Job Overview


The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:

As a result of sequestration and budget shortfalls, Department of Defense is furloughing most of its employees for some amount of time during fiscal year 2013. An employee in this position MAY be subject to furlough. If applicable, specific information regarding the administrative furlough will be provided to the individual selected for this position.

The Darnall Biomedical Learning Resource Center (DBLRC) serves the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), a tertiary care academic medical center providing services in over 100 clinics and specialties staffed by more than 8,000 personnel, and encompassing 85 accredited graduate medical and allied health training programs with over 1,500 trainees.  The DBLRC consists of a medical library and computer lab. Resources available to WRNMMC include over 6,000 Medical, Dental, Nursing & Allied Health Books, CDs, and DVDs; plus 7,000 online and print journal subscriptions.  The incumbent serves as the Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) and promotes evidence-based, patient centered care by assisting, teaching, and supporting health care and research professionals to access WRNMMC evidence-based medicine resources with skill and competence.  The CML supports the education, training and continuing professional development of WRNMMC health care personnel across the WRNMMC enterprise.  Additionally, the CML promotes and provides clinical librarian services at the point of care/need to WRNMMC clinical teams; offering support to morning report, clinical rounds, house staff, and clinical trainees. 

The work requires some physical exertion such as requiring pushing moderately heavy items such as book trucks full of bound Journals and large medical textbooks.

The work involves the everyday risks or discomforts associated with medical libraries. Work area is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.

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You will facilitate warrior care through the support of evidence-based practice and research, assisting the health care provider group, covering the library reference desk, researching and resolving in depth reference questions. You will serve as a clinical researcher for emergent clinical knowledge databases to obtain knowledge-based information in the resolution of controversies in diagnosis and treatment. You will clarify difficult medical points, and elucidates rare medical conditions. You will instruct physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in the search for and searchtechniques through the MEDLINE, UpToDate, and MD Consult databases. You will provide specific case-related medical literature that contributes to quality direct patient care (by providing information for inpatient, or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research), as well as quality resident education. You will participate as a member of knowledge based inter-professional hospital wide committees as assigned; i.e. Research, Patient Safety Committees, Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Pastoral Education Committee for example; provides quality filtered knowledge based information pertinent to their needs. You will participate in faculty seminars and academic meetings to provide evidence based literature and enhance staff and graduate medical education as well as awareness of library services. You will communicate regularly with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc) to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant information resources to resolve clinical information/knowledge needs. You will participate in bedside clinical rounds to provide real time best content to guide clinical decision making. You will instruct health care providers on the search of databases remotely or via the command intranet. You will collaborate and coordinate with librarians both internal and externally to the organization (state or national level) to development, identification, implementation, and improvement of information or knowledge based systems, and services pertinent to the organization's needs. You will ensure efficient operation of clinical medical library services and jointly develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services.