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Medical Writer
 
  • Are you a medical writer with a strong understanding of quality use of medicines and medical tests and experience in continuing professional education?
  • Full time, maximum term contract until 30 June 2021
  • Applications close 5pm Wednesday 30th October 2019

Our mission

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, we help people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.

http://www.nps.org.au

Who we’re looking for

We believe it's important to be excellent at what we do and to recognise the skills and experience we all bring. Together we create an energy that values these different skill sets. Our people are passionate about our mission and are invested in our values, so you should be too. We believe that cultural fit is essential to success. These are our values, and they influence how we work together and how we reward our people:

  • Courage - we have the courage to think and do things differently for a better future.
  • Customer centricity - we meet the needs of our customers by listening, responding to feedback and adding value.
  • Collaboration - we seek connections, share learnings and help each other succeed.
  • Integrity - we are ethical, honest, transparent and open-minded.
  • Accountability - we do what we say we will do.

What you’ll be doing

This role is responsible for contributing to our highly regarded national educational visiting programs, developing web-based information for health professionals and consumers, and working with other teams to prepare scientific papers, media stories and online education. 

If you are passionate about writing relevant, balanced and evidence-based healthcare information and education, then we would love to meet with you!

What you will need

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a medical writer.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a science or health-related field.
  • Demonstrated skills in synthesising health related information with in depth understanding of evidence-based medicine and an ability to interpret clinical study results.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to discuss the evidence about medicines and therapeutics relating to draft publications with clinical experts.
  • Previous experience writing online continuing education content for primary health care professionals.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated capability to search the medical and pharmaceutical literature rigorously using common databases and best-practice methods.

Role Desirables

  • Understanding of quality use of medicines and medical tests.
  • Experience in commercial, government and not for profit sectors.
  • Clinical background in medicine, pharmacy, nursing or allied health profession.

What we offer

  • Salary packaging
  • WorkLife Balance days (available after an initial qualifying period)
  • Extra leave during Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Workplace banking program
  • Employee assistance program

Help make Australia more medicinewise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit:

http://www.nps.org.au/careers

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Contact: Teresa Vaccaro on (02) 8217 8646 for more information.

No agencies please.

You must be eligible to work in Australia. If you are successful for this role, you will be required to conduct pre-employment checks, including a Criminal History Check.

Job Ref: DA000217
Submitted: 09-10-2019
 


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