Sr. Manager, Publication and Research
Job Details
Fully Remote
Full Time
Master's Degree
Health Care


The Sr. Manager of Publication and Research is a subject matter expert (SME) on medication use processes and safe medication practices. This individual leads and coauthors ISMP publications, particularly it's newsletters, and leads and conducts the organizations evidenced-based and survey-based research activities. This individual will also participate in consulting activities, collaboratives, organizational programs, educational programs, data analysis, advocacy efforts, and the development of other tools and resources. This individual is responsible for establishing and maintaining highly productive relationships and partnerships with key professionals, organizations, and other healthcare stakeholders for the benefit of the organization.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statements(s)

Advance ISMPs understanding of and response to medication errors

Review and analyze confidential medication error reports submitted to the National ISMP Medication Errors Reporting Program (MERP), the National ISMP Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (VERP), and the National ISMP Consumer Medication Errors Reporting Program (C-MERP)
Identify the causes of medication errors
Establish ISMPs responses and recommendations to prevent or mitigate medication errors in collaboration with ISMP professional staff
Monitor professional organizations and conduct literature searches to identify current trends and topics related to medication safety principles, systems and related technologies, medication error prevention and the overall healthcare landscape

Manage ISMPs publications

Identify topics, author original articles, incorporate peer-review comments in final edits and work with graphic designer to develop formatted version of all ISMP newsletters
Develop and maintain external advisory boards to conduct peer review of all ISMP newsletters
Establish, maintain and adhere to ISMP editorial guidelines and standards for publications
Oversee the managing editor of the newsletters
Assist with marketing strategies for all publications
Create, edit and publish content for other ISMP and external publications as needed

Lead evidence-based and survey-based research

Create proposals for funding of evidence-based research or other special projects
Manage all aspects of funded research or projects as outlined in a contract or statement of work, including preparing required periodic progress reports and working in collaboration with the principal investigator, research team, and finance department
Develop and manage newsletter surveys
Analyze research data, publication surveys, self-assessments, and other research projects and work in collaboration with statisticians as necessary
Publish survey findings, research data, and other analysis

Participate in collaboratives, summits, consultations and educational programs

Lead, coordinate or participate in collaboratives and summits
Lead or participate in prospective risk assessment, targeted risk assessment or PSO consultation engagements, identify strategic initiatives and contribute to the writing or editing of the final written report.
Coordinate or participate in the development, review, and editing of new or revised safety tools and resources, including guidelines, self-assessments, and best practice statements
Develop and deliver educational materials, tools, and programming on medication safety-related topics, including but not limited to Medication Safety Intensive, Practitioner in Residence program, webinars and symposiums
Mentor new employees, students, residents, international guests, and ISMP Fellows

Promote and advocate ISMPs mission and vision to its stakeholders

Actively network with clinical and vendor contacts to build collegial relationships, develop new projects, and advance ISMPs understanding of and response to medication errors
Serve on and represent ISMP interests in international, national, state and local professional and advocacy organizations and committees


  • At least 10 years of experience in a clinical practice setting
  • Extensive knowledge of medication safety, error-prevention principles, various risk management methodologies (e.g. root cause analysis (RCA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)) and process improvement tools (e.g. lean/six sigma)
  • At least 5 years of experience in implementation of safety practices, process improvement utilizing healthcare risk management methodologies (e.g., root cause analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, six sigma/lean) and managing projects in cross-functional teams
  • Experience writing successful proposals and articles published in peer-reviewed literature preferred
  • Experience conducting government- or foundation-funded research projects and analyzing results preferred
  • Highly effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills that would enable the individual to successfully deal with various levels of healthcare professionals


  • MS degree in health sciences, MSN, PharmD, or equivalent

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365

Certifications & Licenses:

Current professional licensure

  • Specialty certification (patient safety, medication safety, quality/risk) preferred


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)

Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands


O Lift/Carry


F 10 lbs or less O


C 11-20 lbs N

Manually Manipulate

C 21-50 lbs N


O 51-100 lbs N

Reach Outward

O Over 100 lbs N

Reach Above Shoulder



C Push/Pull


N 12 lbs or less N


N 13-25 lbs N

Squat or Kneel

N 26-40 lbs N


N 41-100 lbs N

Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)


  • Typical Office Environment


Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran