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SCCM is hiring. Learn about employment opportunities and what it's like to work at the Society.

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SCCM is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to improving care for critically ill and injured patients through education, research, and advocacy. Located in Mount Prospect, Illinois, SCCM offers a professional, friendly, business-casual work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

For consideration, send cover letters and resumes to

SCCM offers a stimulating work environment and excellent benefits:

  • Generous paid vacation time
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Summer hours program
  • Medical, dental, short- and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Matching 401(K)
  • Educational assistance
  • Performance-based incentive plan
  • Business-casual office​
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous remote work

Available Positions 

SCCM has no open positions at this time. 

Job title: Clinical Practice Guidelines Developer I
Reports to: Clinical Practice Guidelines Developer II
Primary purpose: Develops research and clinical practice guideline (CPG) manuscripts in collaboration with the guidelines’ expert panels, librarians, methodologists, and professional staff using Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology.


I. Development of research manuscripts and evidence-based CPGs
  • Supports the development of research manuscripts including different types of reviews such as systematic, scoping, mapping, meta synthesis, and others.
  • Serves as a strategic partner and supports CPG development processes, including initial drafting of the manuscript using GRADE methodology.
  • Supports guidelines panel discussions, integrating feedback from panel experts into manuscripts and ensuring that each guideline developed is published within 18 months of initiation.
  • Communicates with and supports volunteers, American College of Critical Care Medicine Board of Regents, and SCCM leadership in the development of CPGs and works collaboratively with the implementation scientist to ensure that guidelines are released with appropriate toolkits.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and volunteer leaders to develop CPG future pipelines to ensure the development and publication of a constant stream of guidelines.
  • Adheres to Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Critical Care Medicine journal author guidelines.
  • Ensures that each manuscript is organized and concise, uses references correctly, and ensures the Board of Regents and the Council receive revised manuscripts in a timely manner per the guidelines Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual.
  • Supports the panel and leadership in ensuring that all accompanying supplemental materials are in the proper order per the guidelines SOP Manual.
  • Adheres to the CPG checklist per the guidelines SOP Manual.
  • Recommends improved methods and tools to improve the CPG development process.
  • Works collaboratively with the guidelines manager to ensure that all meetings and processes are conducted according to SCCM standards and policies.
  • Works collaboratively with librarians and methodologists.
  • Ensures that communications with panel volunteers and methodologists are professional, accurate, and in compliance with SCCM policies.

II. Other functions as required to carry out SCCM’s mission and goals
  • Serves as a staff partner or organizational representative to internal and external groups as assigned.
  • Supports development of scientific articles beyond CPGs.
  • Supports literature reviews.
  • Supports Quality and Research Department activities and other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with master’s degree or higher preferred
  • Experience writing and developing research manuscripts and/or CPGs using GRADE methodology
  • Clinical background such as physician, nurse, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, or clinical related field preferred
  • Successful track record in writing and publishing manuscripts
  • Experience providing clinical, scientific, and/or medical expertise across areas of critical care, emergency medicine, or other related areas preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within teams and among external contractors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)