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Director of Clinical Affairs/ Health Economics Liaison

Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Company Description
At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.
Job Description
Intuitive Surgical islooking for a scientific conduit (or Director of Clinical Affairs/ Health Economics Liaison) between the Intuitive Endoluminal Business Unit (ION) and the Intuitive Clinical Affairs as well as Global Access and Value Economics departments. The role will work cross-functionally with these teams and the Endoluminal Senior leadership to align the Ion product portfolio with supporting clinical evidence strategy, HEOR and RWE projects in support of the clinical development and value creation.

Roles & Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility and authority to:

  • Create our clinical evidence strategy
  • Develop and establish an integrated, product-tailored evidence strategy
  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the cross-functional Clinical Affairs team on strategy of clinical research, evaluation and validation activities in support of our core product values
  • Responsible for product BU Global Clinical Plans (GCPs), including PMCF plans
  • Employ knowledge of literature to broaden the benefit of our clinical studies.
  • Apply quantitative skills to challenge and validate procedures for clinical value; study design, critical analysis, and editing
  • Conduct systematic literature reviews and Meta-analysis to provide clinical evidence in evaluation of safety and performance of our product portfolio, critically appraise scientific literature and write Literature search reports to assist clinical evaluation as well as development of clinical strategies and clinical investigation protocols
  • Participate in data review, analysis, and interpretation to provide input to clinical study evaluation reports and /or support quality/regulatory decisions
  • Assist in identifying investigators, protocol development, and study design for scientific and regulatory publications and studies
  • Contribute to our global HEOR and Market Access strategy
  • Provide overall product value direction and guidance to the cross-functional HEOR & Market Access teams
  • Promote alignment of clinical with economic evidence strategy in support of our core product values
  • Provide clinical, scientific and health economic information related to disease states
  • Identify, effectively communicate, and resolve project issue, risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Effectively communicate project status to project stakeholders and top management
  • Lead an evidence plan which accounts for market dynamics, competition, cost-effectiveness, HTA impact and more
  • Crafts evidence influence maps globally. i.e., how does evidence in one market/country impact other countries/global?
  • Experience (7 years +) in medical device and corporate development
  • Aptitude to understand complex mechatronic medical devices in order to create and validate clinical core value proposition
  • 4 year degree and advanced degree (MS, MD, PharmD, PhD etc.) and/or experience in endoscopy, pulmonology preferred
  • Experience with clinical trial design and clinical evidence strategy
  • Understanding of all healthcare stakeholders and access to the right real-world data (RWD) sources to generate insights and evidence to shape a value proposition - clinical, financial, operational, and strategic drivers
  • Familiar with Health technology assessments (HTA) and expertise in compiling and critiquing evidence submissions for global HTA bodies (OUS preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge in: Biostatistics, Medical writing, Data management, Medical & safety monitoring, Market access & positioning, Specialty labs & Translational sciences, Health economics and outcome research

Nice to have
  • Familiar with economic, policy and advanced modeling research projects
  • Strong critical/analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in systematic literature searches for safety, performance and state of the art, literature review and appraisal of clinical data
  • Proven ability to lead, influence and work well in a cross functional team environment with ability to be a hands-on as needed
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and collaborative team product development processes / requirements
  • Strong project management, planning, decision making, negotiating and change management skills
  • Seeks, recognizes, and executes creative and simple solutions to resolve complex department challenges; routinely steadies the team when stressed; leads by example
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal), presentation and documentation skills
  • Self-managed, needing minimal supervision to complete assignments
  • Self-confident and able to react quickly under pressure
  • Strong Administrative Acumen: budgets, project/program cost tracking and other technical management administrative experience

  • Flexibility to travel up to 20% of time, including international and domestic
Additional Information
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Shift : Day

Travel : 25% of the time

Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2022-08-31
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