Hearst Television Editor MD in Seattle, Washington
POSITION TITLE: Editor – Physician
FLSA STATUS: Full-Time
REPORTS TO: Managing Editor
SUPERVISES: No one
POSITION SUMMARY: Contribute to annual updates of Ambulatory Care, including meeting established milestones, deadlines, and quality goals and writing of new guidelines as needed. Specific tasks include evidence search, writing, editing, and quality control. Participate in product planning including idea generation and research regarding upgrades, enhancements, and new products. Collaborate with other CARE Team members regarding education, training, and special end-of-cycle projects as needed. Maintain communications on behalf of CARE Team with MCG personnel from other departments as appropriate.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Successful accomplishments and primary accountabilities of this position will depend upon establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of people. Such people will primarily include those from the CARE team, but may also include other MCG staff, clients, and visitors.
**_ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Planning – participate in content planning
Evidence search – expert at use of tools and systems for identification of new clinical literature and other evidence and its retrieval in concert with non-clinical MCG employees
Writing – expert at use of tools and systems for guideline writing, contributor to product updating and upgrading
Editing – editing responsibilities for specific assignments
Quality control – responsibility for content of specific assignments
**BUSINESS AND MARKETING
Advisory role providing input to other Editors, Managing Editors, and Editor-in-Chief on all external issues
Participates in sales meetings as appropriate
Participates in market research as appropriate
Participate and facilitate team approach to future product planning
Clinical resource for information regarding new content, for non-clinical MCG employees as appropriate
Presents at MCG seminars, Client Forum, and other meetings as assigned
**STAFF AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Reports to assigned Managing Editor
Participates in decisions regarding new content and product development
- Participates in building strategic relationship with identified external entities as appropriate
**Experience and Knowledge
Minimum of five years of clinical experience
Familiarity with health services research
Familiarity with evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal techniques
Strong writing skills
Ability to work with a variety of software tools/applications
Education or Training:Active, current, unrestricted**MD or DO license in a state or territory of the United States required. Other research, academic/administrative, business/consulting, or payer experience, or an advanced degree (MPH, MBA, or similar) is a plus. ABMS Board Certification required, preferably in one or more of the following: Oncology, Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery.
**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires ability to communicate in English effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to follow appropriate communications channels.
Professional telephone and in-person etiquette.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
B. Team Building/Interpersonal Skills
- Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, collaborative, and constructive
interpersonal relationships. Understands and practices the principles of effective teamwork.
C. Work Prioritization/Flexibility/Adaptability
Demonstrates ability to prioritize work assignments and meet productivity and quality standards.
Effective organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work concurrently on diverse projects. Maintain high standards for accuracy, professionalism, productivity, and confidentiality.
D. Computer/Office Skills
Proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Internet skills required.
Typing and word-processing skills required.
Proficiency in data and report management skills.
Proficiency in records management skills.