About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.

Edwards Lifesciences is represented in approximately 100 countries and has approximately 14.500 employees around the world. The corporate headquarter is located in Irvine, California, and has regional headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and in Tokyo, Japan. Manufacturing facilities are located in the US, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, Switzerland, Ireland and Singapore. Edwards Lifesciences employs approximately 36 people in the Nordics, and the headquarter is based in Malmö, south Sweden. Sales in the Nordic market has doubled the last five years and reached USD 62 million in 2019.

What We Do
Edwards Lifesciences partners with physicians to innovate products designed to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. We focus on medical technologies that address large and growing patient populations in which there are significant unmet clinical needs, such as structural heart disease and critical care monitoring.

Our technologies are categorized into our four business units - heart valve therapy, critical care, cardiac surgery systems and vascular – each with a rich history and unique patient focus.

Our History
Edwards Lifesciences’ roots date to 1958, when Miles “Lowell” Edwards set out to build the first artificial heart.

Edwards was a 60-year-old, recently retired engineer holding 63 patents in an array of industries, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a dream of helping patients with heart disease. His fascination with healing the heart was sparked in his teens, when he suffered two bouts of rheumatic fever, which can scar heart valves and eventually cause the heart to fail.

With a background in hydraulics and fuel pump operations, Edwards believed the human heart could be mechanized. He presented the concept to Dr. Albert Starr, a young surgeon at the University of Oregon Medical School, who thought the idea was too complex. Instead, Starr encouraged Edwards to focus first on developing an artificial heart valve, for which there was an immediate need.

After just two years, the first Starr-Edwards mitral valve was designed, developed, tested, and successfully placed in a patient. Newspapers around the world reported on what they termed a “miraculous” heart surgery.

This innovation spawned a company, Edwards Laboratories, which set up shop in Santa Ana, California – not far from where Edwards Lifesciences’ corporate headquarters is located today.

In 1966, Edwards Laboratories was purchased by American Hospital Supply Corporation and became American Edwards Laboratories. Then, in 1985, American Edwards was acquired by Baxter International Inc. In early 2000, the company was spun-off as an independent, publicly-held corporation and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EW.”

Our spirit of innovation remains central to Edwards today. The number of patients requiring treatment for cardiovascular disease and critical illnesses is increasing dramatically, and further growth is expected in the future. Several factors are feeding this dynamic: an aging population, high incidence of rheumatic fever in developing nations, and improved diagnostic techniques that allow physicians to detect problems sooner.

Today, we continue to lead the field of tissue replacement heart valves and repair products and advanced hemodynamic monitoring, which have helped treat and manage more than 2 million patients worldwide.

With more than 60 years of experience, we have grown into a global company, with a presence in approximately 100 countries and approximately 14500 employees around the world. Each one of them is dedicated to furthering Edwards’ original vision to help clinicians, patients and their families work together as a united community fighting cardiovascular disease and critical illnesses.

Our Product Lines
Our line of Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna tissue heart valves is the choice of surgeons globally due to their durability and performance.

From our success in valve replacements, we moved into heart valve repair and have become the world’s leading innovator of products for surgical valve repair, or annuloplasty.

Our heart valve expertise has also led to the development of one of the most exciting opportunities in the cardiovascular field – transcatheter heart valve replacement. The specially designed valve and delivery system is being evaluated in clinical studies in which high-risk patients receive a valve replacement without traditional open-heart surgery and while their heart continues to beat. Clinicians replace a patient’s aortic valve via a catheter inserted into a small incision in either the leg or between the ribs. Our leadership in transcatheter heart valve replacement includes a commitment to meaningful innovation, rigorous scientific study, extensive clinician training and education, and significant investment in new applications of the technology.

Consistent with this effort to explore less invasive surgery, we are committed to providing tools for minimally invasive cardiac surgery that allow cardiac surgeons to perform heart valve operations through small openings, or "ports," in the spaces between the ribs.

We are also a global leader in critical care monitoring, providing life-saving information that enables clinicians to determine the best course of treatment for millions of critically ill patients. More than 50 years ago, we developed the field of hemodynamic monitoring for critically ill patients with the introduction of the Swan-Ganz catheter, and leveraged this gold-standard technology to develop our market-leading, minimally invasive FloTrac monitoring system.

Additionally, we offer a variety of products to treat vascular diseases, such as the Fogarty line of embolectomy catheters, which have been the industry standard for removing blood clots from the arms and legs for more than 50 years.


Heart valve technologies
Dedicated to improving the lives of patients with structural heart disease, our commitment to transformational heart valve technology began in 1960 with the first commercially available heart valve. Edwards has continued to meaningfully advance heart valve therapy, and, more than 60 years later, we remain a global leader in this field. Our offerings include tissue replacement heart valves and repair products, as well as transcatheter heart valves for those patients considered at intermediate or greater risk for conventional valve replacement.

The Edwards proven family of PERIMOUNT surgical valves are the world's most frequently implanted valves. Decades of clinical experience and peer-reviewed data on Edwards valves provide robust evidence of long-term durability and proven hemodynamics of the PERIMOUNT valve platform.

Edwards leadership in transcatheter heart valve replacement includes a commitment to meaningful innovation, rigorous scientific study, extensive clinician training and education, and significant investment in new applications of the technology. The Edwards SAPIEN valve platform continues to raise the bar as the most widely studied transcatheter heart valve worldwide.

