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Thursday, October 18, 2012

F/T - Sr Assistant Librarian - Downstate Medical Ctr/Bklyn NY

Downstate Medical Center
Medical Research Library
SUNY, Brooklyn, NY
Senior Assistant Librarian
Local Title: Clinical Informationist
Salary Range: $45,101 - $99,136
 Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2012

   The Clinical Informationist performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.
   Provide reference and expert searching services to support translational research, clinical practice, and medical education. Prepare subject bibliographies and maintains Internet resource pages.
   Keep abreast of the best reference and research resources related to integrative and clinical research and evidence-based medicine.
   Facilitate the integration of information resources to support diagnosis and treatment decisions through participation in patient rounds,clinical discussions, hospital information system design, and grand rounds as assigned.
   Provide point of need database mini-clinics and other information resources instruction for clinicians, nurses, researchers, residents and students.
   Consult with colleagues in the Evidence in Practice Information Center regarding evidence-based instruction for health science students.
   Provide research assistance to investigators preparing clinical research protocols/IRB submissions and searching for grant opportunities.
   Select and evaluate subject based materials related to translational research/medicine and evidence-based practice.
   Participate in planning, policy formation and departmental decision making relating to health science services, collections and new technologies.
   Participate in supporting the library in creating and providing clinical information resources to the curriculum.  Participate and work with all personnel involved in Consumer Health.
   Perform scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school, or equivalent advanced degree in a life or health science field.
   At least 5 years or relevant professional experience serving a similar client population including working in an academic health science library, performing research, searching grant-related databases, web-based instructional tools, and mobile applications relevant to health sciences or information sciences.
   Strong commitment to client-focused service. Understanding of and enthusiasm for translational medicine and evidence based practice.
   Expert search skills including experience searching PubMed, Embase, Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, and evidence based medicine resources. Build relationships with department chairs, college deans, bench researchers and clinicians through proactive participation in clinical librarian and other Informationist programs.
   Skills in suggesting and creating special projects and program to further the effective use of biomedical information resources throughout the medical center.
   Proven ability to develop education and training in informatics and research tools.
   Demonstrated ability to partner with other library staff, clinical informationists, clinical faculty and hospital personnel to increase information access in the electronic health/medical record, medical education and research on clinical information.
   Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies, including mobile technology, into the delivery of information services.  Ability to work effectively with all levels of library client-faculty, researchers, clinicians, students (professional, graduate and undergraduate), administrators and staff.
   Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written(Samples Required).
   Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment. Interest in contributing to the profession via research, publication, presentation, and service. 

To Apply:
Provide cover letter, full curricula vita and three(3) writing samples to:
Donald Lemke
Library Administrator
The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 14
Brooklyn, NY 11203