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    As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a ?Great College to Work For? for five consecutive years. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. Library has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Professions Coordinator BASIC FUNCTIONS The University of Washington Health Sciences Library seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Health Professions Coordinator in the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR). The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals? access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The incumbent will be part of a collaborative outreach team delivering training and educational programming, in addition to supporting other services of the NNLM PNR, to promote access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources and data in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. As a core position in the RML, the Health Professions Coordinator develops educational programming about timely healthcare and health information topics, and gives trainings and presentations featuring resources produced by the National Library of Medicine for health professionals, medical librarians, and state or regional professional associations. This position will also be expected to participate in assessing needs and developing programs for community college libraries and librarians at minority serving institutions with programs in the health sciences, emergency management, and environmental health. The RML is funded by a cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and works closely with the other seven regions of the NNLM, five National Coordinating Offices and the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO) headquartered at the NLM. This is a grant funded position with continuation subject to annual renewal. RESPONSIBILITIES Planning, development and implementation:
  • Develops and conducts in person and online workshops and training sessions with a special emphasis on increasing access to biomedical and health information and data by promoting NLM and NIH resources to nurses, pharmacists, dentists, allied and other health professionals; works collaboratively with the National Training Office and other NNLM regions to share information and to mitigate duplication of effort.
  • Provides support, advocacy, and consultation for hospital librarians and for academic librarians at community colleges and minority serving institutions to increase awareness about health topics and healthcare innovation and to build skills that promote access to biomedical and health information and data.
  • Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PNR health professions target populations; attends state and regional health science librarian meetings to provide NLM resource updates.
  • In collaboration with other RMLs in the NNLM, plan and conduct initiatives to reach health professionals and hospital librarians that include scalable and replicable educational programs focusing on important healthcare or health information trends and issues.

    Communications and reporting:
  • Contributes articles to the PNR blog and maintains/updates sections of the PNR website.
  • Serves as an NNLM PNR liaison to the NEO Evaluation Working Group; provides consultation on effective evaluation reporting techniques for outreach awards to healthcare organizations and community college Network members.
  • Participates in the governance of the PNR?s UG4 cooperative agreement, by leading the emergency preparedness working group, a sub-committee of the Executive Advisory Committee of NNLM PNR.
  • Reports annually to NLM using performance measures defined by the National Network Steering Committee of the NNLM, and reporting objectives accomplished during the reporting period; develop and submit outreach objectives for the coming year.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in outreach to hospital librarians, health sciences professionals, and program assessment and evaluation, by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively.

  • Masters degree in Library Science, Public Health, Education or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility to develop, manage and implement collaborative educational initiatives, health information programming or health sciences education programs
  • 2-3 years of experience in developing classes and teaching workshops and/or seminars
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Program evaluation experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to articulate and convey relevant and clear information about timely healthcare topics and resources through writing and public speaking
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications for online education
  • Must be able to travel efficiently and effectively to alternate worksites throughout on a daily basis as needed.

  • Experience working in health sciences or medical library
  • Experience in designing and providing interactive educational classes
  • Experience with Drupal and WordPress
  • Experience in data analysis and data visualization

  • There are periodic needs to work outside regular business hours for travel for regional and national meetings, and to meet external NIH deadlines for reporting.