Medical Writer

Healthwise Boise , ID 83701

Posted 2 weeks ago

About Healthwise

Healthwise is a global provider of health information, decision support tools, behavior change assistance, and personal care planning for the top health plans, care management companies, hospitals, and consumer health portals. Each year, millions of people use our content and tools to manage their health, make better health decisions, and live healthier lives.

Above all, we believe that our people are the most important part of our nonprofit organization. When you join Healthwise, rest assured that you'll be among people who are passionate about their work and who combine dedication to our mission with a commitment to work/life balance. To help maintain that balance, our Boise campus boasts a fully equipped gym; walking, running, and biking trails; healthy snacks; company bicycles; and a host of exercise classesall on-site. Our offices are on the road to the local ski area. And we work in beautiful buildings, filled with natural light and the best of regional art. We come together frequently as a company to assess and improve our internal culture, find ways to work smarter and serve our clients better, and help each other meet the demands of work and of life. The caliber of our people, our understanding of client needs, and our commitment to our mission all give Healthwise a bright future innovating the next generation of consumer health content. We hope you'll join us.

Job Summary

Are you a passionate Medical Writer who wants to work for a great, non-profit organization? Healthwise is looking for a Medical Writer who can flex his or her writing muscles on a variety of online, print, and multimedia projects. Ideally, you have experience working with medical subject matter experts as well as editors and artists. If you love using your plain language skills to make complicated medical information relevant and easily understood by consumers, come join our team!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Envisions, outlines, and develops new content for Healthwise products.

  • Writes and self-edits with good grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills and according to appropriate style guidelines.

  • Works on many types of content at the same time and meets deadlines.

  • Writes clear, simple health information for targeted reading levels. Understands plain- language concepts, behavior change theory, engagement, and health literacy issues as well as internet usability principles.

  • Knows how to use visual content to complement text, suggesting appropriate images, graphics, layout, and interactive design.

  • Easily adapts to different writing styles and tones used in a variety of media, including print, web, and video.

  • Researches and evaluates medical information and cites sources appropriately.

  • Applies evidence-based research to medical content and writes accurately and clearly across multiple medical areas.

  • Consults and collaborates with other writers, medical content specialists, the medical team, and other teams to improve content and ensure medical accuracy.

  • Uses XML-based authoring, tracking, and other tools. Learns new technology easily.

  • May edit the work of others for accuracy, style, and readability, and provide constructive oral and written feedback.

  • May plan, lead, and manage content projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


  • Minimum bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, journalism, or writing.

  • Minimum four years' professional experience writing consumer health information or other content intended for a lay audience.

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and accurately about complex medical conditions in terms understandable to non-clinicians.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams, including clinicians.

  • Familiarity with evidence-based medicine concepts, theories, and practice preferred.

  • Experience using content authoring and/or content management systems preferred.

  • All offers are contingent upon the completion of a background check.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.

Healthwise is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request through one of the methods listed below: Email: Mailing Address: Healthwise, Incorporated Attn: Human Resources 2601 Bogus Basin Road Boise, ID 83702 Fax: 208-387-6776

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