Edwards also offers market-leading technologies that facilitate on-pump cardiac surgery procedures through smaller incisions. Edwards’ minimally invasive valve surgery solutions are comprised of soft tissue retractors, venous and arterial cannulae, aortic occlusion, venting, and coronary sinus catheters.

Additional company information can be found at http://www.edwards.com.

 

Field Clinical Specialist THV Sweden, Edwards Lifesciences

An opportunity to add real clinical value in a high quality market leading company

The position – Field Clinical Specialist THV Sweden

The Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Business Unit is now hiring a highly skilled Field Clinical Specialist Sweden with a national responsibility for the clinical activities within THV in the Swedish market.

About the Field Team
The Field Team spearheads the company's activities in the THV market within the territory covered by the Field Team. The Team consists primarily of the Field Clinical Specialist and the respective Commercial Territory Manager for the territory. The members of the Field Team are jointly responsible and accountable for the success of the THV business in the territory.

Role Purpose
Working as a member of the Field Team and under the supervision of the Business Unit Manager, the Field Clinical Specialist will provide expertise and clinical insights on the device, and TAVI procedure to secure patient safety.

Major Job functions and responsibilities
• Be technically competent on all aspects of the Edwards THV portfolio of products and the TAVI therapy (including device preparation) and develop an extensive understanding of all their applications
• Acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge of the company's products/therapies and develop an extensive understanding of all their applications
• Utilize acquired knowledge to educate physicians and staff to reach expert proficiency in the THV procedure to deliver positive patient outcomes through conducting and/or coordinating one-on-one ad hoc training sessions and in-service structured education programs
• Support implants, conduct device preparation and crimping of the Edwards valve in each assigned case; Train nurses in device preparation and crimping of the Edwards valve, consult with physicians to support them in reaching expert proficiency in the THV procedure to deliver positive patient outcomes. Provide physicians and medical staff with required follow-up support to ensure continuity of education and technical support related to all aspects of patient outcome
• Work as a member of the Field Team with the Territory Manager to create and maintain a ‘Territory Action Plan' (TAP) and execute the TAP accordingly
• Partner with the proctor and the Field Team to plan and implement physician and support staff training
• Work together with the Territory Manager on growing the THV therapy through therapy awareness programs
• Advise Cardiologists and Surgeons in the patient selection process
• Assist in the development of the THV procedure in both Cardiology and Surgery
• Ensure certification of centers, physicians and other related staff, as well as Edwards personnel and as outlined with the applicable EW SOP's
• Communicate and explain clinical data
• Work together with the Territory Manager on executing market and therapy development activities focused increasing therapy awareness in the community, specifically among referring community and patients
• Maintain and report market data and analysis, competitor and customer activities
• Reporting of business and customer related information in ‘Salesforce.com'
• Manage expenses and submit timely expense reports
• Represent Edwards at local and national meetings and societies in a highly professional manner as required
• Participate in all necessary training and planning events
• Ensure to report all products and procedures complaints to the Quality Department within 24 hours – compliance management
• Supports cases outside of the territory, on an as needed basis
• Coach and mentor team members as required.

Opportunities with the position
• Edwards Life Sciences is a company renowned by its high standards, solid clinical service and top quality products
• The THV product portfolio is top notch and market leader with a continuous research and development resulting in new applications and products. Edwards is investing some 17% of revenue to develop highly innovative solutions and back them up with clinical evidence
• As Field Clinical Specialist you will become a key player for THV in Sweden adding great value for patients and healthcare. There are opportunities to influence and put your own mark on the job execution
• The Nordic team has created a superior collaborative team spirit built on professionalism, service, patient focus, innovation, trust and a positive attitude
• For the right profile there are substantial opportunities for personal development within the role and in the company.

Required Experience and Education:
• Previous experience with education and training in a clinical setting strongly preferred
• Expert clinical skills specifically in cardiac surgery, radiology, imaging or interventional cardiology are strongly preferred
• Must be comfortable with hands-on clinician training and voicing an opinion in the clinical setting when appropriate and in the patient’s best interest

Desired Personal Competencies, Characteristics and Skills:
• A skill set that combines drive and self-motivation, strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to plan, organize, close and deliver
• The ability to manage the inevitable ambiguities of commercial and clinical requirements and the capacity to work autonomously when needed, and closely together to develop common team objectives
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence key decision makers based on clinical credibility
• Excellent interpersonal skills, interfacing with multiple constituencies including cardiologists, support staff and sales in order to effectively build relationships with external customers and internal team members
• Passion and strong motivation
• Must value teamwork and the contributions of others to achieve common goals
• Excellent planning, organization and project management skills
• Behaviours consistent with the organization’s culture, ethics and codes of conduct
• The ability to travel extensively and the flexibility to easily change hats between technical and sales requirement

Other requirements:
• MS Windows and Office Suite
• Fluent in Swedish and high level in English (company language)
• Full clean driver's license
• The role of Field Clinical Specialist is field based and calls for working in the territory for the majority of the working week. Approximately 20% of the time will be required for internal meetings, training and administration.

The position is national and travelling in Sweden should be seen as natural part of the job.

Contact

For further information about the position please contact, Magnus Klingberg or Sara Steinvall, Senior Recruitment consultants at PeakSearch. Apply for the position at http://www.peaksearch.se.

Contact information:
Magnus Klingberg: magnus.klingberg@peaksearch.se, +46 8 545 00 100, +46 70 678 09 92
Sara Steinvall: sara.steinvall@peaksearch.se, +46 8 545 00 10, +46 70 204 37 42