Training Specialist - Chicago
Intuitive Surgical - Illinois

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Training / Education

Primary Location


United States-Illinois

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Training Specialist - Chicago




Primary Function of Position:
The Training Specialist will support the sales organization by providing da Vinci Surgical System skills training to surgeons in a variety of surgical specialties including urology, cardiology, thoracic, gynecology and general surgery. The Training Specialist will need effective communication and technical skills to inspire surgeons and expand the utilization of the da Vinci Surgical System. In addition, the Training Specialist will be actively involved in the continuous improvement of training programs and provide support for customer training and sales initiatives. This position is a developmental opportunity for those interested in a career in medical device sales. There is a minimum expectation of 18 – 24 months in this role to be eligible for transition into a field sales opportunity.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Conduct da Vinci Surgical System training programs for surgical teams at designated Training Centers and remote centers as needed

Sell active da Vinci surgeons on the concept of developing procedure and advanced training programs

Train sales force on new products and advanced system skills

Provide occasional support of da Vinci procedures in a hospital operating room

Work with training team in a creative, dependable, and flexible manner to improve existing training programs, including updates of training materials and protocols

Manage relationships with training center personnel and management


da Vinci Surgical System troubleshooting and maintenance

Manage training center logistics, inventory, calendar and quarterly goals

Develop competency in the following:
Technical system expertise (system set up, docking, and use of instruments and accessories)

Clinical knowledge in all surgical specialties

Explaining the value proposition of the da Vinci Surgical System

Operating room efficiency

Clinical Pathway process


Competency Requirements:
Minimum of 1-2 years sales experience in pharmaceutical or business to business sales

Experience with surgery or medical industry preferred (clinical sales or support)

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent clinical / medical degree

Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and written

Ability to learn and master detailed clinical and technical information

Excellent problem solving skills

Solid organizational skills and ability to operate independently


Professional, ambitious, intelligent, and creative work ethic

Flexibility and willingness to relocate for potential transition opportunities within field sales

Ability to travel up to 30%

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