Abbott Manager, Field Clinical Engineering in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Manager Field Clinical Engineering (MFCE) will manage a group of FCEs who assist with the implantation and support of cardiac devices as well as provide support for interventional procedures. MFCEs will also assist in the management of various clinical trial-related issues, such as achieving enrollment goals and implementing enrollment strategy, screening criteria and optimization, cross-site learning and knowledge sharing and provide educational support in response to cath lab inquiries from physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. MFCEs will identify and routinely use the most effective, cost efficient and best business practices to execute processes, continually evaluating their area's and group's effectiveness and appropriateness.

•Manage a group of FCEs who provide technical assistance and support for procedures in which Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and/or Percutaneous Heart Pumps (PHP) products are used, including during pre- and post-use.

•Remains technically competent relative to best practices and the products offered in the marketplace, as well as field literature pertaining to the procedures supported by her/his team

•Participates in the selection of sites for clinical trial research, according to site selection procedures and trial regulatory requirements

•Develops, leads and/or facilitates training strategy and other programs on Abbott clinical trial protocols and products to healthcare professionals

•Develops strategies to achieve or exceed enrollment goals, always within inclusion criteria

•Responsible for the management and control of any assigned investigational or other inventory at hers/his assigned regional area

•Identifies trends in customer, research staff, and other clinical trial stakeholder needs and reports to Global Clinical Affairs and Operations on such

•Elevates product performance and potential protocol difficulties to Clinical Research Scientists in charge of the study and R&D personnel in charge of product development. Assures reportable events are reported within the prescribed time to trial compliance and/or PER customer service

•Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Abbott policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

•Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned, which may include taking call on evenings and weekends for time-sensitive patient and customer needs.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biological Sciences, a related field, or equivalent

Min. of 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent years in total experience.

Additional Experience Details:

Managing others in a team environment

• Strong evidence of leadership skills

• Requires Abbott-specific certification on percutaneous procedures and instrument usage and programming, as well as immersion in clinical research and literature as needed.

• Demonstrated ability to lead and/or facilitate educational programs to healthcare professionals

• Familiarity with cath lab procedures and protocol

• Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

• Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects

• Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

• Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

• Strong organizational, leadership and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

• Ability to travel based on business need for 50% of the time

• Demonstrated Knowledge of cardiac medical procedures.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com