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Manager II, Medical Safety Job

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Date: Mar 26, 2019

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a)



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About this role:

Responsible for the implementation of practices, policies, and processes for the Rhythm Management Division Medical Safety team to ensure the provision of medical expertise, objective oversight and safety vigilance throughout the product lifecycle.  Manages and facilitates the completion of accurate, timely, and consistent medical assessment of clinical adverse events and post-market complaints requiring medical review. Provides leadership and career development for safety professionals (non-MDs) in their efforts to enable high level medical/therapeutic guidance to internal and external customers.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Represent Medical Safety in cross-functional and cross-divisional working groups on matters affecting patient safety in diverse areas such as product development, clinical studies, post market surveillance, labeling, quality, and risk management.
  • Ensure processes and training curriculum are current to support medical safety oversight and input into Clinical (BSC sponsored clinical trials) and Quality (product complaint handling).
  • Support the Clinical, Quality, and Regulatory organization and assist in the creation, implementation, and harmonization of standard policies and procedures.
  • Recognize and direct organizational and individual contributor development needs and opportunities for continuous improvement within Medical Safety.
  • Drives comprehensive, integrated analysis of potential safety issues.
  • Actively supports the Patient Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) and its activities.

Management Requirements:

  • Will lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals.  Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports (medical safety analysts and business process admin) and drive those practices throughout the organization.
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Direct and control the activities and budget for the team.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel for meetings (less than 10%).


What we’re looking for in you:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical experience (e.g., nursing, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare/life science related field or an equivalent combination of work and education
  • 7+ years of related work experience in Medical Safety, clinical research, and/or clinical nursing
  • Demonstrated proficiency in staff leadership and development
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, global, multicultural environment
  • Budget management and resource planning experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence a broad range of global stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in healthcare/clinical research related field
  • Medical experience, particularly in cardiac, electrophysiology lab or cardiac device clinic settings
  • Demonstrated proficiency in staff leadership and development
  • Project management / leadership experience
  • Ability to maintain strategic perspective and align activities with business vision and purpose
  • Ability to respond flexibly and positively under conditions of uncertainty or change
  • Experience in operational safety within clinical studies
  • Excellent communication skills


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 443898


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