Abbott Clinical Safety Specialist II in Plymouth, Minnesota

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Job Summary :

Collaborates with other members of the Medical Safety team to provide support to internal functional teams including Clinical, Quality, Reliability, Regulatory Compliance and Data Management. He/she will also interact with external customers, including expert physicians, members of different advisory boards. The Medical Safety Specialist will work under the direction of the Medical Safety Manager, Medical/Scientific Affairs processing adverse events as defined per clinical protocols. This role will also assist with the education of clinical teams on identification and reporting of adverse events specific to clinical research projects. Employees act on their strong desire to make a difference, partner with others and put ideas into action. Employees are engaged by a work culture that is team oriented, fast paced and progressive.

Job Duties :

• Contribute to the development and implementation of safety program initiatives, process improvements, and sound safety principles and practices.

• Process all adverse events per Work Instruction / Protocol, working collaboratively with study specific CRAs to ensure comprehensive information is available for advisory committee review and reporting.

• Work with clinical study teams to ensure adherence to protocol, regulations and SJM policies regarding the reporting of adverse events.

• Assist with training on study specific adverse event definitions prior to start of clinical study/registry and ongoing as needed to insure compliance and accurate reporting.

• Participate as a member of the team to support clinical expert panels (DMC/DSMB/CEC), including assisting in the preparation of briefing documents, organizing meetings and preparing meeting minutes.

• Contributes in the development and writing of industry standard operating procedures and processes for safety activities including writing of the Safety Management Plan for assigned studies to ensure the uniform and timely processing of adverse event reports.

• Assist in responding to queries from regulatory authorities or outside sources; compiling and supplying as requested, safety information for Regulatory submissions such as IDE (Investigational Device Exemption), Progress reports, Final reports and PMAs.

• Ensures departmental workflow processes and timelines are followed.

• Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

• Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

• Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Qualifications :

​ A Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college. Preferably with an

academic focus in natural science, pre-medicine, nursing, bioengineering, or a

related academic field.

• Working knowledge of medical terminology, clinical research conduct, regulations, and standards.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and personal organization skills; ability to prioritize workload and work effectively, sometimes within resource constraints.

• Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) related to clinical safety documentation, worldwide regulatory requirements and reporting of adverse event for both marketed and investigational products.

• Safety experience includes actual experience processing AE/SAE reports, generating narratives, queries, and experience with regulatory submissions.

• Experience in Clinical studies conduct and management.

• Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

• Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prefer an advanced degree in Pharmacy, Nursing, Life Science, or other health-related field

• Preferably 3-5 years of experience in a hospital or clinic setting, within the cardiovascular or neurology specialties.


Medical & Scientific Affairs


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.


United States > Sunnyvale : 645 Almanor Ave






Not Applicable


Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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