|Location: Research Center
Work Schedule: Days
Work Type: FULL TIME, Exempt
Job Id 17803
Plans, develops, manages and implements patient and community health information resources within the Community Health Resource Library. Works collaboratively in the design, implementation and coordination of services that will assist in enhancing life-style choices and skills.
Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, Health Sciences Libraries
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Oversees operations of the health information program; develops methods for keeping statistics and for analyzing activity. Assures efficiency of operations.
*2. Establishes procedures for various program functions.
*3. Performs literature searches for patrons; conducts research reference interviews and follow-up conferences to refine search results and ensure accuracy. Maintains statistical records on reference activities.
*4. Selects printed materials, video and electronic resources; analyzes current strengths and weaknesses; obtains input from professionals in primary care and specialty areas.
*5. Develops, markets, and implements orientation and user education programs.
*6. Develops, markets, and implements in-service training programs regarding the CHRL and HSL for Geisinger staff.
*7. Collaborates with Public Affairs, and varied clinical departments to promote visibility of patient and community health education efforts.
8. Investigates, seeks and applies for funding from granting agencies.
*9. Supervises library flex staff and volunteers assistants; trains them to handle simple reference questions and to support the activities of the CHRL.
10. Performs other duties as required for assigned by emergency or other operational reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
*Denotes essential job duties.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
*Demonstrated good organizational skills and effective communication skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
*Master’s degree in library sciences (MLS) including courses in the health sciences, use of databases, supervision and management required.
*Master’s degree in public health or related field including courses in health education program planning, needs assessment and evaluation required.
*Certification by the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
*Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated healthcare organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator and ProvenCare. As a large rural healthcare organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 19,500 employees, including a more than 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, seven hospital campuses, two research centers and a 448,000-member health plan which services Pennsylvania and areas of other states with its insurance products. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
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