Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 1157633 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

This position is located in Learning Services for VA Montana Health Care System (VAMTHCS) at the Fort Harrison Campus. As a Librarian, you will develop and educate employees throughout the organization. This position is an integral part of the health system and serves staff, students, and Veterans in all units of VA Montana, including the VA Medical Center, the Community Living Center, the Inpatient Behavioral Care Unit, and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. You will work broadly with information and organizational staff, crossing boundaries of disciplines and departments. Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

·        Carries out complex searches and providing accurate and reliable information;

·        Applies expertise to searching multiple health-related databases;

·        Utilizes knowledge of the terminology and practices of healthcare disciplines, including all fields of medicine and surgery, dentistry, nursing, mental health, health administration, pharmacy and allied health fields to interpret questions and complete searches;

·        Performs evaluations of citations to identify those that are pertinent to a patron’s question;

·        Evaluates resources and references, both, primary and secondary for authoritativeness, timeliness, and relevance to specific information requests;

·        Follows interlibrary loan resources and procedures for hospital libraries to facilitate interlibrary cooperation and the smooth exchange of information;

·        Evaluates the current online and traditional collection and identifies gaps in collections, selecting authoritative resources to fill those gaps;

·        Identifies and removes outdated materials from the collection;

·        Coordinates and maintains the facility's electronic information sites such as SharePoint and Intranet, assuring compliance with national standards;

·        Collaborates with other departments to ensure comprehensiveness and continuity of the collections.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday - 8am to 4:30pm

 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No