Associate Medical Director (Part Time)

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Remote US, CA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 50%

Requisition ID: 6069

 

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 (part time) 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. 
 

Principal Responsibilities

•    Collaborate with the research and development team to facilitate new product development and existing product enhancements.  Work with internal stakeholders to define and execute product strategies, cross functional plans and key deliverables.  
•    Provide medical guidance in business development activities, providing expertise across all urologic disciplines and contributing to strategic assessments of opportunities in that therapeutic landscape.
•    Act as the physician liaison for medical affairs relating to advanced UroLift System use.  Respond to advanced or complex physician and patient inquires.  Provide medical oversight of UroLift System safety assessments.
•    Lead the development and enhancement of relationships and interactions with key opinion leaders and societies.  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.
•    Actively address customer (payer, patient, health care providers and scientific organizations) questions and challenges.  Lead new clinical or health outcomes research efforts.  Contribute as a scientific and medical expert to activities and deliverables, in particular giving clinical input and insight to develop payer partnership programs and defend the product value.
•    Collaborate with the Clinical and Scientific Operations teams in the development of study protocols and data collection.  Facilitate site and investigator selection, 
trial execution, data analysis, scientific communication, and regulatory submissions, both domestically and internationally.
•    Collaborate and provide internal support to sales, marketing, regulatory and quality teams as the subject matter expert. Review sales training/marketing material content for fairness, balance, accuracy and consistency. Drive proactive and reactive customer interactions by collecting and sharing scientific knowledge and facilitating development of physician facing materials.
•    Contribute as a scientific and medical expert to activities and deliverables of the CMA organization.  Help to define and execute the medical affairs strategy, identify new opportunities, collaborate and communicate medical affairs strategy and projects proactively.
•    Collaborate and provide internal support to other areas of CMA, the business unit, and the company as requested
•    Contribute to our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!
 

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

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.
•    Ability to network and partner with customers and thought leaders.
•    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 50% 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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