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Medical Writer - Johnston RI

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UnitedHealth Group

Johnston, RI

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We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The medical writer supports the ongoing efforts of the Optum Patient Insights scientific staff by independently drafting, reviewing, and copy editing presentations, manuscripts suitable for journal publication, white papers, reports, and other documents for internal use and for dissemination outside Optum. The medical writer also serves as a back up to the primary proposal writer and supports the business development initiatives of the Population Health team.

Job Components:

Copy edit: Identify and resolve discrepancies related to source documents and correct any errors related to format, spelling, grammar, and readability

Act as back up proposal writer: gather information and prepare proposals and RFIs to generate scientific customer-funded projects

Assist scientific staff through the largely independent preparation and creation of internal and external documents such as protocols, summaries, technical reports, presentations, posters and manuscripts suitable for publication.

Develop template materials and guidelines for the team to use to improve appearance of publications and other documents

Develop sell sheets and other brief documents describing and educating clients and colleagues about scientific services

Identify new materials in need of development to better communicate with our clients

Assist with form reviews to ensure equivalence between client’s implementation of our surveys and our official licensed surveys

Interact effectively and collegially with all employees, fostering a supportive and cross departmental working environment

Manage time efficiently and effectively

Primary  Responsibilities:

The medical writer provides writing and copy editing assistance to scientists and the proposal writer

Will be required to draft manuscripts and posters based on scientific reports and study data

Responsible for drafting background content, providing advanced formatting support, and detailed proofreading of deliverables and other documents including presentations, form reviews, reports, posters and other documents on an as-needed basis

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e., Life Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, English/writing)

Minimum of 6 years in a position requiring professional writing in a scientific field

Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Familiarity with citation management databases (CItavi, EndNote etc.)

Excellent writing, proofing, and copy editing skills

Excellent verbal communication skills

Strong ability to manage timelines and assist in driving documents towards completion amongst colleagues with competing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree

Scientific Publishing

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Life Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, English, Proposal, Cltavi, EndNote, Scientific, Proofing, Copy Editing, Johnston, RI, Rhode Island

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About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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