Role Purpose :
The TMTT Echosonographer will provide expertise in cardiac echosonography and TMTT products to internal and external stakeholders and will support pre, intra, and post-procedural echo.
The candidate will join a fast-paced, dynamic team within Edwards’ Lifesciences and the individual will play a pivotal role in the implementation of new therapies.
Major Job Functions :
Intraprocedural echocardiographic guidance using trans-esophageal echo (TEE) and / or trans-thoracic echo (TTE) (and / or with intra-cardiac Eeho (ICE)) during TMTT procedures, & / or surface epicardial echo)
Evaluation of pre- and post-procedural valvular regurgitation and pressure gradients to evaluate procedural outcome
Education of internal and external stakeholders on mitral- and tricuspid echo evaluation and screening for TMTT procedures as well as intra-procedural echo guidance.
Evaluation of echocardiographic imaging (2D, 3D, Doppler, M-Mode, etc.) for the purposes of patient selection, screening.
Assist in the development and continuous improvement of echo training materials and training tools, based on clinical experience.
Educate and train physicians and hospital personnel on technical aspects of the TMTT products and procedures from an echo perspective and / or coordinating one-on-one ad hoc training sessions and in-service structured education programs.
Throughout clinical investigations and procedures, provide physicians and other staff with ongoing support to ensure continuity of education and technical support.
Required Education / Skills :
An effective candidate must have hands-on skills with the proven ability to apply technical knowledge and judgment to complex anatomical implant procedures.
Technical proficiency specific to echocardiography and interventional cardiology is required.
Proficient in operating echocardiographic equipment (TEE, TTE, ICE) and analyzing
Strong aptitude for cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Experience working in cardiac cath lab and / or operation room
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary - this position will require
close collaboration with internal as external physician partners
Computer proficiency, especially MS Word, MS Excel, & MS PowerPoint is preferred
Must be proactive and creative in identifying and solving problems.
Requires a high-energy individual who has excellent teamwork and communication skills
Enjoys working in a changing, fast paced environment
Strong time and territory management skills.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and problem-solving.
Up to 80% travel (primarily in EU)
German language is an advantage due to European role.
Experience in Cardiac Computed Tomography would be a plus.
Experience in clinical trial operations a plus.
Major Challenges / Issues / Problems / Complexities :
Working in new and fast growing environment
Extensive Travel in role