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The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a creative, dynamic and innovative Clinical and Outreach Librarian.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services , the Clinical and Outreach Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting and providing clinical information services in the OHSU Library and affiliated clinics, with particular responsibilities as liaison to clinical and clinical research departments in the School of Medicine and their faculty, staff, residents and students. This position is responsible for Evidence Based Practice training and is expected to attend Grand Rounds, journal clubs, and other relevant academic and clinical meetings. He or she will also be responsible for coordinating clinical outreach efforts of the Library, including implementing outreach grants from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and other funding agencies. The Clinical and Outreach Librarian plans, promotes and provides information services to support the needs of faculty, residents, staff and students at OHSU; serves as the liaison to assigned clinical departments by cultivating relationships with faculty, residents, staff and students in liaison areas; provides instruction to faculty, residents, staff and students at their clinical sites, ambulatory clinics, and other points of care, writes curriculum and provides educational programs in one-on-one and group settings, meeting the needs of OHSU users. As a member of the Library Faculty, the Clinical and Outreach Librarian participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

Required Qualifications: Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (library and information science or related area); strong customer service orientation with excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated familiarity with core health science resources, including mobile and clinical decision support tools; excellent presentation skills; evidence of initiative and flexibility; self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team; attention to detail and strong analytical skills; and the ability to think and react quickly in a clinical environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 2-3 years professional experience in a health sciences library or clinical setting; understanding of evidence-based practice; record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in professional organizations; demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills; proficiency using EndNote, RefWorks or similar bibliographic management software; and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

The Institution:

Oregon Health & Science University OHSU is the state's only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. With over $340 million in annual funded research, OHSU has launched the Knight Cancer Challenge, a $1 billion campaign. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. The OHSU Library staff provides services in support of teaching, research, and patient care.

The Information & Research Services Department is responsible for the public services and collections activities in the Library. Liaison Librarians provide services to the departments, centers and schools at OHSU, and in the community. Liaisons reach out to and foster active communication and collaboration with constituents in their liaison areas. The Access Services staff triage library users’ information needs to the appropriate library staff member, whether the users’ first point of contact is an on-site service desk, or by telephone or email. Working with library staff and OHSU users, the Collection Management staff acquire and catalog resources and facilitate access to the Library’s collections.

Rank and Salary: This is a faculty position with a 12 month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.

Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC45628. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.  


 

 

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library and Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center at the VA in Portland seeks a creative and dynamic temporary Systematic Review/Clinical Librarian.

Reporting to the AUL for Information & Research Services at the OHSU Library and the ESP Program Manager at the Portland VA Medical Center, the temporary Systematic Review/Clinical Librarian will be part of two teams: the OHSU Library liaison team and the Portland VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center project team. The incumbent is a key member of the VA ESP Coordinating Center project team and will conduct effective literature searches for systematic reviews, topic nomination briefs and rapid response briefs requested by VA leadership. The person in this position will have expertise in Evidence-based Medicine research and the systematic review process, as well as skills in searching policy and social science literature.

As a member of the OHSU Library liaison team, the Systematic Review/Clinical Librarian will be responsible for coordinating with the Clinical and Outreach Librarian to create and maintain clinical liaison services, in particular for planning, promoting and providing clinical information services in the OHSU Library and affiliated clinics, with particular responsibilities as liaison to clinical departments and their faculty, staff, residents and students.

This position is funded for 12 months, with possible renewal up to an additional two years depending on grant funding.

Required Qualifications:
Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (library and information science or related area); 1-2 years of experience in a health sciences or research environment or conducting systematic reviews; demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology; expert literature searching experience, especially using databases such as Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase and grey literature sources; proficiency using EndNote or similar bibliographic management software; strong customer service orientation with excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills; self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:
3 years of experience in a health sciences or research environment or conducting systematic reviews; degree in health policy or related area (e.g., MPH or similar); training and demonstrated experience in appraising medical literature; familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards; experience providing instruction to individuals or groups in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge of social science and health policy databases; familiarity with scholarly publishing, including peer review of scientific publications and technology innovations for dissemination; demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.

The Institutions:

Oregon Health & Science University
OHSU is the state's only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. With over $340 million in annual funded research, OHSU has just launched the Knight Cancer Challenge, a $1 billion campaign. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. The OHSU Library staff provides services in support of teaching, research, and patient care.

VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program
The VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) was established in 2007 to make high quality evidence analysis available to clinicians, managers and policymakers as they work to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans. The program is comprised of four ESP Centers and a Coordinating Center, located in Portland, Oregon. The ESP Coordinating Center is charged with developing and maintaining program processes, including working with partners to determine the feasibility of proposed reviews and producing rapid response briefs at the request of VA leadership. The ESP produces evidence syntheses on important clinical practice topics, and these reports help:

  • Develop clinical policies informed by evidence,
  • The implementation of effective services to improve patient outcomes and to support VA clinical practice guidelines and performance measures, and
  • Set the direction for future research to address gaps in clinical knowledge.

Review topics often focus on the health delivery system and address the broader social issues among Veterans. Because of the emphasis on collaboration between VA stakeholders and the evidence review team, ESP work products can have a strong impact on national policy. http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/

Rank and Salary: This is a temporary faculty position with a 12 month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000. This position is funded for 12 months, with possible renewal up to an additional two years depending on grant funding.

Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC45414. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until Dec 1, 2014.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148. .