Manager, KM & Library Services

Website Saskatchewan Health Authority Library

Clinical Librarian — Saskatoon 18 month Term Full-time Position

The Saskatchewan Health Authority Library, Saskatoon location, invites applications for an 18 month full-time Clinical Librarian position from individuals who are looking to work in an exciting and progressive organization.  The Clinical Librarian is a member of a dynamic and award winning team providing provincial library services across a developing provincial Health Authority.

The SHA library provides access to approximately 300 electronic textbooks, 20,000 plus full-text journals and a core suite of electronic databases.  The main library is considered a virtual library delivered through the library’s website, with staffed physical locations in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.  There are two locations in Saskatoon:  Saskatoon City Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital.

Summary:

Clinical Librarians support evidence-based practice in patient care, health education and clinical research by delivering a wide range of professional health information services.  Librarians are responsible for conducting expert evidence searching, providing in-depth reference services, teaching, promotion and subject analysis.  In addition, Librarians actively engage in cultivating relationships with SHA clinicians, review and assess collection needs, and collaborate on innovative initiatives that support the organization, administration and strategic operations of the Library and the Health Authority. As an 18 month maternity leave placement, an adjustment of responsibilities may apply.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Registration with the Canadian Health Libraries Association
  • Registration with the Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association

Requirements:

·    18 months previous experience in a health sciences library
·    Ability to identify, investigate and understand the information needs and information behaviour of clientele.
·        Proficiency in the assessment and evaluation of various information technology tools and resources including Internet resources and bibliographic databases.

·        Designing and delivering effective teaching and instruction sessions on using various resources from the library, both in-person and virtual

·        Proficiency and familiarity with the content, structure, search techniques of information resources including bibliographic databases and the Internet.

·    Experience in performing in-depth, strategic research and reference services and the subsequent synthesis, analysis, editing and filtering of information to meet clients’ needs.
·    Ability to analyze the content of documents/information, provide appropriate indexing terms, and structure access for ease of use
·    Knowledge of information literacy theory and techniques and the ability to deliver engaging teaching sessions.
·    Ability to multitask and effectively manage changing work volumes, competing projects and competing deadlines.
·    Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
·    Excellent customer service skills, including superior tact and diplomacy.
·    Superior interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills with Health Authority clients.
·    Accuracy and attention to detail.
·    Ability to work independently in a self-directed environment and collaboratively as a contributing member of a dynamic team.
·    Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and improvement of professional knowledge and skills.
·    Proficiency with MS Office (Excel).
·    Experience using video creation software is an asset.
·    Basic medical terminology.
·    Valid Driver’s license.
·    Travel within the Health Authority required.

Closing date: April 9, 2024

To apply for this job email your details to susan.baer@saskhealthauthority.ca.