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The following describes the various aspects of the designated job. Some or all of these aspects may be changed over time, with or without notice, at the sole discretion of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (U.S.) on a full-time basis. The ACGME will not provide employment sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B Visa or other U.S. employment authorization).
Title: Medical Writer, CLER
Department: Department of Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environments
Reports To: Senior Vice President, CLER
Work Schedule: Part-Time (60-80%)
The ACGME’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program is seeking a part-time Medical Writer with experience in writing and editing for a wide variety of audiences ranging from members of the academic community to the general public.
Job Context/Background Information
The primary function of the ACGME is to provide accreditation standards for resident and
The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.
The CLER Program promotes improvement of patient care and enhancement of the graduate medical education (GME) experience through regular periodic review of the clinical learning environment in the areas of: 1) patient safety; 2) health care quality improvement, including health care disparities; 3) transitions in care; 4) supervision; 5) well-being; and 6) professionalism.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Producing written materials for a wide range of audiences, including academic leaders, medical educators, health systems leaders, clinicians, trainees, and the general public.
Developing and writing materials for a variety of formats, including abstracts, journal articles, issue briefs, reports, proceedings, e-Learning content, websites, video scripts, and presentations.
Conducting comprehensive literature searches to enhance background understanding of the writing assignment and provide references and citations in support of written materials.
Translating technical and specialty-specific jargon into language that is understandable to multiple audiences.
Editing written materials generated by members of the CLER team.
Synthesizing input from the members of the CLER team, CLER Evaluation Committee and various other working groups to develop draft documents; coordinating member review and feedback on documents; and achieving closure on final versions such that they reflect a unified message.
Coordinating, maintaining, and regularly updating language about the CLER Program for the ACGME website.
Coordinating efforts within the Department of Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environments and Department of Communications.
Conducting other duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Degree in health care sciences, communications, journalism, or other related discipline required
Minimum 5-7 years of professional writing experience in health care-related field required
Extensive knowledge of English grammar and familiarity with standard style guides for academic publications required
Familiarity with graduate medical education, health care quality improvement, and health systems preferred
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and reference management software required
Experience conducting literature searches in PubMED, Ovid, and other sources of medical and health care literature required
Must be able to see relationships between ideas and synthesize and present complex information
Must demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
Must possess excellent creative thinking, written, and verbal communication skills
Must be flexible to adapt to changing conditions and requirements
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team with optimism, efficiency, and enthusiasm
Position requires the significant use of standard office equipment, such as a computer, keyboard, mouse, photocopier, fax machine, telephone, etc.
Most of the work of the Medical Writer, CLER will be performed in an office-type setting with the typical physical demands of an office environment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ACGME employees are working remotely until further notice. The Medical Writer, CLER will need to be able to efficiently and effectively work remotely.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the Medical Writer, CLER
Will frequently be required to sit and work for extended periods of time at computer terminal using various computer programs and other computer tools.
Will frequently be required to sit in meetings for long periods of time.
Will need to travel to various meetings.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer
Internal Number: MW
About Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
The mission of ACGME-I is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation. We protect the interests of residents and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and professional practice with the ultimate goal of benefitting the public that our accredited programs and graduates serve.
We envision a world in which:
Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs have a structured approach to the teaching and common evaluation of the competency of each of their residents and fellows;
GME programs are led by motivated role model physicians;
Residents and fellows have the benefit of a high quality, supervised, humanistic clinical educational experience, with customized formative feedback through specialty standardized systems;
Residents and fellows demonstrate specialty-specific proficiency in each competency prior to completion; and
Residents and fellows are on the path to becoming physicians who place the needs of their patients first.