A clinical specialist of medical devices may plan, coordinate, and implement clinical evaluations to ensure clinical acceptance of all technological devices. Other duties consist of maintaining all certifications of vendor hospital credentials, training employees in the clinical field, performing clinical research, and participating in case reviews.
During work hours, this clinical specialist must attend procedures in operating rooms of the hospital when needed. Educating customers on the merits, proper clinical procedures, and usages of clinical devices is also another responsibility that a clinical specialist must accommodate. A clinical specialist may also support clients by providing clinical education about merits and proper clinical usage of company products by giving presentations and demonstrations. These specialists use a wide variety of formats and platforms to keep all customers knowledgeable about the latest product, therapy, and technology developments in the industry.
It is also the duty of this clinical specialist to answer any unsolicited questions of customers and is also responsible for in-servicing of all products in the industry. A clinical specialist must be ready for on-call duties that may require the employee to work 24/7 when needed. It is also recommended that a clinical specialist possess at least three years of experience relevant to the clinical specialty field, which may be acquired in college or on the job. At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field is usually required.
Clinical Specialist, Medical Devices Tasks
Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures.
Research new materials to be used for products.
Advise and assist in the application of instrumentation in clinical environments.
Install, adjust, maintain, or repair biomedical equipment.