Manager - Innovation Engineering

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 35 days ago

Job Summary:

Works within the Institute for Surgical Advancement to provide direction and oversight to the Prototype Lab. Manages Lab staff including Engineering Specialists and Interns by providing project responsibilities, objectives and due dates, mentoring entry level engineers and reviewing projects for accuracy. Serves as the consultant and lead for technology and engineering within the healthcare, surgical products, medical or related industry. Applies engineering concepts and methodology to advance the understanding of these systems and improve clinical practice. Works to develop materials, instruments, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and other equipment applicable to clinical medicine practice. Performs engineering documentation including drawings, validation, testing etc. and assists in developing prototype laboratory. Makes suggestions, recommendations and improvements to internal and external stakeholders on products, and designs based on technical experience. Works directly with industry partners and locates resources (materials, machine shops, outsourcing opportunities, partners, etc.) as necessary. Consults with leaders of departments, business units, or service lines. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Assists in obtaining approvals for IRB and works within the Office of Research structure. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Record of successfully leading the development of technical plans related to innovative projects
  • Leadership skills, including a willingness to pursue leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility; comfort with decision-making responsibilities
  • Ability to exercise authority, lead, coach, teach, and effectively, impartially counsel; influence, motivate and provide insight to an employee’s potential growth and development
  • Professional competency
  • Design, verification/validation, product planning and documentation skills
  • CAD software knowledge and prototyping experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well, interface and maintain good relationships with others including all levels of staff and leadership, physicians, coworkers, vendors and external stakeholders of the organization, using tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work in a clinical/surgical environment with clinical/surgical staff; capable of effectively translating and presenting complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical management and customers, through presentations and written media
  • Sensitivity to cost containment measures and ability to create atmosphere which encourages this practice
  • Reliable and prompt in completing assignments effectively
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to obtain and analyze facts and apply sound judgment in an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and stress
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to focus detailed concentrated effort to multiple projects and re-establish priorities as necessary. Ability to accept direction and respond to ever-changing matrix of hospital needs
  • Initiative and ability to accept responsibility and work independently (self-direction), while thriving in a setting requiring collaboration and teamwork for maximal efficiency and effectiveness
  • Multi-specialty surgical/clinical engineering expertise within the healthcare, surgical products, medical or related industry, healthcare, medical, surgical or hospital product engineering (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of the unique needs of surgical patients undergoing treatment in clinical trials including device management trials (Preferred)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical research, particularly as it relates to product development and innovation in procedural and surgical environment (Preferred)
  • Leadership skills necessary to manage multiple projects (Preferred)
  • An understanding of regulatory process that oversees investigational research (device) (Preferred)
  • Ability to formulate budgets and manage revenue generated by the clinical research trial/projects (Preferred)
  • Product life cycle management (Preferred)
  • Ability to thrive in an innovative environment (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of anatomy and engineering associated within the healthcare industry (Preferred)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering such as Mechanical, Biomedical, Materials or Systems.
  • Ten years of experience in the development of products/devices
  • Experience with prototyping, designing, and CAD software
  • Experience in product design from concept to commercialization
  • Master’s degree in engineering (Preferred)
  • Experience as an Engineer within the healthcare, surgical products, medical, or related industry (Preferred)
  • Experience in supporting the development of innovative healthcare products (Preferred)
  • Experience with robotic equipment and MIS equipment (Preferred)
  • Experience with electro-mechanical device manufacturing (Preferred)
  • Experience with troubleshooting in the procedural and surgical environments (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • N/A

Job Responsibilities:

Consistently demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy and Own it. Adheres to the ANA Code of Ethics, the ANA Scope and Standard for Nursing Practice, and the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies


• Develops and accesses new products, processes and technology in the procedural/surgical environment. Works in conjunction with research nurse/specialist and investigating staff to determine eligibility of patients placed on research trials/initiatives and works with research nurse to ensure appropriate follow-up.

Job ID: 268761