Clinical Evidence Director - Chicago IL

Location: Remote, IL, United States of America

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job purpose

As part of our ZOLL CMS Sales Team, you will be responsible for selling our non-invasive wearable cardiac defibrillator system to Health Care Professionals in the hospital and out of the hospital setting and other ZOLL products as appropriate.  This includes the initial sales call as well as support activities to promote consistent use (Local Medical Education Programs, Tradeshows, clinical symposiums, and conferences). Call points include Physicians (Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Hospitalists, CT Surgeons, etc.), Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, case managers, and administrators. Other duties include selling the value of the ZOLL Patient Management System (ZPM) to clinicians as well as educating HCPs and staff about the types of patients indicated for a WCD and all essential ordering and billing requirements.

This is a remote/ field-based position.

ZOLL now mandates COVID vaccinations subject to legal exemptions.

In a field-based role: coordinate with internal stakeholders and build new and upon existing collaborative relationships with medical and scientific leaders in electrophysiology, interventional and general cardiology. Contribute cutting-edge clinical and scientific cardiac data to help move healthcare forward and positively impact patients. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Represent the Clinical Education Director team with all internal stakeholders, as needed, to align strategic plans across the organization
  • Identify the medical information needs and research interests of stakeholders
  • Serve as the primary resource to provide support for addressing field clinical questions and /or assist the team in triage to Medical Affairs organization, per policy
  • Serve as a clinical expert to help educate field teams in coordination with field sales and marketing materials
  • Consistently maintain a Territory Strategy Plan in targeted accounts, sharing pre-call plans with leadership
  • Work collaboratively with Institutional Account Directors, Fellows Managers, National Accounts, and Territory Managers to deliver relevant data about Sudden Cardiac Arrest risk and to positively impact patient care and outcomes
  • Build HCP partnerships and conduct ongoing dialogue with physicians and other stakeholders to understand HCP perspectives including challenges when treating patients with debilitating cardiac conditions that may predispose them to arrhythmic death.
  • Integrate scientific data into real life practice to meet physician/patient needs, and adapt interpersonal style
  • Respond to scientific inquiries of Health Care Providers (HCPs)/investigators/health care systems/academic medical centers integrating scientific data including real world evidence into real life practice to meet clinician/institutional objectives
  • Maintain understanding and competence in all areas of Cardiology, electrophysiology, LifeVest Device Operation and indications for use, market dynamics and competitive landscape; regulatory and health care compliance guidelines; corporate policies on appropriate business conduct and ethical behavior
  • Collaborate with ZOLL in regard to physician speaker development; vetting appropriate speakers for your coverage area
  • Handles other responsibilities as assigned by management

Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree including MD, PharmD, Ph.D. Postgraduate experience is preferred with associated clinical experience. 
  • 5+ years’ field based pharmaceutical/device experience preferred/start-up experience preferred
  • 7+ years’ clinical or related practical experiences
  • Ability to travel 75% (including overnight travel). 
  • Valid state driver’s license required
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic

Working conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job is a field-based / remote position.  The employee will be responsible for working daily in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical establishments within the assigned territory.  Occasionally may be required to work atypical hours (evenings and weekends) based on business needs.

Physical requirements

This position requires the employee to sit, stand, walk, talk, listen, hear and speak on a regular basis.  May occasionally be required to stoop and bend.  Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Must be able to drive an automobile and may be required to travel by train or airplane as needed.

Supervisory responsibility: None

AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

 Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran