Job Posting: Reference Librarian – Consumer Health, Exempla Healthcare, Denver, CO

Job Description
Job ID: 14621
Posting Date: 2/28/2013
Job Family: Administrative
City: Denver, CO
Shift: Day Shift
Type of Position: Part-Time (20-35 hours per week)
Our hospital system is not just buildings, or remodeled nursing units, or the latest pieces of technology. Our hospital system is not defined by the awards we have earned or the number of patients we serve. What gives meaning to Exempla Healthcare is our people! It’s our physicians, staff and volunteers who display their commitment to our mission and our values in exceptional ways every day. The actions of our people help bring a sense of belonging and hope to our patients; they give a sense of home and family that can be felt. We are Exempla Healthcare and we invite you to join us. The following department is looking for an individual to join their team. They are looking for someone who will share the same passion and commitment demonstrated everyday by their service. This individual needs to be committed to delivering the best possible healthcare for our patients. At Exempla we believe our patients deserve nothing but our very best. If excellence inspires you and belonging motivates you, we welcome you to join us. We are Exempla Healthcare!

More than 130 years ago, Saint Joseph Hospital was established in Denver as the first private hospital in Colorado. Today, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital is one of the most respected hospitals in Denver and remains a Catholic health care facility in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. Saint Joseph Hospital cares for more patients on an inpatient basis than any other hospital in the Denver metropolitan area. It continues as the largest private teaching hospital in Denver and is committed to serving our patients with high quality care. The hospital provides a tradition of caring that includes compassionate caregivers, stellar clinical expertise and the most advanced technology.
The William V. Gervasini Memorial Library at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital was established to meet the information needs of patients, families, and the community. The Consumer Health Reference Librarian will assist the library manager in planning a Gervasini Library program for the new Saint Joseph Hospital, coordinate activities related to the consumer health information service including providing information on request, training and monitoring of volunteers, and participating in health literacy initiatives. This position also supports the Heart Failure Microsystem and provides backup for clinical literature searches and interlibrary loan.
Provide quality information services, user education, and operation of automated systems to meet the knowledge-based information needs of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Medical Staff, residents, employees, patients, and the community.
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or its successors, or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Students currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program will be considered.
2 years experience in a special library.
Online searching experience, specifically the MEDLARS system (PubMed, Ovid), and the Internet.
Evidence of teaching skills.
Web page development experience.
Knowledge of the medical literature.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
Demonstrated understanding of the information user.
Strong service orientation.
Organizational and analytical skills.
Master’s degree plus membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association.
3 years experience in a health sciences library.

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