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Medical Safety Director

Req ID:  759

Working Location: Nationwide 

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

This critical position will be responsible for providing leadership for medical safety issues across the therapeutic solutions and endo-surgical businesses of Olympus and working in collaboration with the Chief Medical Safety Officer and Medical Safety Officer, Japan.  The Director of Medical Safety will partner with the Chief Medical Safety Officer to help build the global Medical Safety Office to ensure proactive medical safety surveillance activities are executed.The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Medical Safety Officer and will collaborate with the global Medical Safety Officer, CMO, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Clinical, and Medical Affairs and business leaders to provide leadership on Medical Safety issues and processes

Job Duties

* Provide medical expertise and objective safety oversight to ensure patient safety throughout the product lifecycle across Japan Olympus, including product development processes, risk management, clinical trials, post-market safety surveillance, and field actions


* Responsible for strategic decision making across Olympus regarding all issues and processes pertaining to Medical Safety


* Serve as the Medical Safety representative at key business unit level management review meetings, staff meetings, and global meetings


* Collaborate with Chief Medical Safety Officer, other medical safety leaders within MSA to share best practices and ensure consistent patient safety oversight across the region


* Review and provide input and oversight for all safety risk/benefit assessments and field action assessments pertaining to the business


* Provide medical review and assessment of critical safety issues impacting the business and recommend action, as needed


* Serve as a resource and collaborate with the Medical Safety Specialists to provide input on difficult or unclear cases


* Interact with management concerning significant patient safety issues


* Encourage ethical decision-making, innovative and strategic thinking on medical safety; develops processes and supporting key performance indicators to continuously improve business effectiveness and simplification; promotes and manages change to enhance organizational capabilities


* Work within and actively promote Olympus’ Core mission, corporate strategies, policies, procedures and Code of Conduct

Job Requirements



* Medical Degree (“MD” or “DO” or equivalent)


* Successful completion of post-graduate training with active board certification in specialty of endoscopy or related therapeutic areas with direct patient care  


* Preferred advanced degree such as MHA, MPH


* Minimum 3 or more years of direct patient care experience beyond residency


* Minimum 8 or more years of relevant clinical experience and/or safety and/or device industry experience


* Demonstrated leadership in a clinical setting or has previously led a team of clinical or patient care professionals


* Domestic and international travel 20%, including weekend and evening travel as needed

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Southborough || 



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