Abbott Clinical Specialist, RD - Pediatric Nutrition (Houston, TX or Birmingham, AL) in Houston, Texas

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The Clinical Specialist is responsible for moving decision-making customers to action to include early nutrition intervention in initiatives that will change system clinical practice.

The Clinical Specialist will interface with key healthcare customers to drive strategies and programs and will provide technical and scientific support for Abbott Nutrition concepts.

Day to day activities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct clinically- and evidence- based business meetings or presentations with targeted customer call points with the intent of driving change in practice and the way nutrition intervention is incorporated into patient care.

  • Initiate contact with, and maintain relationships with the C-Suite and hospital owned physician groups in targeted accounts. Build and leverage relationships with key decision makers within targeted accounts to maintain, grow and gain business.

  • Coordinate and lead communication/collaboration among Field Sales Force in targeted accounts.

  • Maintain membership(s) in professional organizations and participate in key conferences or meetings for networking, leveraging relationships and expanded educational opportunities.

  • Effectively engage with customers, key opinion leaders and sales force to drive educational messaging on major pediatric nutrition brand initiatives across the portfolio.

  • Utilize promotional and non-promotional materials and clinical studies to effectively communicate the clinical and scientific benefits of Abbott Nutrition products to targeted healthcare professionals.

  • Deliver nutrition science related information and lectures to customers and external key opinion leaders to support business strategy.

  • Stay current on standards of care and nutrition practice as it relates to Abbott Nutrition strategy and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current scientific literature and healthcare reform to drive existing business as well as innovation across Abbott Nutrition platforms.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitive products, sales messages, key competitive features and benefits and how this relates to Abbott Nutrition line of products. Skills and requirements

  • Must possess a minimum of a BS/BA (MS or PhD preferred) degree and have clinical experience as Registered Dietitian in the Acute Care Hospital setting and a minimum 5 years of relevant productive & progressive experience.

  • Direct experience in a level 3-4 NICU, experience with infant nutrition

  • Ability to interface with highly clinical customers and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong and persuasive presentation

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively in a team environment on multiple tasks is required.

  • Ability to work constructively and decisively with external and internal customers and key opinion leaders.

  • Strong understanding of the healthcare environment.

  • Sales experience preferred.


Sales Force


ANPD Nutrition Products


United States of America : Remote





Yes, 50 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Driving a personal auto or company car or truck, or a powered piece of material handling equipment

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