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Clinical Writer



Marketing & Communications
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Join a team dedicated to supporting the crucial mission of improving health outcomes.

At Merative, you can apply your skills – and grow new ones – with colleagues who have deep expertise in health and technology. Merative provides data, analytics and software for the health industry. Our clients include providers, health plans, employers, life sciences companies and governments around the world. With industry-leading products and focused innovation, we help customers improve decision-making and performance so that together, we drive real progress in health. Learn more at merative.com

The Clinical Writer is a member of the Core Drug Information team within Micromedex Editorial Services of Merative. Clinical Writers are responsible for the creation of professional content based on current healthcare information resources. Clinical writers research, write, copyedit, and fact check content specific to drug information. Published clinical content requires proper use of terminology, style, grammar, punctuation, and clarity.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Identify and synthesize complex clinical evidence in multiple, sometimes conflicting, sources to form a conclusion.

  • Disseminate necessary information from new approvals and package insert updates in a timely manner for inclusion in Micromedex Drug Information.

  • Write drug information content and receive feedback to improve quality of content.

  • Perform quality control testing of clinical decision support products; assist with development of quality assurance protocols.

  • Facilitate collaboration across Core Drug Information and Editorial content teams.

  • Provide support to other departments and business units as required.

  • Participate in staff development activities in support of maintaining necessary job skills.

  • Contribute to workplace innovation and bring forward ideas for improvement

  • Identify, support, and facilitate content alignment and improvement initiatives with broader content teams within Micromedex Editorial

  • Identify and communicate possible efficiencies and across teams and department

Basic Qualifications (minimum requirements needed to perform this job)

  • 1-3 years' experience writing and editing content for publication.

  • Ability to identify, interpret, and capture comprehensive and accurate medical, scientific, and regulatory information from multiple sources (e.g., prescribing info or medical literature) and to summarize information concisely and enter content in a content management system using specific editorial processes and formatting with proprietary style.

  • Apply strong writing and copyediting skills to the editorial process.

  • Adept at applying knowledge and experience in critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Ability to be resourceful, diligent, and consistent in processing and entering data into the appropriate editorial documents.

  • Capable of organizing and prioritizing work independently and multitasking (ie, launching single and multiple projects at one time and seeing through to completion).

  • Effective at communicating and collaborating with management and other team members as collaboration is a key component of the position.

  • Familiarity with the American Medical Association Manual of Style.

  • Solid knowledge of internet search engines and strategies.

  • Strong computer skills; comfortable with editing software; familiarity with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and Adobe Professional.

Preferred Skills

  • Work experience in healthcare setting and/or technical writing experience in the healthcare industry.

  • Coursework, training, or familiarity with statistical analysis.

  • Additional familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style.

  • Direct patient education or low literacy writing experience.

Education and Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in science or healthcare-related field (preferred) or a 4-year degree with work experience in healthcare setting

  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) certification (preferred).

Work Environment

  • Office/Work Environment: Remote environment depending on location.

It is the policy of Merative to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Merative will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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