Director Clinical Affairs, Vascular Access & Critical Care

Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Morrisville, NC, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 50%

Requisition ID: 9361


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Vascular Access – Built on a history of innovation, our Arrow® brand of technically advanced vascular access devices are renowned throughout the world. Many of our vascular access products have antimicrobial and antithrombogenic protection designed to reduce vascular-related complications and include long and short dwell central venous catheters (CVC), sheath introducers, arterial lines, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), as well as specialty devices and an advanced vascular positioning system to facilitate precise placement of a PICC or CVC near the heart. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

The Director Clinical Affairs, Vascular reports to the VP. Clinical Affairs and is responsible for managing and overseeing all Clinical Affairs activities and programs, resource identification and allocation for the NA business unit. As part of the leadership team, will identify, outline, and oversee the development and delivery of franchise education and procedural training to internal and external customers, to maximize clinical outcomes for patients. The Director will oversee the strategic alignment, CMA team deliverables and budget. This individual will lead the Clinical Affairs team for the Americas and serve as a consultative resource for OUS regions to support global initiatives as directed.  
This position requires the demonstrated ability to coordinate and collaborate among multiple internal stakeholders at all levels, including the ability to partner with key stakeholders in Marketing, R&D and Engineering. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to troubleshoot medical device applications in a clinical setting are necessary. Strong leadership and organizational skills are required with an aptitude for motivating clinicians and providing clinical support to all Teleflex employees.  Must have the capability for strategic planning to reach the company’s long-term goals. 


Principal Responsibilities

  • Oversee execution of clinical education program planning and execution in North America, focused on the safe and effective use of Teleflex’s focus medical devices from the Vascular Business Unit. 
    • Clinical content creation, competency validation, and management
    • Clinical workshops
    • Live cases and bedside support
    • Product In-services/implementation and support for sales cycle adoption
  • Lead and develop a high-performing team by defining department and team goals, hiring, team development, mentoring and performance management. 
    • Develops strategic plan 
    • Identifies, executes and delivers CMA tactics on time and budget 
    • Monitor, maintains and reports monthly CMA activities 
    • Identify, hire, develop and talent to support gaps when needed
  • Manage expectations for scientific exchange with medical societies by ensuring high level engagement and Clinical Affairs presence
    • Pre-conference & in-booth educational programs
    • Meetings with scientific committees
    • Education grant support 
    • Research submissions (in collaboration with the Global Research & Scientific Services team) 
  • Collaborates with Clinical Operations in the development of evidence generation plans and publication plans for the SBU NA products
    • Engage in MARCOM/Agile to ensure efficiencies
  • Manage Off-label support for Teleflex products in accordance with Teleflex policy & local legal regulations. 
  • Oversee Clinical Affairs team for all HCP interactions in accordance with the HCP Engagement Policy
    • Contractor management in the provision of educational programs
    • SME/KOL engagements
    • FMV review & legal agreements in collaboration with CMA Coordinator and HCP policy
  • Identify, recruit & retain Clinical Educators (CEs)
    • Coordinate the development and training of the CE team 
    • Monitor effectiveness of the CEs by developing competencies, evaluating CEs based on them, and continually monitoring compliance with Teleflex policies.
    • In collaboration with the Vascular Sales and Marketing Leadership the Director, responsible for the alignment of the CMA NA Annual Operating Plan with the BU objectives and ensure tactical implementation
  • Serve as part of the CMA clinical expert team on product applications and troubleshooting when interfacing with SBU Leadership and Teleflex team members
  • Remain current with relevant medical literature, clinical initiatives/guidelines, relevant societal and international committees, and industry trends and communicate with other appropriate departments
  • Adhere to and ensure compliance of Teleflex Medical’s Code of Conduct, all Company policies, rules, procedures, and housekeeping standards
  • Responsibilities may occasionally extend outside specified regions including international locations.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of Bachelors’ Degree required. Prefer a focus in life science or similar field.
•    Current or previous professional medical licensure such as RN/BSN, RCIS, RT/RRT, required.
•    Possess minimum 5 years’ Critical Care or Vascular Access experience
•    Clinical proficiency in area of clinical training and experience preferred
•    Possess minimum eight years’ experience in the medical device field; and/or clinical practice, critical care/ vascular access experience required
•    Minimum of 5 years of people management experience including people development 
•    Experience in professional education development and delivery to HCPs.
•    Experience creating clinical education curriculums and knowledgeable regarding education techniques.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Ability to interpret clinical evidence and articulate/incorporate findings as they relate to product/procedural education.
•    Established track record of building and maintaining positive, professional and collaborative relationships with internal and external customers.
•    Demonstrated ability to positively lead, motivate, support and develop a team
•    Excel at building strong relationships both internally and in a heavily matrixed environment, and externally across diverse partnerships.
•    Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
•    Must have excellent interpersonal communication including strong negotiation and skills of persuasion and strong presentation skills.
•    Ability to work within the constraints of a regulated industry while achieving objectives
•    Ability to define problems, collect, analyze, interpret, and summarize data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
•    Ability to identify priorities, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fluid, demanding environment
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Pro-active and results oriented.
•    Ability to work successfully in a home office environment Professional work ethic, and ability to operate independently
•    Ability to travel 50% of the time including overnight stays. May include some international travel.


Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 877-880-8588 or

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.