This position is located at the Washington DC VA Medical
Center in Washington DC. The primary
purpose of this position is to develop, manage, and direct an extensive local
library program and provide information and reference support to clinical and
nursing programs and committees.
Major duties and responsibilities include:
Develop and maintain a clinical librarianship
Work with physicians, nurses and other staffing
clinical settings and in routine clinical conferences.
Present reports to provide patient-specific
Function as a resource to clinicians by
searching medical databases to identify and retrieve knowledge-based
information, answer questions and resolve controversies in diagnosis and
treatment, clarify clinical decisions, making decisions regarding the best
course of care, and educating on rare medical conditions.
Use knowledge of evidence-based practice and
sources to provide highly-specific, case-related medical literature which
contributes to quality patient care, as well as quality clinical education for
medical students, residents, and clinical staff.
Provide instruction to physicians and nurses in
MEDLINE and other health-related databases.
Serve as a member of interdisciplinary,
hospital-wide committees and acts as a consultant providing information that is
relevant to the work, concerns and consideration of the committees.
Develop communications and marketing materials
for library services and resources.
Meet with teams and committees to present
information about library resources and services and how they can be used most
Establish access to electronic resources.
Manage technical changes to electronic resources
to preempt resource access problems and responds to patrons access issues in a
Develop, acquire and maintain tools for the management
of electronic resources, such as Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems,
link technologies, discovery services, and authentication systems.
Develop and maintain librarys Intranet and
applicability to library services.
Implements new technologies.
Other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***