Field Clinical Specialist - Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Department: Sales
Employment Duration: Full Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt


AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company and a leader in developing, manufacturing and selling innovative cardiac surgical ablation systems designed to create precise lesions in cardiac tissue for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, or AF, and systems for the exclusion of the left atrial appendage. Cardiothoracic surgeons are adopting AtriCure’s ablation products for the treatment of AF during concomitant open-heart surgical procedures and sole-therapy minimally invasive procedures. AF affects more than 33 million people worldwide and predisposes them to a five-fold increased risk of stroke. The FDA has not cleared or approved certain AtriCure products for the treatment of AF or a reduction in the risk of stroke.


Position Summary:

The Ablation Specialist role primarily supports field sales in the cardiac operating room and related departments in the following:

  • Support during surgical procedures where company devices are utilized

  • Training of surgical and OR staff personnel in the use of company devices

  • Guidance and support for physicians during live surgical procedures, and utilization and/or operation of company technology

  • Patient support and follow-up where requested by physician or operating room staff


This position requires teamwork and strategic planning with the sales force and Program Development team. The focus of the Ablation Specialist is to support the account development process for the company by providing a resource to the sales manager, physician, and operating room staff. Ablation Specialists must be able to train and support the surgeon and their staff in various procedures and support him/her technically in the O.R. and during follow-up patient care as required.



  • Conduct training for the surgeon and medical staff with modalities such as didactic and hands-on laboratory approaches

  • Provide technical and clinical support during surgical procedures

  • Make calls on surgeons and support staff as necessary to discuss AtriCure technology, training programs, and clinical programs and trials

  • Work in a team environment with Sales, Marketing, and Engineering

  • Communication on frequent basis, reporting on case notes and product and clinical feedback



  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience working in an Operating Room, Electrophysiology (EP) Lab or Catheterization lab either through industry or clinical setting preferred, but not required

  • Presentation and customer relationship skills

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with people across all levels

  • Computer experience with Microsoft programs such as PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Word

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The candidate must enjoy and excel at personal relationship-building

  • Problem-solving / trouble-shooting skills

  • Ability to travel 75-80%



  • Undergraduate degree in technical or scientific field


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Physical or mental qualification requirement – i.e. walk, sit, stand, bend, push/pull, lift (how much), travel %; O=Occasional, R=Regularly, N=Never):

  • Regularly walk, sit, and stand

  • Occasionally bend and push/pull

  • Regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift over 25 pounds

  • 75-80% travel possibility

  • Position dependent upon candidate passing pre-employment physical/drug screen


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.







Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:


Agencies that submit a resume to AtriCure must have a current Agreement in place, executed by a member of the Human Resource/Recruiting Department. In addition agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by one of our Recruiters or Recruiting Managers. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of AtriCure and AtriCure will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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