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Oncology Nurse Educator - North Central

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Apr 2, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Oncology Nurse Educator - North Central
United States - Minnesota - MinneapolisUnited States - Minnesota - St. PaulUnited States - South Dakota - Sioux FallsUnited States - Wisconsin - MilwaukeeUnited States - Wisconsin - Madison

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
Job Description

Gilead's mission is to discover, develop and deliver therapies that will improve the lives of patients with life-threatening illnesses worldwide. As an Oncology Nurse Educator in the Oncology Franchise, you will utilize your clinical acumen to provide on-label education across multiple therapeutic areas to community and academic accounts and nurse focused societies on disease state and product knowledge for the purpose of supporting appropriate patient management strategies for patients on Gilead therapies.

This unique opportunity supports North Central. The region consists of MN, WI, ND, SD, NE, IA, and northwest IL .

This includes non-misleading information about the general application to accounts, including but not limited to:
  • Product MOA
  • Clinical data
  • Dosing guidelines for on-label uses of Gilead products
  • Administration guidelines for on-label uses of Gilead products
  • Education regarding the safety and efficacy of Gilead products
  • Education regarding disease state and symptom management

  • On-label education to non-physician health care providers (e.g., Nurse Practitioners) and health care professionals (e.g., Nurses, pharmacists) to support the treatment of patients and support the safe and effective use of Gilead products
  • Apply Oncology Nurse Educator role-specific knowledge to engage in clinical discussions around product and disease state content, terminology, and concepts with customers
  • Deliver education in an accurate, succinct, and impactful way that engages the audience and meets the needs of the individual account and always within the guidelines of the role of the Oncology Nurse Educator
  • Demonstrate deep insight into customer, geographical, and healthcare industry challenges
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various customer segments (e.g., different nursing specialties) and environments (e.g., Community Oncology, Academic Institutions)
  • Build credibility and trust during customer interactions by gaining an understanding of individual operational and decision-making processes, standards of care, priorities, potential changes in needs, and patient management challenges
  • Consider the patient journey and account for educational needs and utilize approved Gilead resources to address these needs
  • Develop meaningful educational account plans with clear objectives, actions, responsibilities, timelines, and allocation of resources
  • Demonstrate commitment to the One Oncology key account management process by appropriately engaging cross-functional team members in a highly integrated way through sharing of perspectives and linking customer needs and insights
  • Develop and execute a routing plan to maximize time and impact in the field
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to tailor presentations to different sized audiences and levels of clinical expertise
  • Maintain the highest level of professional standards in all interactions with internal colleagues and external customers and other business contacts and always within the expectations of the role of Oncology Nurse Educator
  • Demonstrate sound judgment regarding the utilization of time and financial resources, such as travel and expenses
  • Complete all necessary administrative tasks promptly (e.g., updating customer database, expenses, etc.)

Basic Qualifications:

Associates Degree and Ten Years' Experience and Active RN


Bachelor's Degree and Eight Years' Experience and Active RN


Masters' Degree and Six Years' Experience and Active RN


Ph.D. and Active RN

  • Ability to engage in travel as may be reasonably required, including regular travel within the assigned area (and, to the extent applicable, satisfaction of any requirements associated with such travel) including overnights and occasional weekend travel
  • Satisfaction of any onsite visitation requirements of healthcare facilities within an assigned area, if applicable (which may include but not be limited to, by way of example, vaccinations, drug and background screenings, and any other requirements that certain healthcare facilities may adopt).
  • To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A valid drivers license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN)
  • Current RN License in good standing within territory applied for
  • 3 years of clinical hematology/oncology experience
  • 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience as an Oncology Nurse Educator
  • Strong oral, written, and virtual communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with autonomy and independently with discretion and judgment without regular direct supervision
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint)

People Leader Accountabilities
  • Create Inclusion - knowing the business value of diverse teams, modeling Inclusion, and embedding the value of diversity in the way they manage their teams.
  • Develop Talent - understand the skills, experience, aspirations and potential of their employees and coach them on current performance and future potential. They ensure employees are receiving the feedback and insight needed to grow, develop and realize their purpose.
  • Empower Teams - connect the team to the organization by aligning goals, purpose, organizational objectives and holding to account. They provide the support needed to remove barriers and connect their team to the broader ecosystem.

The salary range for this position is: $139,995.00 - $181,170.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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