Job Title:Supervisory Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PG-14-LMo-978784


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy ID: 978784 

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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 program.

·         Work with physicians, nurses and other staffing clinical settings and in routine clinical conferences.

·         Present reports to provide patient-specific information.

·         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 effectively.

·         Establish access to electronic resources.

·         Manage technical changes to electronic resources to preempt resource access problems and responds to patron’s access issues in a timely manner.

·         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 library’s Intranet and applicability to library services.

·         Implements new technologies.

·         Other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.