Job Posting: Librarian (Medical Sciences), Richmond, VA, Dept of Veterans Affairs

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


*   Open & closing dates

03/13/2019 to 03/19/2019

*   Service


*   Pay scale & grade

GS 11

*   Salary

$63,032 to $81,945 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, located within the Education Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, develops, manages, and administers a comprehensive 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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*   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, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel between medical center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics.

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