Integra LifeSciences

  • Director, Orthopedic Medical Education

    Vacancy ID
    2018-27436
    Location
    US-TX-Austin
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Clinical Affairs
  • Overview

    Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.

     

    Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery.  In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.


    Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 4,500 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."

    Responsibilities

    The Director Extremity Orthopedics Professional Education will provide a key educational resource to the OTT Division both internally and externally.  S/he will be the driver in identification and development of targeted, high priority KOL’s and luminary sites for medical education.  S/he will develop and implement focused medical education programs in specific market segments, in conjunction with Marketing.  S/he will also provide comprehensive scientific and clinical support at external surgeon training programs and industry sponsored events. S/he will be expected to be proficient in educating and providing clinical support across the breadth of the OTT portfolio.

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

     

    • KOL interactions & engagements:
      • Identify, and maintain a network of leading KOLs in multiple disciplines which corresponds and satisfies the business needs in OTT.
      • Work to optimize relationships and ensure satisfaction levels with Integra KOL’s.
      • Communicate the Integra Health Care Professional Engagement Process throughout the company.
      • Identify, train and mentor potential individuals as company sponsors to compliantly build HCP relationships.
      • Communicate relevant information from KOLs to internal cross-functional stakeholders.

     

    • Medical Education
      • Works with marketing and to understand the education needs of the customer based on the overall strategy focusing on the full line of Extremity Orthopedic products. 
      • Helps to develop educational programs for specific clinical areas identifying and working with appropriate internal and external HCP experts.
      • Works with Sales Training to help develop and support sales training programs as needed.
      • Develops and supports web based and on-line training programs with educational content and material. 
    • Assists with KOL engagement and medical education activities at conventions with marketing support.

     

    • Technical Knowledge:
    • Stay abreast of medical and scientific developments within the assigned therapeutic area by reviewing current literature, monitoring competitor activities, attending scientific conferences and networking with experts.
    • Support internal (e.g. clinical sales specialists) and external (CME courses, labs) training programs.

    Qualifications

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

     

    Education, type and experience

    • DPM, PhD, PA-C, NP, RN, in related science/medical field with industry experience in professional affairs / scientific communications (pharma or medical devices) will be considered or MBA with considerable Orthopedic experience.
    • A minimum of 10 years of Med Device experience, 5 years of orthopedics
    • Experience in orthopedic surgery required with preference for Foot and ankle and shoulder and upper extremity surgery

     

    Specific competencies

    • Proven understanding of the medical device and healthcare system requirements.
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  
    • Ability to form strong and constructive internal as well as external professional relationships. 
    • Excellent organizational and management skills.
    • Position requires composition ability and presentation skills
    • Effectively interacts with and collaborates at all levels in the organization.
    • Project management experience is a plus

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