Provides library services to meet the informational, educational and research related needs of the clinic, the general public and other libraries. Provides for the overall administration of the library including: formulation of departmental policies and procedures, provision of reference services (databases searching and bibliographic verifications), interlibrary loan processing and document delivery. Creates annual Library budget in conjunction with upper management.Responsibilities:
- Handles the overall administration of the library.
- Establishes quality improvement, fiscal productivity and patient satisfaction goals and objects in conjunction with upper management.
- Meets established goals and objectives in the areas of: Performance Improvement, Fiscal, Productivity and Patient Satisfaction.
- Organizes the functions of the department through the appropriate assignment of responsibilities, delegation of authority, and overall direction of work-flow processes.
- Communicates with administration, medical staff, employees and other departments to coordinate efforts, meet special needs and address problems or concerns.
- Concurrently monitors resource utilization, including payroll, supplies and expenses and makes corrective actions as needed.
- Ensures department compliance to JCAHO and/or all applicable governmental agencies.
- Monitors and assists with the collection, documentation and reporting of performance assessment and improvement data.
- Reviews all department policies and procedures at least annually and revises as needed.
- Creates ad-hoc reports for the department as assigned.
- Coordinates presentation set ups, staff approvals, and practice of accepted abstracts.
- Evaluates existing systems and processes, initiates changes and improvements, and makes suggestions to upper management.
- Prepares and submits capital expenditure requests and annual budget to upper management.
- Administers and manages the library.
Certifications: Complexity of Work:
- Graduate degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
- Ability to work without direct supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Organizational ability to maintain orderly systems and effectively prioritize one's workload.
- All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
- Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
- Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
- Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
- Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
- Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
- This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.
- Minimum one year varied experience in medical or corporate library.
- Familiarity with JCAHO's published standards.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Essential Duties: Provides library services to meet the informational, educational and research related needs of the clinic, the general public and other libraries.
- The librarian is responsible for the overall administration of the library, including: formulation of departmental policies and procedures, provisions of reference services (databases searching and bibliographic verifications), interlibrary loan processing and document delivery.
- Physical Duties: Physical demands for this position include the ability to sit, stand, and use manual dexterity on a frequent basis; have clear vision, and have the ability to talk with clarity on a continual basis.
- Frequent bending, pushing, pulling, and reaching are also required on a daily basis.
- Working Conditions: The work environment is stable with moderate noise level and moderate disruption.
- The exposure to risk and hazardous materials is virtually non-existent.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
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