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Librarian (Medical Sciences)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration <>


  *   Open & closing dates
06/21/2019 to 07/05/2019

  *   Service

  *   Pay scale & grade
GS 11

  *   Salary
$64,232 to $83,508 per year

  *   Appointment type

  *   Work schedule

1 vacancy in the following location:

Richmond, VA <>

Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
This job is open to

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. <>

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  *   Duties
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