Medical Writer and Marketing Assistant @ Copilots In Care

 

Need:

We are looking for a self-driven, creative and compassionate individual to help us grow our tech-enabled service by developing content on relevant end-of-life research/news, building PR channels, applying for grants, and sourcing potential partners.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Medical Writer and Public Relations - 65% of your time

    • Apply to grants

    • Research journal articles and current events

    • Write blog posts related to best practices and recent publications associated with end of life care

    • Develop educational materials for patients and family members

  • Marketing Assistant - 35% of your time

    • Source potential health plans, ACO, health system, and physician partners

    • Refine sales materials

    • Apply to conferences and startup competitions

 

Skills + Qualifications:

  • Passionate about innovative approaches to health care delivery

  • Interested in improving the end-of-life experience for patients and their family members

  • Demonstrated talent for:

    • Blog writing

    • Grant writing

    • Persuasive communication

    • Project implementation and completion with minimal oversight

  • Action-oriented, resourceful and reliable

  • Understands the healthcare industry

  • Stays current on recent publications and events

  • Aligns with Copilots in Care’s mission and cultural values

 

Nice To Have Skills + Qualifications:

  • Acceptance to medical school, or MHA program

  • Sales or consulting experience


 

About Copilots In Care:

In the aging population, advance care plans (ACPs) are an important resource for patients to express their healthcare preferences before a crisis arises.

Today, 53% of seniors do not have an advance care plan. Doctors, who traditionally complete ACPs for their patients, are under intense time pressures and unable to facilitate complex conversations about end-of-life decisions. Without a plan, the patient's family and physicians default to over-treatment, leading to poor-quality care and unwanted costs.  

To solve this problem, Copilots In Care re-envisioned the ACP completion process. With digital tools and a team of trained social workers, we help patients with a life-limiting illness (CHF, COPD, Cancer, and ESRD) reflect on and communicate their medical wishes to their family members and physicians.

Our goal is to help patients make the most of the time they have by empowering them as pilots of their care. Copilots in Care matches every patient with a social worker, the Copilot, who helps the patient understand their medical options and reflect on their values with their families. The Copilot then prepares the right documentation to ensure the patient’s medical wishes are executed.

We do not provide medical recommendations, nor do we try to direct care.  We simply facilitate communication to realign care so it matches patient goals. As a result, less healthcare costs are spent on unwanted treatment. We are partnering with health plans and ACOs to pilot our service. Simultaneously, we are refining our product to optimize the patient, family, physician, and copilot user experience.

We pride ourselves on being a small and scrappy team. Everyone is expected to take initiative and anticipate needs of the company, set goals, and accomplish tasks. A commitment to empathy and collaboration is fundamental to working in end-of-life care. We enter people's lives at a sacred and vulnerable time, and ask for their trust.  The patient is at the center of our work.  As a team, we err on the side of over-communicating and operate from a position of respect and trust for our colleagues. We put relationships before accomplishing tasks, and the best interests of the company ahead of anyone’s ego.  We are committed to open collaboration, constant learning, and failing fast.  

 

Location:

  • Headquartered in the Stanford area, but regularly meet with partners across the Bay Area.

 

Type of Employment:

  • Part-time internship for at least 3 months and 6 hours per week.

 

Definition of success:

  • Complete weekly deliverables.

  • Integrate with the team and have fun.

  • Learn about the healthcare landscape, specifically around Medicare populations, risk-contracting, end of life care, and digital health and health services startup.  


 

Benefits

  • Pay on an independent consulting basis for completion of milestones.

  • Mentoring relationship with startup founders who have an interest in seeing you succeed in your chosen endeavor

  • Resume building at a mission-driven startup solving pivotal problems in American healthcare

  • Upon successful completion of the internship, we would be happy to write a glowing letter of recommendation or make a call for stellar interns.

 

To Apply:

Please send the following to founders@copilotsincare.com:

  1. Your resume

  2. A cover letter explaining:

    1. Why you are passionate about this project

    2. Why you are the best person for the job