Director, Oncology/Hematology Training
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The Medical Excellence, Training, and Policy team plays a critical role in ensuring that healthcare providers are educated on the appropriate use of our medicines and have the information they need to improve outcomes for their patients. We develop strategies, tools, and guidance to empower Field Medical (FM) teams around the globe and ensure that they are aware, informed, engaged, and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their roles effectively and compliantly.
The Director, Therapeutic Area (TA) Training, embodies our medical mission in preparing and enabling global FM teams to become trusted, agile partners who engage in relevant dialogue and deliver timely, high-impact data and insights that advance the science or accelerate access, optimize medical practice, and drive appropriate adoption of Bristol Myers Squibb medicines. This is achieved through management of an innovative training team dedicated to the needs of FM teams across all markets.
- Reports to Senior Director, Scientific Communications Training, under the Medical Excellence, Training, and Policy team.
- Develops training strategy across all therapeutic area FM teams.
- Identifies learning opportunities to support the ongoing development and training of MSLs.
- Identifies and provides innovative training tools for FM Trainers to utilize.
- Creates & executes a WW training plan aligned to TA priorities.
- Evaluates on-boarding and ongoing field-based scientific training for continuous improvement.
- Responsible for spending time in the field with FM trainers identifying training gaps, coaching performance, and implementing training plans and strategies.
- Leads a team of Field Medical trainers and Field Medical Communication Specialists (FMCS) to ensure alignment and consistent support across all markets.
- Evaluates training materials & programs, recommend ongoing training needs, and modify programs to improve adult learner experience based on input and approval from the FM Leadership Team.
- Provides oversight and input into FM training and execution plans and feedback on FM activities.
- Manages the budget for defined area of responsibility.
- Partner with the Scientific Communications & Engagement (SCE) organization to assess FM scientific training needs, leverage training for new processes, technology, or soft-skills for the MSL function.
- Collaborates with FM trainers across therapeutic areas to ensure best practice and knowledge sharing.
- Collaborates with stakeholders and leads to construct and execute TA training plan that is aligned across markets and further customize, as appropriate.
- Works with matrix stakeholders to streamline the development and deployment of training to TA FM teams.
- Identifies existing resources from HOM and commercial training where appropriate for FM Trainer use.
- Demonstrates true medical & scientific information, functional subject matter expertise, and credibility to serve as an educator to internal & external audiences.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
- MD, PharmD, PhD, PA, DO, DN and/or advanced nursing degree or science graduate with field medical experience in therapeutic area or with a broad medical background.
- 3+ years pharmaceutical / biotech experience with a proven track record of success; field medical experience preferred.
- Clinical TA experience; aligned to BMS TAs (Oncology, Hematology, Cardiovascular, and Immunology & Fibrosis).
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain internal and external partnerships.
- Exceptional organizational and planning skills, with the ability to manage budgets and medical communications/training vendors as needed.
- Proven leadership skills with the ability to work seamlessly across multiple matrix teams and stakeholders.
- Innovative thinker with enterprise mindset.
- Training experience in adult learning principles preferred.
- Ability & willingness to travel nationally/internationally (~30% based on requirements).
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Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
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