Senior Medical Information Specialist

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Location

Ardsley, NY

Summary

The Senior Medical Information Specialist is responsible for providing clinical information regarding Acorda's marketed products.  This individual is responsible for researching and writing responses to questions, and maintaining updated FAQ lists. He/she will also participate in medical review of promotional and scientific materials and assist in higher level departmental research projects.

Full Description

The Senior Medical Information Specialist is responsible for providing clinical information regarding Acorda's marketed products.  This individual is responsible for researching and writing responses to questions, and maintaining updated FAQ lists. He/she will also participate in medical review of promotional and scientific materials and assist in higher level departmental research projects.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date, referenced FAQ responses for most commonly asked questions.
  • Researches and writes Standard Response Letters or other responses to questions not available in the Medical Information database.
  • Maintains and expands the internal literature library.
  • Interprets and evaluates the published medical literature.
  • Performs literature searches as necessary for regulatory compliance such as annual reports.
  • Serves as an information resource on assigned project teams and for internal information requests.
  • Recognizes and reports spontaneous adverse events to Acorda Drug Safety officer or designee.
  • Performs all functions related to medical and promotional review.
  • Assists in the monthly audit of medical inquiries for accuracy.
  • Participates in internal advisory group meetings.
  • Assists in the development of internal and external training and educational programs.
  • Assists with writing of departmental SOPs.
  • Prepares Drug Information Plan for marketed or new products.
  • May contribute to the training and education of pharmacy students on rotation, PharmD fellows or Medical Information Specialist(s).

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, life sciences or related field required.
  • PharmD, RPh or R.N. preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years relevant experience required, can be combined with experience gained as a graduate of a drug information fellowship or residency from an accredited program.
  • Prior health care experience and an understanding of physician, pharmacy, nursing, and other patient care practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities:   None

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of U.S. regulatory standards related to pharmaceutical manufacturers’ communications and dissemination of medical information, drug surveillance, and guardrails around product promotion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and overall treatment of disease states.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in searching biomedical databases required
  • Proficiency in using OVID, RightFind, and Medinquirer preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  None required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task, adjust priorities and work autonomously.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to critically evaluate clinical literature including all aspects of clinical trial design and methodology, published clinical trials, case reports, internal reports, pharmaceutical investigations, and information from various media sources.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and must thrive on challenge.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team to accomplish goals.
  • Able to work effectively with outside service providers.
  • Ability to maintain high level of ethical and compliance standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of trends and new information in the profession.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5-l0% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.