Clinical Advisor

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 05 June 2019

Salary: Competitive

Clinical Advisor

TG Eakin Ltd part of the Eakin Healthcare Group is now recruiting for a key position of Clinical Advisor.

TG Eakin is an ambitious and vibrant company within the medical ostomy sector. An incredibly successful forty-year-old family owned and controlled company with a new lease of life, the organisation is beginning a new phase of expansion and development. Based near Comber in Northern Ireland, the company exports globally with highly reputable brands and products designed to enhance the quality of life of people with a stoma. Our future ambition is to build on our past successes with even more innovative brands and products delivered to existing and new geographies.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be directly responsible for helping TG Eakin develop a leading clinical voice within Ostomy and Wound drainage internationally.  You will be a senior and integral member of a wider commercial team who are all joined by the common ambition to ensure having a stoma becomes ‘a small part of a bigger life’ for a growing number of people, across the world.

Contributing directly to an evidence-based approach to developing and promoting our products and services, this role provides clinical expertise that will inform a wide range of commercial decisions and provide advice and support to ensure the consistent delivery of a high quality, client focused service across our international markets that include North America, France, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, UK and Ireland.

Importantly, the clinical advisor will network with Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses internationally.  This will include building and delivering educational sessions, leading nurse engagement programmes, attending conferences and nurturing relationships with key opinion leaders in order to build Eakin’s reputation in key markets.  Carrying out clinical research, collating and presenting findings is also integral to this goal.

  

KEY ACTIVITIES

Strategy Participation

  • Provide a clinical voice and opinion to the overall discussion and execution of the Commercial team strategic plan, with specific responsibility for the creation and management of the Clinical Objectives
  • Provide clinical input during development of marketing strategy
  • Network with Stoma nurses and related HCPs across our major markets, building meaningful relationships with key nurses and helping to build the clinical reputation and awareness of Eakin

New Product Development

  • Work closely with the Insights and R+D teams to ensure all newly created products meet the consumer and nurse needs both within and outside a clinical setting 
  • Participating in the organisation of patient trials by assisting with patient selection, and monitoring patients’ progress during trials

Product Insights and Marketing

  • Key member of CORE panel, delivering twice yearly sessions to our international nurse panel that helps us evolve and validate key concepts in stoma care and related products
  • Working closely with the Marketing department to ensure that all material (printed and on-line) is clinically accurate and up-to-date making sure it is easily understood by both consumers and HCPs
  • Lead a programme of nurse engagement, through specific activities and programmes that are owned by this role and others which are supported by the Clinical advisor

Training and Education

  • Create and deliver training and education sessions in collaboration with Marketing to deliver presentations to all key stakeholders – business partners, health care professionals and associates
  • Deliver presentations through various mediums including webinar, conference presentations to large or small groups, road shows and recorded demonstrations. The content should support the use of the product and or service and should be clinically referenced
  • Offer support to field-based Eakin stoma nursing staff (Currently Ireland and Japan)
  • Provide regular training for all members within the Commercial team in relation to anatomy and physiology and surgical or product usage trends.  Also educating in the use of all Eakin products with a high level of understanding of comparable products in the market place
  • Deliver bespoke training for all new members of office staff (beyond Commercial) depending on role

Research

  • Research and develop clinical reasoning for products or services created by Eakin
  • Develop articles for publication and promotion detailing the evidence found in the research, helping to deliver these messages to the market
  • Where appropriate deliver research at national or international conferences

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

 

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • A Registered Nurse or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years nursing experience
  • A qualification in stoma care and experience of at least 3 years specifically within Ostomy care
  • Fluent English speaker
  • A willingness to travel within the UK and internationally
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office with good Excel and PowerPoint

 Desirable

  • Ability to speak one or more foreign languages
  • Full clean driving licence

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Full Commercial team (Sales, Marketing, Clinical and Product/Insights)
  • Field sales teams
  • Research and Development
  • Quality Manager

External

  • Business partners
  • International HCPs
  • Email and telephone contact with consumers and nurses

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Some domestic and international travel will be required
  • This is currently a full-time role, however we are able to consider a shorter working week

 

COMPETENCIES

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Networking – Feels relaxed about relating to people and soon forges and builds relationships.  Works well in an environment of mutual support and information sharing.  Is not afraid to direct people or ask for their help.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data.  Likes to be well informed and drills down into details.  Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and when solving problems.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Technical expert –full breadth of technical knowledge and can operate as a technical advisor, influencing others to achieve goals without relying on hierarchy. Keeps up to date on changes within their field and implements plans to ensure organisation is in a state of readiness.  Participates in industry and professional associations

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