Medical Information Specialist Temp

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Location

Ardsley, NY, United States

Summary

The Medical Information Specialist Temp is responsible for providing clinical information regarding Acorda's marketed products. This individual is responsible for tracking all information requests and responses, determining the need for new responses, researching and writing responses to questions not in the existing database, and maintaining updated FAQ lists. He/she will also participate in medical review of promotional and scientific materials.

Full Description

The Medical Information Specialist Temp is responsible for providing clinical information regarding Acorda's marketed products. This individual is responsible for tracking all information requests and responses, determining the need for new responses, researching and writing responses to questions not in the existing database, and maintaining updated FAQ lists. He/she will also participate in medical review of promotional and scientific materials.

*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.
  • Performs functions related to medical and promotional review.
  • 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.

 
Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, life sciences or related field required.
  • PharmD, RPh or R.N. preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience required; can be 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
  • Proficiency in searching biomedical databases required
  • Proficiency in using OVID, RightFind, and Medinquirer


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 compliancy 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 5-10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business


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.