Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's degree in library information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience. The successful candidate will be self-directed and demonstrate a commitment to providing exemplary customer service to health care providers, clinicians, patients, and families. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to interdisciplinary team-building and collaborative partnerships required. The individual must have knowledge of outreach education services and events programming. Academic health sciences library or clinical experience and knowledge of evidence-based practices and health information resources, and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) preferred.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Clinical Outreach Librarian will be responsible for collaborating with hospital and community stakeholders to develop and maintain services that engage patients and families during their time at Upstate and enhance the health literacy of the community through health fairs and tailored programing, provide access to library resources, and ensure a strong standard of service. The successful candidate will supervise the Family Resource Center at Upstate's Cancer Center. Reporting to the Clinical Outreach Coordinator, the Clinical Outreach Librarian will deliver customized group instruction and individual consultations, provide expert searching services, support evidence-based practice, and provide outreach services to the staff, patients, and families of University Hospital using a thoughtful, proactive, and user-oriented approach. The librarian will also maintain and further develop liaison relationships with health care providers across the Upstate Health Care System by facilitating effective use of library resources and services.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.