EBSCO Health
November 28, 2019
Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
Job Type
Work Setting
Remote / Home-based


Option Grid™ decision aids are brief, easy-to-read tools that help patients and providers compare healthcare options. Option Grid, founded by Professors Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD and Marie-Ann Durand, PhD of the Dartmouth Institute, is part of the EBSCO Health clinical decision support product platform.

Content is developed using the most current evidence available and is focused on the questions patients most frequently ask when they need to make preference-sensitive decisions.

Candidates must have current board certification in good standing, and at least 10 years of postgraduate clinical experience. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated ability to extract relevant clinical information from research and write concisely with minimal errors, paying attention to plain language principles. Strong clinical and analytical skills are essential in this role, as is the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of external experts and Option Grid’s team of highly trained team of writers, clinicians and scientists.

The successful Section Editor will be passionate about patient engagement, knowledge and advocacy, and excited to be part of team that truly believes Option Grid decision aids will allow patients to partner with their providers to make decisions in their own best interest. To that end, the Section Editor will:

  • Work closely with the Option Grid team of writers, clinicians and scientists to develop and maintain content in various medical areas
  • Collaborate with physician reviewers to ensure that content is clinically accurate, balanced, current, and supported by the best available evidence and accepted performance standards
  • Critically review content produced by the editorial team for clinical accuracy, plain language and appropriateness

Editorial work requires 10% - 20% time commitment and can be completed remotely, with periodic travel to the office in Ipswich, MA. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

This is a contract position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Medical degree (MD, DO, or equivalent) with license/certification current and in good standing
  • Specialty board certification in good standing (if applicable)
  • 5 years of direct patient care experience, and willingness to maintain ongoing clinical activities
  • Critical appraisal and statistical skills sufficient to analyze clinical relevance of all study types
  • 2 years of experience with MS Office Suite including Word (with use of track changes) and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Public Health (or related degree) in addition to medical degree
  • Demonstrated expertise in shared decision making, evidence-based medicine and health information technology is strongly preferred
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge in medicine as demonstrated by clinical leadership roles, teaching, research, or a publication track record
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