MCG Physician Editor in Seattle, Washington

Tracking Code 823 Job Description POSITION SUMMARY: Contribute to annual updates of Behavioral Health, Ambulatory Care, and/or Inpatient and Surgical Care (and other products as assigned), 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. Knowledge base should include a deep understanding of Behavioral Health care (including treatment at different levels of care: inpatient care, residential care, partial hospital programs, intensive outpatient programs, acute outpatient care) and policy, such as Mental Health Parity legislation. 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: GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT 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 at annual Client Forum as assigned Participates in sales meetings as appropriate Participates in market research as appropriate PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 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 or Editor-in-Chief Participates in decisions regarding new content and product development STRATEGIC RELATIONSHPS Participates in building strategic relationship with identified external entities as appropriate Minimum Qualifications 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: MD or DO 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: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General Surgery. Communication 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 Team Building/Interpersonal Skills Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, collaborative, and constructive interpersonal relationships. Understands and practices the principles of effective teamwork. Work Prioritization/Flexibility/Adaptability Demonstrates ability to pri