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Director, Field Clinical Operations

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Plano
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

United States > Austin : 8701 Bee Caves Rd United States - Texas - Plano 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.JOB DESCRIPTION:Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson's disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.The Director of Field Clinical Research Operations is responsible for recruiting, retaining, deploying, and developing our global field clinical research (FCR) team. This role is global and requires -50% travel to lead a team of 5 members in the EU and 10 in the US. This individual will be responsible for the implementing, measuring, refining, and improving the effectiveness of the FCR team and their work product. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership qualities and have the ability to communicate effectively across key stakeholders (to include Abbott senior management) to advance Abbott's clinical operations, strategic initiatives and data development programs. This leader exhibits proficiency in developing and implementing strategic plans and operating models to achieve (or exceed) expected performance outcomes in Abbott.WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Provides operational support for Clinical Research Strategy
  • Serves as coach, supervisor, resource, mentor, trainer and motivator to team members
  • Oversees work of Field Clinical Research Specialists including assessing data quality, alignment of incentives, goal setting and goal attainment, budget management and investigator relations
  • Assists with development of systems and procedures for effective project management and clinical operations
  • Participates in business development activities as required
  • Assists with quarterly departmental budgeting and periodic planning
  • Performs training within company
  • Works on routine assignments per written procedures, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required
  • Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments
  • Works closely the DVP, Global Clinical Affairs
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
  • Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Develop new and revises existing polices and defines Operational goals and objectives; guides staff members in establishing appropriate priorities; monthly, quarterly, and annually evaluates operational performance in relation to goals and objectives. All Operational areas should develop and execute a Continuous Quality, Key Metric, and Process Improvement plan
  • Consult with the leaders and staff of R&D, biostats, data science, safety, IT, finance, HR and other professional staff as needed
  • Work with HR regarding all leadership or colleague discipline and promotions; leave and overtime authorizations
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all patient information according to federal, state and local guidelines and regulationsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
    • Bachelor's degree in health sciences, biostatistics, biological sciences or related field.
    • Minimum 10 years' experience in clinical research for a medical device or pharmaceutical company.
    • Demonstrated leadership/management skills with respect to achievement of company goals and objectives.
    • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred
    • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results--
    • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment
    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
    • Experience and understanding with class III medical device clinical research
    • Ability to work in a team environment and independently as required
    • May be required to work Holidays and weekends
    • Thorough understanding of FDA, BSI/TUV, TGA Guidelines and other applicable regulationsWHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
      • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
      • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
      • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
      • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
      • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
      • Paid time off
      • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
      • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communitiesLearn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.JOB FAMILY:Research and DiscoveryDIVISION:NM NeuromodulationLOCATION:United States > Austin : 8701 Bee Caves RdADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:United States > Texas > Plano : 6901 Preston RoadWORK SHIFT:StandardTRAVEL:Yes, 50 % of the TimeMEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:NoSIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.EEO is the Law link - English: EEO is the Law link - Espanol: Posted 3 Days Ago Full time 30972525 About Us Abbott-- is about the power of health. For more than 125 years,-- Abbott-- has been helping people reach their potential - because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions - across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it's next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health. The people of-- Abbott-- come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life's greatest health challenges. We invite you to explore opportunities at-- Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer,-- Abbott-- welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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