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Associate Director, Medical Education - Coronary - Remote

Company: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Shockwave Medical, Inc. is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease. Shockwave Medical aims to establish a new standard of care for medical device treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through its differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque.

Position Overview

The Associate Director, Medical Education is a critical, high-visibility customer facing role within Shockwave Medical (SWAV) with the intention of developing and executing medical education and physician relations activities. The position, which can be remote, has global responsibility across the coronary line of therapy and reports to the Sr. Director of Professional Education.

The incumbent will lead a growing effort to educate and train health care professionals on SWAV therapies. He/She must be skilled at the appropriate coaching of physicians in the development and delivery of scientific communications and peer-to-peer training. This individual is core to physician relationship management at SWAV and will develop and maintain productive relationships with many Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) from disciplines such as interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and allied healthcare professionals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, plan and execute Shockwave Medical-managed HCP programs, including identifying educational needs, and development of programs and formats that meet customer and business needs. This role owns the professional education strategy for a key therapeutic area(s) and will manage a budget and supporting resources involved in executing the strategy.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with Healthcare Professionals in therapeutic area of focus.
  • Responsible for execution of events, contracting of new speakers, maintenance of compliance standards, preparation of speaker materials, documentation and tracking.
  • Develop educational objectives and curricula / agenda for programs, including both CME and Non-CME accredited content.
  • Identify and contract of new training sites and physician speakers.
  • May oversee execution of symposia, virtual or at-conference, including agenda design, content development, and physician speaker coaching.
  • Will facilitate preparation of presentation materials and physician speaker coaching for podium presentations.
  • Contribute to the operations and continued improvement of speaker's bureau process and portal, as well as the development and maintenance of speaker slide decks and appropriate compliance / approvals.
  • Partner with meeting planners to coordinate seamless execution of logistical details.
  • Act as an advisor and consult with the field organization to uncover HCP learning needs and develop educational solutions to meet those needs.
  • Partner with medical societies and fellowship programs.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of therapies, scientific literature, and products in within areas of focus.
  • Develop and maintain annual budgets.
  • Contribute to annual Needs Assessment Process and maintain compliance and reporting standards in line with Shockwave Medical HCP education procedures and guidelines.

    • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study. Advanced degree preferred.
    • 8+ years of experience in education, training, sales or marketing in the med-tech space. Prior experience in the cardiovascular space is highly preferred.
    • Highly organized and strong project management skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills.
    • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
    • Operate in a cross-functional team and independently, with adaptability to changing requirements.
    • Demonstrated willingness to make decisions and to take responsibility for such.
    • Effective written, verbal and presentation skills with all levels of management and organizations.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in PowerPoint.
    • Previous experience in CVENT and/or Sales Force is a plus.
    • Ability to travel up to 40%.


      Shockwave Medical offers a competitive total compensation package as well as the following benefits and perks -

      Core Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax and Roth 401k options with a fully vested match, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance, Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account (HSA), Competitive PTO balance

      Perks: ESPP, Calm App, Pet Insurance, Student Loan Refinancing, Spot Bonus awards

      EEO Employer

Keywords: Shockwave Medical, Inc., Irvine , Associate Director, Medical Education - Coronary - Remote, Healthcare , Irvine, California

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