Medical Librarian – Chicago area, Illinois

We are currently recruiting for a medical librarian at the College of American Pathologists based in Northfield, IL.  Position description and link for submitting an online application is available at:

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Job Description:

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the global driver of quality assurance in laboratory medicine. Advances in technology, health care, and science are creating new CAP opportunities for diverse business functions. With competitive compensation and incentive packages, robust employee benefits, and recognition as a 2014 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace, the CAP is a flexible, focused medical society driven by more than 18,000 member physicians and employees who look to meet emerging technological advancements while improving quality patient care.

The Medical Librarian is responsible for performing literature research in the health sciences field including conducting systematic and comprehensive searches of electronic databases, investigating the suitability and cost of resources, ordering publications and maintaining reference manager databases. They will also assist with the administration of the CAP Records and Information Center.

We are looking for an individual with the ability to review, analyze, evaluate and organize information, strong and effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to exercise good judgment. Experience working with confidential and restricted records desirable. Familiarity with MeSH headings, medical terminology, syntax, filters, and Boolean logic required for systematic and comprehensive searches for information, including searches of Medline and other electronic bibliographic databases, experience using reference management applications, expertise in online database searching and experience with content management systems.

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science with additional course work or equivalent training in medical librarianship or background in biomedical or health sciences required. Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a health sciences environment preferred. Knowledge of current and emerging core and secondary databases and experience locating sources of grey literature. AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) certification ideal. Some travel is required for this role.

• Competitive salaries • Paid time off • Paid holidays • Comprehensive insurance coverage (including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, life, and short- and long-term disability) • Tuition reimbursement • Retirement plan • Wellness programs • Employee Assistance Program • Flexible hours • Pleasant, smoke-free environment

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The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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