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Job Title: MEDICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Job Code: 0440
Job Level: 11
Revised Date: 02/28/2019
Job Family: JF 16
Create accurate and effective illustrations, diagrams, animations, and other graphic design materials to convey medical topics for print and digital media.
Produce technically correct drawings, diagrams and animations to illustrate cellular processes, anatomical structures, surgical procedures, and other medical topics for use in publications, and research and teaching activities.
Draw illustrations for medical articles, books and presentations from self-directed research, observations, and ideas and rough drafts of others.
Understand general health science concepts and terminology to effectively communicate and collaborate with medical faculty.
Manage time and work assignments proficiently; provide/receive feedback on artwork for/from colleagues; assist in training new personnel Evaluate and recommend new methods, materials and equipment for use in medical illustration.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires an understanding of health science topics with the ability to identify and implement the best illustrative techniques to communicate these topics, normally acquired through two years postsecondary training in medical illustration or commercial arts. A degree in medical illustration or related field is preferred.
Work requires three years of experience in medical illustration work to obtain considerable knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and surgical procedures as well as a variety of drawing media and techniques. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Ability to communicate ideas and creative solutions through concept drawings in traditional and/or digital media
Working understanding of health science topics and terminology, health literacy standards, and communication strategies
Expertise in design software and methods, including typography, layout, and production
Working understanding of digital file types and color profile management
Ability to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, with a willingness to take direction
Strong attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
Video experience a plus, but not required
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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