Job Title: Ultrasound Clinical Applications Specialist, R&D
- The Ultrasound Clinical Applications Specialist has responsibility for the development of ultrasound equipment of Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation (FHC) and Fujifilm Healthcare Americas Corporation (HCUS) as a part of the HCUS R&D department, identifying customer issues of the current products and recommending specifications for future ultrasound equipment with a high level of clinical and technical expertise. This position supports FHC and HCUS ultrasound product development goals by summarizing challenges and improvements to the current ultrasound products and proposing specifications for the future products from a clinical perspective through clinical evaluations and usability studies of the products and prototypes at customer sites and within the company. The Ultrasound Clinical Application Specialist will be required to work with development engineers to drive benchmarking against competitive products and provide support for proposed improvements and specifications. Additional responsibilities include the evaluation, assessment and reporting of image quality, workflow, and usability issues, as well as providing troubleshooting assistance to the R&D engineers to support the clinical ultrasound applications team.
Duties and responsibilities
- Plan evaluations of FUJIFILM ultrasound systems and prototypes at clinical sites, explain the purpose of the evaluations and the operation of equipment, support the evaluations, and report the evaluation results.
- Conduct internal evaluations of Fujifilm ultrasound systems and prototypes and report the results.
- Plan and conduct researches at actual clinical sites to identify requirements, specifications, and means to achieve development goals, and report the results of the researches.
- Plan and conduct performance benchmarking of image quality, usability and workflow between FUJIFILM ultrasound systems and competitors' systems, and report the results.
- Provide suggestions for improvement from a clinical standpoint based on evaluations and researches, and support the development of specifications for future products.
- Support R&D activities in troubleshooting service products in situations where product and clinical expertise is required.
- Support clinical evaluations of new products and technologies.
- Develops and maintains expert level knowledge of FUJIFILM product features, operation and applications.
- Support ultrasound clinical science with image quality feedback and product performance.
- Keep abreast of current practices, uses and innovations in the field of diagnostic ultrasound.
- Administrative duties to include expense reporting, answering emails and phone calls.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from an accredited school with a bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a registered sonographer working within a clinical, university or academic institution.
- Previous commercial experience in radiology ultrasound clinical applications is required (preferably with minimum three (3) years' experience using GE or Canon ultrasound equipment).
- RDMS required. Multiple specialties required.
- RVT is desirable.
- Knowledge of PACS systems.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Customer service driven.
- A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record is required.
- Highly motivated and self-directed.
- Ability to identify customer concerns and product performance issues and conveying them to HCUS as well as to provide suggestions and potential solutions for resolution.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
- Usual office and clinical working conditions.
- Ability to travel extensively-up to 20%.
- Ability to use personal, public and air transportation as needed.
- Pushing/Pulling: This activity occurs occasionally. It occurs primarily with the pushing/pulling of ultrasound systems, which are on wheels and weigh approximately 200-250 pounds. Pushing distances are typically approximately 12 inches to several yards.
- Has sufficient sight to observe to adequately view sonograms, and to distinguish different colors.
- Has sufficient hearing to respond to and interact with those involved in demos, training, etc. Has the ability to distinguish audible sounds of the equipment, such as Doppler.
- Has full use of hands, wrists, and shoulders; can extend the hands and arms in any direction up to 3-4 feet above the head; Seize, hold, grasp, turn and otherwise work with both hands; Pick, pinch, twist or otherwise work with wrists and fingers of both hands.
- Bend and stoop routinely.
- Have the verbal and written skills sufficient to respond promptly in communications with co-workers, customers, etc.
- Occasional travel required. <10%
Equal Opportunity Employer
FUJIFILM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
In the event that COVID-19 vaccine mandates issued by the federal government, or by state or local government become effective and enforceable, the Company will require that the successful candidate hired for positions covered under relevant government vaccine mandate(s) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent being granted an accommodation due to medical or sincerely held religious belief or other legally required exemption. For all positions, the Company encourages vaccination against COVID-19 and requires that the successful candidate hired be willing to test for the COVID-19 virus periodically and wear a face covering indoors absent being granted an accommodation due to medical or sincerely held religious belief or other legally required exemption.