Consultant-Medical Education Grants

March 06 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Medical education activities are essential for continued professional development among healthcare professionals (HCPs). Educational activities serve to transmit current, relevant, fair balanced and accurate medical information to HCPs leading to a positive impact on patient outcomes.
The Global Medical Education Grants Consultant (GMEGC) will review and approve therapeutically aligned grant requests to ensure alignment with the overall medical education strategy for each therapeutic area in compliance with policies and procedures and in accordance with alliance grant office policies. The grant requests include, but are not limited to scientific meetings (symposia - CME and non-CME), publications, digital media, patient education, advocacy and charitable donations. The GMEGC will manage assigned grant budgets to targets. The GMEGC will meet with internal and alliance business partners (Medical, Marketing, Market Research and Advocacy) to gain input to the therapeutic area grant strategy. The GMEGC leads therapeutically aligned grant review committees in the evaluation of grant requests. The GMEGC may manage the alliance grant office partnerships aligned with TA of responsibility to ensure efficient and effective Lilly/alliance partner therapeutic area grant strategy and execution.
GMEGC will have an external focus through active participation in industry groups and as faculty at select industry conferences. The GMEGC demonstrates leadership in the development of tools and ‘best practices' for continued quality improvement and to drive industry leadership. GMEGC will stay abreast of new regulatory and policy development and play a key role in influencing regulations or strategies. GMEGC identifies long and short-term environmental trends. GMEGC will be recognized as an internal expert and serve as a consultant for all stakeholders regarding internal and external medical education guidelines / regulations and will ensure internal business processes adhere to all applicable laws and regulations affecting the medical education environment.

  1. Business planning and leads creation of therapeutic area grant strategy
  • Liaise with medical, marketing, market research, advocacy and alliance partners to develop therapeutic area grant strategy and budget.
  • Manage relationship with alliance partner grant office ensuring efficient and effective implementation of grant strategy.
  • Ensure appropriate communication and alignment with leadership during business planning.
  1. Execution of therapeutic area grant strategy
  • Execute against therapeutic area grant strategy.
  • Manage multi-million dollar therapeutic area grant budgets to target.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal business partners, external accredited providers and medical education companies to ensure the delivery of compliant, innovative and effective medical education programs.
  • Review all grant requests received for medical education programs/activities for strategic alignment, compliance, fair market value, and overall educational effectiveness.
  • Review and render decisions on all grant requests below defined threshold.
  • Effectively lead therapeutic area grant committee meetings to receive appropriate decision-making.
  • Coordinates OUS ACDD, affiliate review and regulatory processing.
  • Coordinates RFP development, legal review, response submission and committee review.
  • Receive and evaluate participant outcomes data from educational providers ensuring funds are utilized for the most effective educational programs.
  • Gain a progressive understanding of the disease state, treatment options and medical education gaps.
  1. LGO Projects and Share Key Learnings
  • Leads special projects (i.e., outcome measurement plans, external independent needs assessments, educational activity monitoring, development of procedures, policies and SOP's etc.).
  • Leads development of tools and "best practices" for continual quality improvement and to drive industry leadership where appropriate.
  • Internal advocate on Adult Learning Principles and in identifying and assessing innovative educational programming.
  1. External Focus
  • As internal expert, serve as a consultant for stakeholders regarding internal and external medical education guidelines/regulations.
  • Accountable to ensure business processes reflect adherence to all applicable laws and regulations impacting the medical education environment and drive internal changes when appropriate.
  • Create industry leadership by volunteering to serve on industry boards or committees and or speaking as faculty at industry conferences.
  • Manages all aspects of the alliance grant office relationship pending TA of responsibility.

Company Overview
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with three plus years experience in relevant clinical / therapeutic area (Autoimmune, Pain and Headache).
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Expertise in knowledge of U.S. guidelines (i.e. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), FDA, AMA and Office of Inspector General (OIG)) regarding continuing medical education/accreditation.
  • Expertise in adult learning principles and educational resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to make determinations as to the scientific and medical relevance of medical education initiatives.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including conflict management/negotiation skills.
  • Organizational skills including ability to prioritize multi-task and manage multifaceted projects.
  • Experience evaluating medical education programs including creation of or understanding of needs assessment.
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to understand strategy development and implementation.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as grant committee leader/member.
  • Bachelor's degree in Health/Science Field or related job experience is preferred (i.e. PharmD. Registered Nurse, etc.).
  • Grant experience supporting global markets.
  • Qualified CPD Professional. Certification as an Healthcare Continuing Professional Development Professional (CHCP)

Additional Information
  • Travel required: Approximately 20% including some weekends to monitor educational activities
  • Remote opportunity possible for candidates short term, however, the position will be based in Indianapolis on a permanent basis.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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