The Clinical Editor serves as a primary resource on perioperative nursing practice and surgical technique for AORN Journal content. S/he creates, edits, and proofs content primarily for the Journal and for Journal derivatives, supplements, sponsored collections, online resource centers, and new products. S/he primarily performs detailed, thorough clinical edits on feature-length manuscripts, including clinical, research, quality improvement, management, education, literature review, and concept analysis articles, and monthly and bimonthly columns. As part of the clinical editing process, s/he will review content for clinical accuracy, completeness, organization, clarity, and sufficient supporting references; verify references and reference citations for accuracy and appropriateness; and will apply content and formatting edits according to American Medical Association (AMA) AMA and Journal style. As the 1st editor, s/he, works directly with authors to ensure the completion of all appropriate forms and the resolution of edits, and respond to authors' needs throughout the internal editing process. S/he also coordinates supporting content (eg, figures) with the AORN design team. S/he helps manage the Journal’s continuing education (CE) program in collaboration with the other Clinical Editor and the director of Perioperative Professional Development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Remains up-to-date on clinical trends and acts as a primary resource for the clinical content of the Journal and other content produced by the Publications Department.
Edits and proofreads feature-length manuscripts and columns for clinical accuracy and according to AMA and Journal style, acts as a liaison with authors and column coordinators, and ensures timely completion of the internal editing process.
Edits and proofreads Periop Briefing for clinical accuracy and according to Journal
Uses ScholarOne, an online manuscript submission and tracking system, to retrieve manuscript files and access peer review comments and iThenticate reports (as needed); assists others with use of ScholarOne as needed.
Advises Journal Senior Managing Editor on selection of appropriate CE articles.
Assists with the Journal continuing education (CE) program: helps identify edits CE articles; writes purpose/goal, objectives, and examinations; writes education design according to ANCC specifications; maintains appropriate records; and collaborates with the director of Perioperative Professional Development during the CE approval process.
Assists the Journal Editor-in-Chief and Senior Managing Editor in evaluating scholarly content; assists with final accept/revise decisions based on clinical content and overall content quality and completeness.
Advises the content selection for the Issue Highlights , a monthly Journal feature that highlights 4-5 articles from each issue in a condensed visual format.
Helps team brainstorm new and derivative revenue-generating publications products, including derivatives, supplements, sponsored collections, and online resource centers.
Ensures high-quality content standards and that deadlines are met.
Reviews accompanying tables and other graphics for relevancy and clarity; ensures an aesthetically-pleasing presentation and readability; works with designers as necessary to update or create new graphical elements.
Educates Publications non-nursing staff members about perioperative nursing practice issues, surgical technique and terminology, surgical trends, etc.
Manages multiple projects and manuscripts at various editing stages simultaneously.
Coordinates with authors as necessary to obtain copyright and permissions forms, bio information, and supporting materials and to relay edits and receive author revisions.
Participates on intra- and interdepartmental work teams to facilitate production of Publications products and as requested.
Attends the annual AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo when requested and performs work duties as assigned (subject to change).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
Current RN license.
Perioperative nurse with a minimum of five years of recent experience in a hospital-based operating room (currently working in an OR or worked in the OR within the last year).
Experience using track changes functionality in Microsoft Word.
Master of Science in nursing degree.
CNOR certification is preferred
Experience writing and publishing scholarly articles, procedural documents, policies, posters or other evidence-based documents.
Editing and proofreading experience a plus.
Knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) style guide a plus.
Knowledge of biostatistics, statistical analysis, and research methodology a plus.
Knowledge of quality improvement initiatives and processes a plus.
Knowledge of PubMed, Cochrane reviews, and other online literature search engines a plus.
Familiarity with ANCC requirements a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must be knowledgeable of current nursing practice in the OR, procedure rooms, and ambulatory surgery settings.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, including using track changes functionality.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook required.
Highly detail oriented.
Deadline driven and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work efficiently under deadline pressure; strong time-management, organization, and prioritization skills; self-directed.
Works collaboratively and independently.
Cultivates positive relationships within the department as well as outside the department and with AORN’s members and partners.
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback; considers other viewpoints and expresses differences with tact; negotiates and resolves disagreement.
Learning orientation and a willingness to learn new software and technologies; comfortability with basic computer use (e.g., performing Internet searches, managing file folders, working in SharePoint sites).
Demonstrates and holds others accountable for organizational values of communication, quality, innovation, and collaboration.
Works at a desk in a nonsmoking office environment using a computer daily. Ability to travel as needed to support departmental and Association functions.
FLSA Status: Exempt
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Internal Number: 4729
About Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Safe Surgery Together
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) was founded in 1949 to establish a national community for operating room nurses who sought to share best practices for patients undergoing surgery. Today, we unite and empower perioperative nurses, healthcare organizations, and industry partners to support safe surgery for every patient, every time.
You’ll find AORN resources used in every hospital and ambulatory center across the country, including:
The evidence-based Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
Perioperative staff education
Career and leadership development guidance
Facility and health system solutions