By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation’s diverse communities thrive.
In this role, you will support the teaching, learning, and research endeavors of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. You will oversee the daily operations and administration of the School of Medicine Library to provide high quality, cost effective information services to faculty, staff, and students. You will also lead collection management, procure appropriate electronic and print resources, and conduct ongoing usage evaluation to ensure the most effective resource allocation. Other duties include conducting manual and on-line data searches using electronic information sources to acquire and disseminate information to end-users and participating in the research and scholarship efforts of the School. In addition, you will need to be an energetic self-starter who can integrate library services, evidence-based practice, technology, and assessment into the curriculum of the School of Medicine. Faculty appointment may be considered with appropriate experience and credentials.
A master’s degree in library science (MLS) or a master’s degree in library information studies (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution
At least three years of academic health sciences library experience, preferably working with medical students
The ability to plan, implement, and monitor new programs and services; experience in developing library policies and procedures
User-centered service orientation
Experience with online instructional design or teaching in the health sciences
Desire to explore andragogy and learning theories that can enrich teaching practices
Proficiency in the use of technology for the delivery of library services and training
Knowledge of critical analysis and evidence-based practice
Experience providing library outreach services
Exemplary written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally
An organized self-starter, with strong investigative, time and task management skills, and the ability to juggle competing priorities, multiple projects, and team members’ needs
Superior business acumen, uses industry knowledge and data to understand and improve business results
Travel may be required
Preferred Qualifications include:
Certification in Medical Librarianship by the Medical Library Association preferred
Experience with data collection, analysis, and metrics reporting
Membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
Awareness of emerging library technology and trends
Additional advanced degree
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 777083.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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