Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Job Summary: Editor will write, edit, design, produce, and manage educational content for patients and families in print and multimedia formats and will integrate this content into systems that both clinicians and patients can access.
Key Functions and Expected Performance
Identify stakeholders for patient education projects across the clinical enterprise; identify key contacts for vetting clinical content; identify key contacts for final approval and sign-off
Work with stakeholders to establish baselines and methodologies for measuring project outcomes; document progress and results
Establish clear timelines and communicate frequently with project participants
Collaborate with ancillary and administrative departments as necessary (e.g., Health Information Management; Accreditations & Standards; Quality, Safety, & Risk Prevention; Compliance; Legal; Nurse Education; Workplace Learning Operations; etc.)
Manage multiple, overlapping projects and meet deadlines
Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve consensus on content and formatting and to ensure content is operationalized according to best practices for patient-centered communication
Oversee translations in collaboration with Interpreter Services
Serve on standing and ad hoc committees as needed
Advocate continuously for patient-centeredness, health literacy, clinical and technological integration, efficient use of resources, and consistent messaging across the clinical enterprise
Writing/editing/proofreading/design/print production/content and asset management:
Develop and write original content in collaboration with Vanderbilt clinical experts
Write and edit documents at a reading level appropriate for the intended audience; translate complex medical information and jargon into everyday language, incorporating best practices for health literacy
Proofread documents, making sure they conform to Vanderbilt style and branding and graphic standards.
Design and typeset documents using Adobe Creative Suite
Oversee the development and use of illustrations and graphics
Manage print production
Manage electronic documents for printing on demand
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and intellectual property/copyright laws
Archive content in SharePoint and other databases as required; maintain complete history for each document; add metadata, including keywords, for each document as appropriate
Integrate patient education content (print and multimedia) into
Experience in health care is highly desirable.
Experience in both Windows and Mac platforms
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) for page layout, photo editing, and graphic design
Experience with HTML/XML, database management, audiovisual/multimedia production, and/or mobile technologies is a plus
Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
Familiarity with medical taxonomies and coding (e.g., ICD-10, SNOMED, LOINC, RxNorm, NDC, CPT, MeSH) and clinical applications (particularly Epic) is a plus
Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experience
The successful candidate will:
Have exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills
Be able to work independently and manage multiple projects involving diverse stakeholders and overlapping timelines
Be a consistent and passionate voice for patients and their families
Be a committed learner who embraces continuous process improvement
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of o...ur leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.