People Matter

Medical Director

SWORD Health

SWORD Health

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023
Sword Health is on a mission to free two billion people from pain as the world’s first and only end-to-end platform to predict, prevent and treat pain.
Delivering a 62% reduction in pain and a 60% reduction in surgery intent, at Sword, we are using technology to save millions for our 2,500+ enterprise clients across three continents. Today, we hold the majority of industry patents, win 70% of competitive evaluations, and have raised more than $300 million from top venture firms like Founders Fund, General Catalyst, and Khosla Ventures.
Recognized as a Forbes Best Startup Employer in 2023, this award highlights our focus on being a destination for the best and brightest talent. Not only have we experienced unprecedented growth since our market debut in 2020, but we’ve also created a remarkable mission and value-driven environment that is loved by our growing team. With a recent valuation of $2 billion, we are in a phase of hyper growth and expansion, and we’re looking for individuals with passion, commitment, and energy to help us scale our impact.
Joining Sword Health means committing to a set of core values, chief amongst them to “do it for the patients” every day, and to always “deliver more than expected” on behalf of our members and clients.
This is an opportunity for you to make a significant difference on a massive scale as you work alongside 800+ (and growing!) talented colleagues, spanning two continents. Your charge? To help us build a pain-free world, powered by technology, enhanced by people — accessible to all.
We are looking for a dedicated and qualified Medical Director to join the Clinical Research & Affairs Team. The ideal candidate is a highly driven and enthusiastic Medical Doctor who wishes to help drive digital care pathways forward. This person will have the opportunity together with the SVP of Clinical & Regulatory affairs in all things clinical, providing support and scale to the team, and being involved in both strategy and execution. This person will have the opportunity to work with other clinicians, product managers, developers, designers and marketing specialists in the development of new solutions and in the continuous improvement of our existing ones, in alignment with our mission of freeing 2 billion people from pain. We will highly value candidates that have a specialisation in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (but open to other profiles), that are passionate about and want to build a career in Digital Health, and that have managerial training/experience.

What you'll do:

  • Work under the SVP of Clinical & Regulatory affairs, assisting with strategy and execution of all clinical-related activities.
  • Provide support and scale to the SVP of Clinical & Regulatory affairs in managing the day-to-day tasks of the teams in the department.
  • Work transversally with other departments, namely Engineering, Operations, Development, Commercial, Marketing to provide support and assistance in driving cross functional activities.
  • Work with other clinicians and teams in the company in the research and development of new solutions, and in the refinement of existing ones.
  • Work with the clinical operations teams on matters related with quality and scalability of care.
  • Work with data teams to investigate impact of our solutions and find targets for improvement.
  • Support in decision-making, communication, program management, and initiative implementation.
  • Use logic and prioritization tactics to manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner.

Who you are:

  • Must have a Medical Doctor degree.
  • Further specialization in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will be highly valued and preferred.
  • Additional managerial experience/training (eg MBA, Post-grad in Healthcare management) will be highly valued.
  • Excellent scientific basis and reasoning skills, but at the same time willing to accept and explore new and potentially disruptive ideas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Data-driven and detail-driven mentality.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent Organization and planning skills.
  • Highly dynamic, motivated and proactive.
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory
Each year, 2 billion people across the world are limited by physical pain. By helping people live without pain, they are free to do the things they love most with the people they love—and never miss a moment. This is what we do. We create and design new technologies to solve one of the biggest problems in healthcare: taking care of our Physical Health. Sword Health is the world’s fastest growing digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider on a bold mission to free two billion people from acute, chronic, and post-surgical physical pain. Our customers include some of the most progressive Fortune 100 and 500 companies, as well as over +1400 other established businesses across the world.
The Sword program allows members to complete a personalized physical therapy program from the comfort of home, with continued support and supervision from one of our talented Sword specialists. Sword’s personalized care is more effective than traditional standards of care, and has proven to deliver best-in-class clinical results. Since breaking into the market less than three years ago, Sword has worked with insurers, health systems, and employers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia to make high quality musculoskeletal care accessible to everyone.
This is an opportunity to join Sword during a time of hyper growth and expansion. After our recent $2bn valuation, we’re excited to continue accelerating our impact by scaling with high caliber people with passion, commitment and energy to create and deliver technologies, services and products that drive human progress forward.
We welcome you to join our mission, to make a difference on a grand scale and play a pivotal role with a global team at Sword– working alongside great people pioneering novel products and cutting edge technologies.
US Sword Benefits:
*Eligibility for Essential benefits: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
Equity Shares
Discretionary PTO Plan
Parental leave
US Sword Perks:
Flexible working hours
Remote-first Company
Internet Stipend for remote working
Paid Company Holidays
Free Digital Therapist for you and your family
Portugal - Sword Benefits:
Health, dental and vision Insurance
Meal Allowance
Equity Shares
Portugal - Sword Perks:
Remote Work Allowance
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Unlimited Vacation
Snacks and Beverages
English Class
Unlimited access to Coursera Learning Platform
*US Applicants Only: Applicants must have a legal right to work in the United States, and immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.*
SWORD Health, which includes SWORD Health, Inc. and Sword Health Professionals (consisting of Sword Health Care Providers, P.A., SWORD Health Care Providers of NJ, P.C., SWORD Health Care Physical Therapy Providers of CA, P.C.*) complies with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Color, Citizenship, Gender, Gender expression, Gender identity, Gender information, Marital status, Medical condition, National origin, Physical or mental disability, Pregnancy, Race, Religion, Caste, Sexual orientation, and Veteran status.