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Medical Safety Reviewer - EMEA

Req # JR - 047027 Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job Category Patient Safety Date posted 11/24/2021

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Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.


  • Provide safety (medical) review for individual complaints involving patient harm with the use of Baxter’s medical devices (clinical and spontaneous), including medical term coding, seriousness, expectedness and Baxter causality assessment for an assigned therapeutic area.

  • Ensure that appropriate medical interpretation and consistency are applied to medical device related adverse event case assessments.

  • Work with clinical counterparts in the assigned therapeutic area as needed, including but not limited to review of serious adverse event handling.

  • Be an expert for assigned medical devices, maintain current knowledge of full product portfolio and safety profiles for products.

  • Communicate and interact effectively within and across Therapeutic Teams, and within Functional Team Management as appropriate.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Provide medical review of individual medical device complaints resulting in patient, user or third party harm, including medical term coding, seriousness and Baxter causality assessment. Ensures that appropriate medical interpretation, adequate product and therapeutic area knowledge and consistency are applied to device related adverse event case assessments.

  • Assess the need for additional safety investigation (clinical follow up) and lead the clinical investigation for individual medical device complaints resulting in patient, user or third party harm.

  • Interact with medical professionals and healthcare facilities to investigate individual cases of device related serious adverse events in accordance and in strict compliance with Baxter's Global Privacy Policy consistent with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles

  • Support internal and external customers related to the evaluation of medical device safety issues and adverse events potentially associated to licensed products safety and performance.

  • Share medical/clinical expertise with counterparts in other functional areas such as quality assurance, regulatory affairs, marketing, manufacturing, and legal globally.

  • Ensure fast communication of all medical device safety related issues to appropriate stakeholders (MDV Medical Safety Officers), including support for the Important MDV Safety Communication.

  • Maintain knowledge of medical device reporting regulations worldwide (especially FDA’s CDRH and European Commission MDD), risk management standards, and quality management systems.

  • Contribute to the training, and continuing education for new departmental.


  • Healthcare professional (RN,) preferably with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent.

  • At least 5 years of medical professional experience (hospital, patient care, or equivalent experience), including 2 years related clinical, safety or regulatory experience in the medical device industry.

  • Knowledge of at least two therapeutic areas (Medication Delivery, Nutrition, Surgery, Anesthesia Critical Care, Renal: APD/CAPD and/or HD).

  • Experience with multicultural teams, able to manage multiple tasks, and ability to influence in cross-functional team setting.

  • Knowledge and understanding of national and international medical device regulations and regulatory guidelines.

  • Working relationships with and exposure to various Regulatory Authorities worldwide.

  • Knowledge of medical aspects of medical device safety, medical device vigilance in pre- and post-marketing safety practices.

  • In-depth knowledge of medical device adverse event processing including triage, investigation, medical assessment and submission to regulatory authorities.

  • Knowledge and understanding of medical device regulations and regulatory guidelines and/or guidance.

  • Awareness, and preferably working knowledge, of coding dictionaries (e.g., MedDRA).

  • Experience with commercial databases and ability to work in an enterprise cloud based collaboration environment (

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Medical writing expertize.

  • Ability to adapt and drive constant change for continuous improvement.

We offer

  • Permanent contract (after 3 months probation period + 1 year extension period),

  • Competitive salary in a diverse and multinational environment,

  • Possibilities for development on personal and professional level,

  • Package of benefits including Private medical care (Lux Med), Life Insurance, Multisport card or PPE program with very attractive conditions available for each employee after 6 months.

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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