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Field Medical Director, Rheumatology (non-MD)

Remote, New York, United States;
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Full Time
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Prior Job Description

  • The Field Medical Director, Rheumatology colleague is responsible for providing therapeutic area/product expertise for the designated therapeutic area across a broad range of medical customer segments and initiatives in an assigned territory (typically comprised of one or more US states).

    Field Medical Core Responsibilities
    • Plan and execute medical strategy and engagement for appropriate assigned customers within a territory, compliantly coordinating with other Pfizer colleagues as needed to achieve medical objectives.
    • Maintain required level of knowledge of relevant TA/disease states and Pfizer medicines, providing therapeutic area/product information to both internal and external stakeholders as needed.
    • Serve as a conduit and resource for Medical Information and customer insights, providing requested information to HCPs as allowed by Pfizer guidance and sharing customer viewpoints with Pfizer as appropriate.
    • Understand the priorities of Pfizer Medical Affairs in order to contribute to medical content strategy development and execute aligned Field Medical tactics.
    • Maintain effective and appropriate communication and collaboration among headquarters medical colleagues, Medical Information, and other Pfizer Field Medical colleagues.
    • Demonstrate expertise in communication across multiple channels, including, but not limited to, live and virtual presentations in small or large settings, written communication, and telephone or virtual conversations.
    • Optimize patient centricity of medical communications and deliverables, incorporating Health Literacy and cultural awareness principles to ensure that patients remain the ultimate focus.

    Field Medical, Rheumatology Role Responsibilities
    • Deliver approved medical content about Pfizer medicines and relevant topics in the designated therapeutic area.
    • Identify and seek medical engagement from priority customer segments in assigned Therapeutic Area.
    • Provide truthful, accurate, and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from HCPs in a manner that complies with all applicable Pfizer guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Field relevant inbound queries from HCPs via established triage process.
    • In collaboration with Global Medical Affairs colleagues, partner with Worldwide Research & Development and Medical (WRD) and Global Product Development (GPD) in the identification of potential sites for Pfizer-sponsored clinical trials, including identification of sites serving under-represented patient populations in trials.
    • Appropriately provide medical support throughout the Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) process.
    • Cultivate research and therapeutic area expertise, including familiarity with latest congress data and disease state literature.
    • Understand the principles of study design, methodology, data analysis, and interpretation and communicate these concepts with customers.
    • Reactively and proactively communicate with local Patient Advocacy Group(s), as appropriate, in close collaboration with Corporate Affairs and HQ Medical Affairs.
    • Deliver insights on local patient organization structure, capabilities, and patient population needs.
    • Serve on Medical and/or TA and asset cross-functional committees, as appropriate.
    • Represent Pfizer Medical Affairs leadership with clinical/professional associations and/or societies, consistently demonstrating medical professionalism in all interactions.
    • Maintain an up-to-date status for internal training requirements.

    • Bachelor's degree in a health science required.
    • PharmD, PhD, or equivalent terminal doctoral degree (e.g., Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy) preferred.
    • Relevant experience required: 10+ years with bachelor's degree; 8+ years with master's degree; 6+ years with terminal degree.
    • Demonstrate a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including the ability to influence and collaborate with peers and create business impact.
    • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills: ability to understand and respond to multiple external and internal customers' demands and manage and handle feedback and conflict constructively.
    • Demonstrate ability to:
    • Manage a significant volume of projects developed in a remote environment, while exhibiting the ability to prioritize, successfully implement, and demonstrate excellent judgment skills and work in a continuous improvement environment
    • Work within a matrixed, multi-disciplinary team to foster strong Pfizer/customer professional relationships which are aligned with Pfizer Medical objectives
    • Effectively manage through and lead change in an ever-changing and evolving external health care environment
    • Demonstrate change agility; be flexible to new opportunities (e.g., new therapeutic areas) and adaptable to new ways of working as well as organizational change.
    • Problem-solve and network enterprise wide as appropriate to identify solutions.
    • Collaborate effectively and demonstrate leadership and teamwork with peers, internal stakeholders and external customers that inspires alignment and partnership on a shared vision or strategy.
    • Be a self-starter, be accountable, and have a sense of urgency in delivering results that have medical impact and yield a positive customer experience
    • Maintain self-awareness and continually choose behaviors and responses based on how it impacts one's own and others' performance and engagement.
    • Demonstrate clinical and technical skills.
    • Rapidly adopt and utilize new digital technology and other resources with medical customers and record medical interactions
    • Operate a Pfizer company car and regularly fly on airplanes (i.e., attend HCP/customer meetings and Scientific Congresses; attend required NYHQ meetings, etc. required; proximity to airline 'hub' city); maintain flexibility to travel 60-80% of time

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Familiarity with internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations regarding Pfizer/customer interactions and relationships, etc.
    • Previous Field Medical experience.

    • Last day to apply:
    • Work Location Assignment:Remote

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


Ability to travel


Ability to travel

Work Location Assignment: Remote

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $156,900.00 to $251,400.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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