Advanced Surgical Consultant - Austin

Auris Health

Auris Health

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory and respiratory support, with a mission of recovering hearts & saving lives. Abiomed’s “Patients First!” culture drives our skilled workforce and strong relationships with clinicians. Our innovative product portfolio and robust pipeline provide us the incredible opportunity to bring lifesaving technology to more patients around the world than ever before. Founded in 1981, Abiomed has a proven track record for growth, integrity and innovation.

I Am Abiomed | I Am Heart Recovery | Patients First!

Abiomed, a rapidly growing medical device company, is looking for a driven and results oriented Surgical Sales “Heart Team” Specialist. We are growing both our focus and device line-up in order to support Cardiac Surgeons and Heart Failure Cardiologists across the US. With our continued success, we are looking to expand our commercial team. You will work closely with our Surgical Account Managers and Commercial Sales and clinical team who will be responsible for driving growth across the   US. Through our Impella® product portfolio you will enable physicians and staff to recover hearts and save patients’ lives.

Coverage Areas:   Austin, Texas

Advanced Surgical Consultant will:

  • Train, educate, and support combined CT/Heart Failure programs on the proper use of the Impella 5.5 wtih SmartAssista
  • Full customer immersion (ie. input on patient selection and subsequent surgical support) within 5.5 sites to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  • Train, educate and, provide support in conjunction with the Medical Office and Engineering team to support EFS/PMA efforts and full commercialization of the BTR pump and future Surgical and Heart Failure focused technologies.
  • Device expertise and support on Impella 5.0/ LD in order to assist with the adoption of the full portfolio beyond 5.5 commercial launch responsibilities.
  • Clinical and technical expertise and support of Breethe Oxy-1 to assist with device integration and support of system adaptation into applications beyond the initial commercial launch.
  • Participate when able with launch, training, and education of combined Surgical/ Heart Failure programs on the proper use of the Breethe Oxy-1 system with the Breethe Clinical Team.
  • Internal collaboration with the Commercial Team, Training Team, Engineering Team, Marketing, Professional Education, Clinical, as well as with R&D.
  • Maintain contact with all customers to evaluate clinical and educational needs.
  • Performs device training on full Impella Surgical Device line-up.
  • Be a functional expert and provide advanced acumen on the durable, acute, and, hemodynamic medical device landscape and best practices in the management of those devices.
  • Cultivates close relationship with strategic business partners and key opinion leaders.
  • Input to management on all situations affecting clinical results and sales.
  • Call point(s): Cardiac Surgeons, Heart Failure Cardiologists, OR teams, Intensivists, Perfusionists, and ICU/ Step Down Unit teams.
  • Staff major conferences: HFSA, AHA, STS, AATS, and ISHLT.
  • Staff Advanced Surgical Courses and local heart failure and surgical symposiums.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 5+ years’ experience of clinical support within Cardiac Surgery (licensed Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Physician’s Assistant, Perfusionist) for the CT service line
  • Medical device/ Industry experience preferred
  • Confidence, expertise and, familiarity of cardiac surgery and OR protocol is required
  • Experience and willingness to travel/ cover multiple geographies
  • Direct patient support experience required
  • Ability to drive patient outcomes required
  • Ability to travel 50%-75% overnight required
  • Conduct duties and responsibilities in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations governing the medical device industry required.
  • A valid driver's license issued in the United States

At Abiomed we reward results in competitive ways! This includes a rewarding patient first career, health and wellness benefits, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match. The anticipated base pay range for this position is $115,000 - $125,000. The Company maintains a highly competitive sales incentive compensation program. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for participation in this program in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans.  Additional information can be found through the link below:  https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.