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    This position is located within the Education Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Librarian (Medical Sciences) develops, manages, and administers a comprehensive medical library program and oversees all aspects of daily operations of the libraries and resources (including Medical and Patient Education Libraries and library services/resources for Community Based Outpatient Clinics).

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    Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Plans, develops, implements and revises the library program for the medical center;
    • Acts as point of contact for researching health care literature for services /staff throughout medical center;
    • Establishes, implements and reviews program guidelines, policies, and operating procedures;
    • Contributes to the development, recommendations for and monitoring library budgets;
    • Ensures compliance with copyright legislation/license agreements;
    • Tracks statistics and completes local reports regarding utilization of library resources;
    • Serves as professional resource in searching specialized biomedical, nursing and allied health and health management, databases, and the internet;
    • Provides advanced reference and literature research service including retrieval of information from commercial and government databases;
    • Provides guidance in the use of library and external information sources and/or borrowing materials;
    • Applies terminology of health care disciplines (including all fields of medicine and surgery, dentistry, nursing, mental health, health administration, etc.) to accurately interpret questions and complete reliable and comprehensive searches;
    • Studies and investigates new methods of storing, searching, retrieving, and exchanging medical, scientific and technical information;
    • Assists medical, nursing and allied health clinicians with researching patient-specific knowledge-based information on a variety of unusual or specialized conditions, problems or questions;
    • Develops effective/efficient instruction interventions (one on one, small group, webinars, etc.) with emphasis on developing user-centered strategies for educating clinical staff in the use of numerous health-related databases (i.e. MEDLINE, MEDLINK, FEDLINK, CINAHL) and other point of care information products;
    • Designs and maintains library SharePoint site;
    • Acquires, organizes, maintains, and lends a specialized collection of materials (books, technical reports, periodicals, and other technical materials);
    • Analyzes trends/patterns in local research requests and staff usage to develop new methods, criteria, and service delivery;
    • Ensures state-of-the-art policies/procedures pertaining to the cataloging and classification of highly technical medical material collections; and
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    WORK SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel between Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1410 Librarian

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