Associate Medical Director

Date: May 8, 2022

Location: Remote, CA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 5635

 

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 teleflex.com.

 

Interventional Urology – NeoTract is dedicated to developing innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices that address unmet needs in the field of urology. As part of the Teleflex Interventional Urology business unit, NeoTract’s focus is on improving the standard of care for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using the UroLift® System, a minimally invasive, permanent implant system that treats symptoms while preserving sexual function*1,2. The UroLift System is clinically proven to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to BPH in men over the age of 45. The UroLift System lifts or holds the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue. More than 175,000 men have been treated with the UroLift System in select markets worldwide.** Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives. 

 * No instances of new, sustained erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction in the FDA pivotal study.

** Management estimate based on product sales and average units per procedure

  1. Roehrborn, J Urology 2013 LIFT Study
  2. McVary, J Sex Med 2014

Indicated for the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate up to 100cc in men 45 years or older. As with any medical procedure, individual results may vary. Most common side effects are temporary and include pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate and/or the inability to control the urge.1 Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to a serious outcome and may require intervention. Speak with your doctor to determine if you may be a candidate.

Position Summary

The Associate Medical Director is part of the Medical Affairs team in Clinical and Medical Affairs (CMA). In this role, s/he will have an opportunity to work as part of a global, cross-functional team to make a meaningful difference in patient care through the incorporation of safe and effective product and procedural education into medical practice. The Associate Medical Director will provide effective guidance relating to safety, efficacy, clinical data support for existing product indications, precautions and warnings and new products or unsolicited off-label use of FDA-cleared products. S/he is responsible for providing proactive medical and clinical knowledge into the responsible product areas/s throughout the product lifecycle, and to develop and deliver proactive and reactive communication to relevant internal and external customers. The Associate Medical Director is expected to give input and lead cross-functional complex projects. The Associate Medical Director will support the Medical Director with complex issues and projects, as well as the development and strategy execution of the CMA function.  
The Associate Medical Director in Clinical and Medical Affairs (CMA) is a subject matter and technical expert in the procedures and educational programs offered by Teleflex. This position can influence and effect positive outcomes for patients, maintain and improve safety and efficacy and drive greater product acceptance and utilization. The Associate Medical Director will have primary responsibility for key physician related activities and oversight of field engagements that support scientific objectives across the globe. The Associate Medical Director in CMA will have a fundamental role in overcoming identified barriers through both peer to peer communication and guidance to internal stakeholders. This position also serves as a technical resource to professional education and will be charged with creating educational plans that improve the understanding, safe and effective utilization of Teleflex products by clinicians and their patients.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Develop peer-level relationships and cooperation with external experts and other important decision makers in a consistent way aligned with the overall company strategy and objectives
•    Lead or support the BPH Summits and other peer to peer programs
•    Provide medical oversight to Residency and Academic educational programs
•    Lead Center for Excellence (COE) programs, which is a designation given to Urologists/Urology practices that demonstrated a continued commitment to the attainment and retention of procedural knowledge as it relates to the safe and effective use of Urolift.
•    Lead the development and enhancement of relationships and interactions with key opinion leaders and societies.  This includes leading industry relations meetings, medical advisory board communication and meetings, and the faculty advisory committee.
•    Drive proactive and reactive customer interactions by collecting and sharing scientific knowledge and facilitating development of physician facing materials (MRI leave behind, prostate cancer flyer, etc.)
•    Provide congress support (for example, availability to answer questions at exhibits, provide oral and poster presentations, staff medical booth, meet thought leaders, and participate in customer events).
•    Actively address customer (payer, patient, health care providers and scientific organizations) questions in a timely fashion by leading data analyses and new clinical or health outcomes research efforts, includes handling “urgent” (within 24 hour or immediate) Tele consult requests and in-case urgent calls.
•    Contribute as a scientific and medical expert to activities and deliverables of the C&MA organization, in particular giving clinical input and insight to develop payer partnership programs and defend the product value.
•    Work with internal stakeholders to define and execute product strategies, cross functional plans and key deliverables
•    Works closely with CMA to execute the Medical Affairs strategy, identify new opportunities, collaborate and communicate the Medical Affairs strategy and Medical projects proactively
•    Collaborate and provide internal support to Sales, Marketing, RA and QA
•    Review and content creation for employee and HCP (customer and faculty) training, OR etiquette training for employees
•    Help to review Sales Training/Marketing modules, pitches and content for accuracy and consistency with Prof Ed created materials
•    Provide input to R&D on clinical projects and ensure an optimal collaboration across CMA
•    Collaborate with the Clinical and Scientific Operations teams in the development of protocols and data collection requirements.
•    Participate in investigator identification and selection, in conjunction with clinical teams.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of 10 years of experience in the healthcare environment to provide strategic and scientific/medical direction to national/regional business unit functions.
•    Doctor of Medicine (MD) required
•    Urology experienced preferred. 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Strong understanding of market needs and current offerings, ability to provide a strategic plan to target unmet requirements of patients. 
•    Ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize clinical data critically.
•    Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
•    Ability to network and partner with customers and thought leaders.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and similar tools including Word, Excel, Powerpoint Outlook, etc.
•    Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment
•    Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources.
•    Travel up to 25% as needed
•    Responsible for performing all duties in compliance with FDA’s Quality System Regulation (QSR), ISO13485, the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, and all other international regulatory requirements with which NeoTract complies.

 

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: 262-439-1894.

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.

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