MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the Washington, DC, area. With a 609-licensed-bed hospital and The Georgetown Physician Group we have 4,500 associates, developing their careers while supporting the care of our patients. Some of our centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.

Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.

Our patients, their families, our guests, and our fellow associates come first at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Our Mission, Vision and SPIRIT values guide our daily behaviors. Our Common Purpose, a simple yet powerful tool, guides our decision making for consistent delivery of high quality and safe patient care.

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  • Competitive compensation and generous benefits
  • Superb educational opportunities plus tuition assistance
  • Robust wellness program
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Senior Communications Specialist
Category: Marketing and Communications
Job Requisition: 28085
Department: Planning/Marketing - Galleria Corporate Marketing
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Administration
Geographic Region: Northern Virginia
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Arlington, VA
General Summary of Position:
The Senior Communications Specialist writes messages for and coordinates the publication of multiple printed and electronic communications to support the Hospital's Internal Communications function. The Senior Specialist also coordinates various management and associate meetings and participates in certain committees and task forces to facilitate internal communications. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Journalism or related field.
  • Two to three years of related experience in writing, editing, publication coordination, and event management required.
  • Writing, editing, platform presentation skills, and computer skills (MS Office suite required; PageMaker a plus).
  • Must display appropriate interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with Hospital and system executives and leaders, as well as patients and visitors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Serves as editor, writer, and production manager for the Hospital's monthly, printed newsletter The Georgetown Star. Creates and maintains editorial content plans and production schedules. Writes President's Perspective column and other articles. Takes photos as needed and assists with distribution of the newsletter within the Hospital. Coordinates with outside designer and printer for timely production.
  2. Serves as editor and coordinator for the Hospital's weekly e-newsletter the Monday Memo. Compiles article submissions, edits content as appropriate, and distributes on a timely basis.
  3. Coordinates monthly Clinical Leadership Forum (CLF) meetings and quarterly Associate Town Hall Meetings. Prepares draft agenda for Executive Staff review, collects PowerPoint presentations, and facilitates meeting logistics, including audio-visual equipment, catering, handouts, and Hospital-wide publicity. Writes summary of meetings for internal publications, and coordinates data collection of meeting surveys.
  4. Serves on the Hospital's Associate Recognition Committee. Duties include receiving and reviewing nominations, maintaining program database, planning and facilitating Associate of the Month parties, preparing award collateral for SPIRIT awards and assisting at annual SPIRIT Gala.
  5. Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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