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Medical Librarian, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, part of the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) has an opening for a Medical Librarian.  

Job Title: Librarian (Medical)
Department: Department of Defense
Job Announcement Number:NCJT13308063937731DR
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013



You will facilitate warrior care through the support of evidence-based practice and research, assisting the health care provider group, covering the library reference desk, researching and resolving in depth reference questions. You will serve as a clinical researcher for emergent clinical knowledge databases to obtain knowledge-based information in the resolution of controversies in diagnosis and treatment. You will clarify difficult medical points, and elucidates rare medical conditions. You will instruct physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in the search for and searchtechniques through the MEDLINE, UpToDate, and MD Consult databases. You will provide specific case-related medical literature that contributes to quality direct patient care (by providing information for inpatient, or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research), as well as quality resident education. You will participate as a member of knowledge based inter-professional hospital wide committees as assigned; i.e. Research, Patient Safety Committees, Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Pastoral Education Committee for example; provides quality filtered knowledge based information pertinent to their needs. You will participate in faculty seminars and academic meetings to provide evidence based literature and enhance staff and graduate medical education as well as awareness of library services. You will communicate regularly with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc) to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant information resources to resolve clinical information/knowledge needs. You will participate in bedside clinical rounds to provide real time best content to guide clinical decision making. You will instruct health care providers on the search of databases remotely or via the command intranet. You will collaborate and coordinate with librarians both internal and externally to the organization (state or national level) to development, identification, implementation, and improvement of information or knowledge based systems, and services pertinent to the organization’s needs. You will ensure efficient operation of clinical medical library services and jointly develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services.


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