Clinical applications specialist (diagnostics) is a role in the medical care industry that provides therapeutic sessions to families and completes assessments and medical equipment diagnostics. Other tasks they perform can include product demonstrations, device demonstrations (when appropriate), and installations of new products. The skills necessary for this job include functional interpersonal skills with patients and the ability to supervise assigned staff. This job may also require being on-call 24/7 for crises.
These specialists exist almost exclusively in the medical industry but can also be found in personal assistive care. Companies that sell medical equipment employ clinical applications specialists; in some cases, medical practitioners will as well. They work chiefly with other medical professionals within the company or practitioner's office and typically have some supervisory role over other staff. These specialists work indoors, although there can be a degree of physicality involved in operating or installing some medical equipment.
Employers of clinical applications specialists (diagnostics) typically require applicants to be licensed mental health professionals and have a bachelor's degree in a related field. Additionally, three years clinical experience or more is typically required to be considered for this position. These specialists generally work standard daytime office hours. Their primary role is usually troubleshooting medical equipment when it breaks down, but they can become have more inclusive involvement with patients, depending on the particular position and company.
Clinical Applications Specialist (Diagnostics) Tasks
Monitor, evaluate and record training activities and program effectiveness.
Organize, develop or obtain training procedure manuals, course materials and product demonstrations.
Act as a liaison with vendor and assist in the development, testing and improvement of system design.
Train and assist physicians and clinical staff in system applications and processes.