Dir, Medical - Neurology-Marlborough, MA in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

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Job Description

Dir, Medical - Neurology- Bayonne, New Jersey - 

Situational Assessment / Summary

  • Responsible for providing medical affairs and clinical direction for neurologic diseases providing and/or guiding direction of neurology/neuroimmunology efforts companywide.
  • Work with external partners: academic institutions, KOLs, customers, payers, and regulatory agencies – as a medical director reporting to the Sr. Medical Director of Advanced Diagnostics
  • Role will be critical providing strategic insights to neurology franchise efforts relating to test development, licensing, joint partnership or other technology evaluation and providing clinical relevance of testing for successful commercialization
  • Collaborate with Science & Innovation on R&D project pipeline. Understand feedback and what new tests need to be developed 
  • This position will work for business growth in Neurology with a keen understanding of the challenges facing neurologists and medical centers.
  • The individual must be able to work cross functionally to develop reimbursement and clinical utility plans for new and emerging testing

Key Accountabilities
Advises Quest Neurology and Advanced Diagnostics senior management staff of trends and actions that must be incorporated into business and strategic planning.
Interacts with academic institutions, key opinion leaders, and reviews new research developments in the appropriate fields of expertise.  Makes recommendations on strategies and tests to develop consistent with R&D and Clinical Franchise strategic plan.
Member of neurology Franchise team. Participates in all significant scientific, business and policy decisions impacting the clinical utility and quality of testing services.
(SC: Is redundant based on the others)Honors requests for consultations from clinicians regarding the appropriateness and interpretation of laboratory tests. Due to the importance of quality patient care, servicing consultation requests of all types is considered imperative.
.(Added a few things in bullet 2 above, and this is redundant)
Interacts with internal team (Client Services, Clinical franchise teams, Sales and Marketing, Operations) to facilitate and foster increased transfer of information related to Medicine and Science at Quest Diagnostics.
Interacts with Payers and Policy Makers, Patient Organizations to drive reimbursement schedule, and works with Advocacy groups to understand and address the needs of patients
Attendance at National, International meetings, review courses in areas of assigned expertise to maintain/build knowledge/certifications and to provide representation for Quest Diagnostics.
Perform other duties as assigned when pertinent to neurologic diseases
Supports the commercial team when needed for critical meetings with customers either over the phone or customer visit
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
M.D or D.O.;  Board certified Or eligible in Neurology with focus on Neuroimmunology.
Possess a broad knowledge of neuroimmunology therapeutic area, clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, and operations.
Good communication skills are a must, particularly since the Director regularly contacts our medical professional clients in the related sub-specialties.
Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. 
Personal adaptability and ability to lead change.
Capability to provide leadership and direction in a fast-paced and complex operating environment.
Passion for patient care and services.
Strong executive presence, public relations and communications skills.
Ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders and influence those involved in making major decisions that impact the businesses. 
Strength in responding to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. 


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