Librarian, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

Job Summary:
This position manages or oversees the daily operations of medical libraries and provides current and professional medical library services to meet the informational, educational, and research-related needs of physicians, staff, patients and families.

Essential Functions

Manages, researches, and evaluates library collections through needs assessment of knowledge-based information within the facility, usage studies, and the selection and acquisition of print and non-print resources. Develops, evaluates and maintains programs, products and services to meet those needs. Classifies and catalogs materials to ensure rapid and convenient access to clinicians and the patient community.

Provides formal and informal instruction on the use of online resources available on the internet, applicable online databases and electronic resources to support the effective use of resources in providing patient care. Develops curricula and materials for training, evaluates its effectiveness and modifies as needed.

Provides information using a wide range of print and electronic resources, bibliographic databases, websites, networks, and libraries to meet immediate and long-term information needs. Manages and maintains the electronic system, including licensing, policies and procedures, and web based applications.

Promotes the use of library and its resources while establishing and maintaining clinical and community partnerships.

Develops knowledge of facility's education services, programs and resources for effective coordination and use of those resources to assist in patient education.

Provides interlibrary lending and borrowing and document delivery services in response to identified needs of individual and groups of health professionals. Identifies cost-effective sources, obtains materials, and evaluates overall service to continually improve the services.

Manages and monitors the library budget.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a Master's degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or a degree in Library Science or related field with advanced training and knowledge in bibliographic information systems and resources as normally demonstrated through 2-3 years of experience in using medical library information systems in a healthcare setting.

Requires excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Requires proficiency in database and internet searching and experience with automated library systems. Must have experience in applying adult learning principles. Must have the ability to use common office software.

Preferred Qualifications

Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
With more than 650 licensed patient care beds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the flagship hospital within Banner Health, offering care to the community since 1911. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan is a Level I trauma center as well as a teaching hospital that trains more than 220 physicians annually. Through leading-edge innovation and profound compassion, we have established an international reputation for excellence in such highly specialized services as solid organ transplantation, high-risk obstetrics, blood conservation medicine, movement disorders and more. We are also recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its America's Best Hospitals list for nine straight years, and our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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