Many pharmaceutical and healthcare sales companies are now recognising the benefit that nurse advisors can bring to healthcare professionals, patients and the NHS.
Nurse advisors differ from medical sales and pharmaceutical representatives as they work alongside healthcare professionals in an effort to improve patient care rather than directly selling their companies products. Instead they are seen by many within the healthcare profession as educators and specialists.
They are registered nurses and are ideally able to teach and assess within clinical practice with an ENB 998 (or equivalent mentoring) qualification. They are therefore able to support the work of a general practitioner or other healthcare professionals. When they identify it is of genuine benefit, they will recommend a patient or medical professional to their sponsored pharmaceutical or device manufacturer.
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The overall aim of the Nurse Advisor is to help the sales representatives to achieve a profitable market share. Nurse advisors work in the patient’s best interest at all times, working ethically and responsibly to improve patient care.
The work aims to assess, review and audit hospitals and GP practices and their approach to treatment in a practice therapy. The job entails:
It can be an extremely rewarding career and the role has become a worthwhile asset within the healthcare system, helping medical professionals make better informed decisions on how best to treat their patients.
You are able to benefit from outstanding training services with the potential to gain further qualifications within healthcare and marketing. The rewards speak for themselves with sale incentives, regular opportunities to travel, the likely possibility for career progression and of course excellent pay.
As a Registered General Nurse, you need to be extremely knowledgeable of the healthcare system as well as having previous medical experience. You will also need to be well educated within your specialist field and may well have a qualification in a particular area of study.
You will need to be able to display excellent communication skills in order to form effective partnerships with the NHS and with their patients. Show you are motivated and driven by results as well as having the ability to work individually in a designated territory while at the same time contributing to the team as a whole. You should also have the ability to demonstrate commercial awareness, so having a great mind for sales and marketing can also greatly improve your chances. Don’t be afraid of showing previous sales experience.
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