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Patient Education Writer (contract)

Date:  Jan 5, 2022

remote, MA, US, 01938

Company Name:  EBSCO HealthDecision

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.


The Consumer Health team creates evidence-based patient education material. The materials are used as point-of-care tools for medical care centers and hospitals, as an online health library with direct consumer access for a variety of clients, or as patient education tools that compliment other EBSCO Health products.  


Our team needs a Patient Education Writer for a short-term project with potential for more work in the future. The candidate should have a background or interest in patient education, health and wellness, public health, or patient-provider communication. A strong understanding of health literacy, writing and editing experience, basic clinical knowledge, and a degree in a relevant field is needed.

This project will include patient education documents on medical conditions and procedures as well as health and wellness documents. Work will include incorporation of feedback from Health Editors and Clinical specialists. The Writer will ensure the articles will be evidence-based, follow company formats, and meet health literacy standards. Each article needs to help patients better understand medical issues to improve chances of active participation in care.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master preferred)
  • 3 years of writing experience related to patient education, health, and wellness that includes meeting health literacy guidelines, such as writing at 6th grade or below (or 1 year plus an advanced degree in a related field)
  • Demonstrated ability to write patient-friendly material


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated initiative and a strong work ethic
  • A strong desire to produce meaningful content, not just edit for style and format
  • Ability to self-manage multiple tasks and priorities within deadlines

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Boston