Wolters Kluwer Physician Deputy Editor, Infectious Disease in Waltham, Massachusetts

Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

UpToDate® (www.uptodate.com) is an electronic clinical decision support resource for physicians and patients that provides current medical information in a format accessible via computer, smart phone, or tablet. UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, and international corporation that provides tools to assist professionals in healthcare, finance, and accounting. More than 850,000 clinicians in 164 countries and more than 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate; and more than 60 research studies confirm UpToDate's widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reductions in length of stay, adverse complications, and mortality.

The Physician Deputy Editor will use his/her clinical knowledge to edit submissions from outside expert authors. The editing process ensures that the topic addresses the important clinical questions that arise when diagnosing or managing a specific disorder, presents information clearly and succinctly, and provides evidence-based and actionable recommendations for care. These tasks require the editor to have an understanding of clinical issues and an ability to evaluate the literature.

New Content: A good UpToDate topic review has the following characteristics:

  1. Addresses all of the questions that a clinician coming to that topic might have

  2. Cites the evidence to answer those questions

  3. Makes specific and actionable recommendations

Deputy editors review and edit the new contributions from our authors to make sure they incorporate these characteristics. This work is not done in isolation. UpToDate editors also work closely with outside section editors, editors-in-chief, and peer reviewers to ensure the material is accurate and fee of bias. In addition, in-house editorial and graphics assistants work with the deputy editors to produce and maintain each topic.

Extensive training is provided to help the editor learn critical literature review and to write in the UpToDate style. Training is overseen by at least two senior physician editors. All new topics are read and reviewed by the training editor until a new deputy editor achieves a satisfactory level of independence.

Existing Content: Updating is an important component of the program and is usually initiated by the deputy editor, who is responsible for monitoring the literature for new developments and identifying topics that need updating. The deputy editors in different specialties commonly interact with each other, since there is often overlap between specialties. Deputy editors write the initial updates and then review them with the authors and section editors.

Deputy editors also systematically review current UpToDate topics for clarity, completeness, and relevance. In many cases, reworking of specific topics will be initiated by clinical questions raised during ongoing clinical practice or by user feedback. If deficiencies are found, the deputy editor (in combination with the outside authors and section editors) will be responsible for improving the material.

  • Medical Degree

  • Board Certification in assigned specialty

  • Impeccable communication skills: verbal, writing, and listening

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at different skill levels

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to give and receive feedback effectively

  • Proficiency in typing and construction of graphics and spreadsheets (can be enhanced on the job)


Minimal travel, up to 5% of work time.


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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