Clinical Specialist, MCS - Sacramento/Palo Alto, CA

Abbott Laboratories San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Impact this role will have on Abbott: This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following: - Key point of contact for clinical issues for assigned territory customers.

  • Training and educating customers on Abbott products per the approved educational materials and IFU's.

  • Heartline and Travel Call responsibility.

  • Attending implants to provide clinical support according to approved educational materials.

  • Strategic planning and execution to improve clinical outcomes and business objectives within territory.

  • Effective and timely management of territory clinical issues, and process related issues, including: monthly reports, Concur expense reporting, SFA input, and PEC reporting.

  • Effective communication and collaboration with territory team, clinical team, training and education, marketing, technical support and management teams.

  • Communicate regularly with Clinical Manager.

  • Awareness of and adherence to Advamed guidelines.

  • Active continuing education to stay current on the clinical issues impacting MCS.

  • Evaluates clinical and educational needs of customers.

  • Designs, develops and implements quality educational programs.

  • Actively participates in the communication of concepts and ideas designed to benefit customer support and educational efforts.

  • Tracks industry trends to alert marketing to new product direction.

  • Provides input into the strategic and tactical planning process.

  • Responsible for providing technical and clinical support to customers and sales team.

  • Coordinates and assists with the training of all centers in an assigned geographical region.

  • Maintains contact with customers in order to assess clinical and educational needs.

  • Evaluates customer needs and recommends appropriate product modifications.

  • Creates, maintains, and updates educational materials.

  • Assists in the promotion of Abbott's product to prospective clients in cooperation with the sales team.

  • Evaluates product viability and planned product improvements and modifications.

  • Completes clinical reports as requested by management, and completes all additional documentation requested by management in a timely basis.

  • Protects and acts responsibly toward all company equipment and confidential information.

  • Provides support at Tradeshows as requested by management.

Must be able to travel in the U.S. estimated 50% overnight travel (vast majority within geography indicated above).

  • Maintains a good driving record.

  • Ability to work effectively from a home office base and must provide the majority of their own typing, filing, and communications support.

  • Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott's marketplace success: - Undergraduate Degree in Nursing or some other medical discipline. Graduate Degree desirable.

  • 3-5 years heart failure experience or equivalent preferred.

  • Background in Nursing, Circulatory Support or Cardiology. Your preferred qualifications and education: - Nursing (ICU or CCU), clinical publications, and group presentations desirable.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Highly motivated, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, great desire to help others, composed under stress and well organized.

  • MCS (mechanical circulatory support) experience highly desirable.


Support Services


EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure


United States of America : Remote





Yes, 50 % of the Time


Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Driving a personal auto or company car or truck, or a powered piece of material handling equipment

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Clinical Specialist, MCS - Sacramento/Palo Alto, CA

Abbott Laboratories