The Oncology Clinical Educators (OCEs) are field-based clinical healthcare professionals (HCPs) who focus a majority of their time (virtual or face-to-face) engaging with external HCP customers. This team communicates peer-to-peer as a trusted partner with Oncology Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Community Oncologists/Hematologist Oncologists. Upon request, they provide data and clinical information in a fair and balanced way and will support the safe, effective, and appropriate use of imetelstat, including education on dosing, administration, and management of potential adverse effects. Following approval, OCEs will be responsible for delivering on-label presentations to their HCP customers to ensure their practices are well informed to support successful imetelstat administration from Day one.
OCEs develop territory-specific interaction plans based on Medical Affairs objectives and their HCP needs and collaborate with internal and field partners on appropriate cross-functional account/institution plans and customer centric programs. OCEs partner on training during onboarding and provide approved clinical updates to Commercial partners at territory and region meetings, and train HCP speakers on request.
OCEs must have practiced as a clinician and demonstrate respective clinical expertise, understand territory/regional practice patterns, collaborate effectively with Field Medical Liaisons and cross-functional field-based Commercial colleagues, maintain professional certification/licensure/credentialing in good standing, and execute all relevant activities in alignment with Geron’s Compliance policies and all relevant industry and institutional guidance for interactions with healthcare professionals.
The territory for this region may include IL, WI, MM and surrounding areas.
- Develops and maintains relationships with appropriate HCP within a given territory to answer unsolicited product and adverse event management related questions. OCEs will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentation; virtual, etc)
- Demonstrates proficiency in using available clinical resources and presentations
- Effectively presents information to HCPs and be able to respond to questions, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines, and all Geron policies and directives
- Actively assess treatment patterns in their territory by meeting with HCPs to understand their needs and expertise
- Continuously updates own knowledge of clinical practice guidelines and institutional or organizational pathways, unmet medical needs, clinical trials, and understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address educational needs of customers
- Collects and provides meaningful clinical insights to cross-functional partners to be assessed for use in updating medical/clinical/access/patient support plans
- Engage as appropriate with local/regional chapters of professional societies, local/regional patient advocacy groups and patients to support educational needs
- Demonstrates understanding of relevant outcome, value, and access resources as required
- Builds and maintains a territory plan, and actively contribute to cross-functional institution/account plans to advance cross-functional understanding of customer needs
- Contributes to development and delivery of clinically meaningful programs/projects in line with the Field Medical Affairs plan
- As necessary and appropriate, supports the initial and ongoing clinical area and product-specific training and provide key clinical updates to cross-functional partners
- Provides clinical/scientific support as appropriate at local or regional meetings, which may include presenting clinical data, evaluating speakers, or meeting coverage
- Maintains effective and appropriate communication among internal stakeholders while maintaining full compliance with relevant requirements
- Maintains timely, accurate reporting and documentation of all activities with healthcare professionals
Experience And Competencies
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Advanced degree (PA, NP, MSN, DNP, PharmD), with a minimum of 5-7 years clinical practice experience in malignant hematology/oncology, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience
- Demonstrated ability to identify, engage, and educate appropriate nursing, APP, HCP, patient, and caregiver stakeholders
- Responsible for staying current with clinical and treatment landscape trends in malignant hematology and maintaining professional licensure/competencies/certifications/credentials as required
- Possess a thorough understanding of FDA, OIG, HIPAA, PhRMA Code and other relevant ethical guidelines, and ensure compliance with external/internal guidelines and standard operating procedures
- Must be a strong team player who can effectively work cross-functionally in a matrix environment, including collaboration with clinical and commercial partners as necessary
- Demonstrates learning agility, knows Microsoft Office products and virtual engagement platforms, and has expertise documenting interactions with Customer Relationships Management (CRM) tools such as Veeva Interact or Tika Mobile
- Translates scientific/clinical data into an understandable form to help HCPs best serve their patients
- Good communication and presentation skills
- Energetically embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals
- Has strong initiative, collaborates well as part of a cross-functional team
- Exhibits excellent time management and ability to work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish/maintain/grow professional relationships
- Must be proactive team player, flexible, and be able to work in a high growth, fast paced environment
- Valid driver’s license required in good standing (must pass background checks).
- Professional licensure, certifications, credentials must be active, in good standing, and maintained
- Travel within region up to 75%
- Required travel to medical conferences, team meetings, and other group meetings (will require some weekends)
- This is a remote based position (territory based); candidates must live in territory (relocation is not provided)
All regular-status, full-time employees of Geron are eligible to participate in the Company’s comprehensive benefit program, pursuant to plan terms and conditions. Plan choices include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability insurance, a 401(k)-retirement savings plan, and an employee stock purchase plan. Geron also provides regular-status, full-time employees with a generous time off program that includes vacation, sick, holiday, and paid leave for certain life events.
Offered compensation is determined based on market data, internal equity, and an applicant’s relevant skills, experience, and educational background. The salary ranges displayed below are only for those who, if selected for the role, will perform work in the specific locations listed. Please note the employment opportunity is not limited to these locations.
California Salary Range: $180,000 to $217,000
New York City Salary Range: $195,000 to $215,000
Washington Salary Range: $205,000 to $215,000