The patient education editor develops, writes, edits, designs, and produces patient-facing information in print and other multimedia formats, including print pieces, such as short education sheets and book-length projects, as well as animated videos using animation software tools. Editor manages patient education projects in collaboration with stakeholders across the clinical enterprise. In all the work they produce, the editor practices and promotes best practices for health literacy and patient-centered care.
Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experience
The successful candidate will:
Have demonstrable and exceptional editing, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Have experience creating animated or educational videos using software tools such as Vyond or other video creation platforms
Be able to work independently and manage multiple projects involving diverse stakeholders and overlapping timelines
Be able to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic, goal-oriented team
Be a consistent and passionate voice for patients and their families, as well as health equity and its relationship to health literacy
Be a fast and committed learner who embraces continuous improvement
Experience in health care, which may include clinical experience, is highly desirable.
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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 video creation platforms, such as Vyond and other platforms
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
Background in biology or anatomy is a plus
Key Functions and Expected Performance
Identify stakeholders for patient education projects across the clinical enterprise; identify key contacts for clinical governance
Establish clear timelines and communicate frequently with project participants
Manage multiple, overlapping projects and meet deadlines
Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve consensus on content, appropriate content type, and formatting and to ensure content is used by stakeholders and clinicians according to best practices for patient-centered communication
Help oversee translations in collaboration with department program manager and 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
Collaborate with ancillary and administrative departments as necessary (e.g., Health Information Management; Accreditations & Standards; Quality, Safety, & Risk Prevention; Compliance; Legal; Nurse Education; etc.)
Work with stakeholders as needed to establish baselines and methodologies for measuring project outcomes; document progress and results
Writing/editing/proofreading/design/print and video 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, while translating complex medical information and jargon into everyday language and incorporating best practices for health literacy
Create and edit original patient education scripts and videos in collaboration with the team and Vanderbilt clinical experts using video creation platforms, such as Vyond or other software, while translating complex medical information and jargon into everyday language and style to create health literate videos
Copyedit and proofread documents and video scripts and text, making sure they conform to departmental style and VUMC branding and graphic standards.
Design and typeset documents using Adobe Creative Suite
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and intellectual property/copyright laws
Archive content in SharePoint; upload content into E-Docs, Krames Staywell, and other databases as required; maintain complete history for each document; add metadata, including keywords, for each document as appropriate
Assist with the integration of patient education content into
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