Clinical Nurse Educator Program Director

Updated: May 10, 2022
Location: Somerset, NJ, United States
Job ID: 142406

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There’s one thing you do that’s exceptional: lead.

You formulate a plan and empower your team to provide clinical expertise to health care providers helping them to improve patient outcomes. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate clinicians, and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for a Director role with Syneos Health.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies - INC Research and inVentiv Health - we bring together more than 23,000 clinical and commercial minds to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment where you'll be supported with comprehensive resources including emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge sharing. Grow your career with a global company committed to shortening the distance from lab to life.

Our laser focus on healthcare professionals allows you to join our team of more than 1,000 nurses, pharmacists and related healthcare professionals. We offer Clinical Nurse Educators, On-call/Nurse Specialists, Medical Liaisons, Medical Affairs support and other MedEd teams.


Reporting to the Vice President of Clinical Educator Teams, the Clinical Nurse Education Director is responsible for the successful program launch of the CNE program. Managing through a team of Clinical Field Managers, the Director will oversee the activities and performance of a team of CNEs.  The National Director will be responsible for meeting or exceeding program goals.

• Responsible for overall P&L of the contract, including any risk share metrics applicable as outlined in client agreement
• Ensure contracted services, information flow and all other deliverables are completed accurately and on time.
• Collaborate on development of performance goals and objectives at all levels and appropriate measures to ensure achievement.
• Oversee selection, evaluation of employees, and minimize turnover through execution of retention strategy
• Inspires ownership, accountability, initiative, and engagement within the entire team by regularly communicating the vision, business objectives, performance outcomes, and future action steps.
• Demonstrates relentless drive to achieve business goals and can understand and evaluate the potential impact of external events on the approved strategies
• Demonstrates strong strategic thinking and communications skills by collaborating with customers and key stakeholders.
• Interface with other functional leaders and teams in marketing, managed care, medical, human resources, and operations in order to achieve business goals
• Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with the client to discuss and address business issues.

Job Requirements

Along with your energy and versatility, you must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in related field / RN preferred
  • 15+ years in healthcare/pharma required, 5+ years in field pharma leadership position
  • Strong program management within pharma industry required. Experience developing and managing nurse educator teams highly desired.
  • Strong business acumen to include HR, finance, compliance and regulatory team interface
  • Excellent organization skills, especially in project planning, implementation and team management
  • Ability to identify strategies with greatest business impact, formulate appropriate business plans within the approved strategy, and enroll their team to execute the plan. 
  • Thorough understanding of the customer segments and market dynamics within the Neuroscience area preferred
  • Previous successful work experience in management of teams.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence cross-functionally
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to travel overnight up to 75%

Full Syneos Health Selling Solutions benefits which include:

  • It is the company's policy to provide employees with flexible paid time off (PTO) from work that can be used for vacation, sick days, floating holidays and personal time
  • Fleet Vehicle
  • Domestic Partner Coverage for: medical, dental, vision, and voluntary life insurance
  • Medical - Cigna; Dental - Delta Dental; Vision - EyeMed
  • Company Match 401K - $0.50 per dollar up to 9% of salary
  • Eligible to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Company-paid Basic Term Life Insurance at 2x base salary
  • Optional Supplemental Term Life Insurance (100% employee paid): for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and children.
  • Company-paid Short and Long Term Disability
  • Optional Supplemental Short and Long Term Disability (100% employee paid): employee only
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
  • Dedicated training and support

Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in person interviews, local Covid safety guidelines will be followed.   

I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration that I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.   ​


IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with health care providers and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions.  I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands. 

  At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, each day brings an opportunity to take ownership of a new challenge. Teaming with some of the most talented clinicians in the industry, you'll improve patient outcomes and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. By joining Syneos Health, you’ll be connected to our multitude of career paths and pipeline of employment opportunities.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate improving patient outcomes?
Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled


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