course
  6. Provide training/guidance to any non-CE team members that will be supporting the course 
  • Coordinate all aspects of the proctorships that we offer, specifically:
  1. Select proctors utilizing company guidelines 
  2. Help establish selection criteria for surgeons interested in proctorships 
  3. Attend the procedures and provide product in-servicing, if needed 
  • Help evaluate the requests we receive to support 3rd party training courses and proctorship programs 
  • Help define and implement the necessary training tools/models
  • Analyze the effectiveness of our training initiatives and provide senior management with regular updates and recommendations 
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the relevant surgical procedures and products
  • Help ensure that spending stays within the limits of the CE budget

Qualifications

  • College/university graduate 
  • Five or more years of experience in a similar or related role (e.g. clinical education, medical device sales, etc.) 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably one other European language
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proven assertiveness in facilitating events and building networks
  • Availability to frequently travel (i.e. up to 70%), including some Saturdays
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Located in the area of Düsseldorf

Additional Information

What we Offer

  • A challenging position within a fast growing company in the medical device industry
  • Working in an international environment
  • Good remuneration package

Interested?

Are you an individual who thrives in a fast-paced and challenging, yet casual business environment and do you meet the above requirements? We are looking forward to receiving your application in English.

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