• Clinical Development Specialist, Quality Improvement

    Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Applied Medical is dedicated to providing innovative products, programs and solutions that meet clinical needs and improve patient outcomes. Applied is equally committed to improving the affordability and accessibility of high-quality healthcare. Applied’s team members enjoy a dynamic, team-focused environment that allows opportunity for growth and choice in individual career paths through skills development, training and advanced business knowledge.  If you would like to be a part of a company making a significant and sustainable impact on healthcare, then Applied Medical is the place for you.

    Position Description

    As a Clinical Development Specialist, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team to develop and manage quality improvement programs aimed at improving hospitals’ clinical performance outcomes, and ultimately improve patients’ quality of care.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead the coordination, support and management of various stages of program development, including research and identification of clinical/customer needs, market analysis and application, and resource development and implementation
    • Gain a thorough understanding of clinical processes and areas that impact quality improvement and patient safety within a hospital environment
    • Utilize relevant sources to research and analyze complex clinical, process and market data; present those findings to the team and collaborate with team members to drive projects
    • Lead implementation of projects with hospitals’ quality improvement teams, including the development and implementation of action plans, clinical protocols and surveillance strategies
    • Lead and coordinate system-wide efforts with partner hospitals to streamline quality practices, improve operational efficiency and provide ongoing training and education
    • Monitor and analyze the market and competitive offerings and support strategic planning and implementation
    • Build working relationships with customers and thought leaders
    • Develop and promote the Applied Medical brand and culture

    Position Requirements

    The following skills and attributes are required:

    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • 5+ years of experience, ideally in a healthcare industry or in project management field
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and build relationships within complex networks
    • Proven ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex or abstract problems
    • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and team-building skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends
    • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


    The following skills and attributes are preferred:

    • Knowledge of quality improvement, project management and process improvement methodology and tools and their application
    • Experience leading multidisciplinary project teams
    • Proven experience with mentorship of team members
    • Competence in statistical analysis and report writing
    • Proficiency in MS Office (including Project and Visio)


    • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
    • On-campus wellness activities
    • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
    • Education reimbursement program
    • 401(k) program with employer match
    • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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