Clinical Librarian - 2 days per week

Library Assistant - United Kingdom

Ref: 457Friday 19 May 2023

2 days per week

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Clinical Librarian – 2 days per week, remote (England) - short term contract likely to be extended

Rare part-time role that can be done remotely anywhere in England for this NHS Trust. Innovative and friendly team delivering a highly valued service to medical staff.


  • Promote and market the clinical librarian services across the Trust to ensure staff, and students on placement, are aware of the evidence-based resources and services available.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and local networks, encouraging collaboration and sharing across boundaries and across sectors (e.g. primary care, secondary care, social care and higher education).
  • Exchange complex information with all levels of staff and students. This includes delivering critically appraised summaries of research evidence.
  • Communicate with the library team, to update and train them on developments and best practice within the Clinical Librarian Service, for their professional development.
  • Provide an enquiry service to answer complex, multi-faceted questions using clinical databases, electronic information sources and websites.
  • Retrieve and appraise research evidence to support clinical library services, policies and procedures.
  • Retrieve and appraise quality evidence and guidelines to underpin Trust(s) Policies and Guidelines.
  • Provide research, best evidence to support clinical governance, services and developments in the care of patients.
  • Provide an enquiry service for Hospital staff and students, with particular emphasis on supporting evidence-based practice, research and clinical governance
  • Retain a digest of queries and answers to clinical questions to facilitate the sharing of good practice.
  • Implement and lead projects to achieve specified results.
  • Utilise ICT and new technologies and resources to support service delivery at the point of need.


  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in Librarianship or Information Science
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong information retrieval skills
  • A minimum of three years previous experience of working in a Library
  • Experience with online databases and information systems
  • Experience of dealing with enquiries from users at a different variety of levels
  • Knowledge of e-learning and the electronic delivery of information
  • Knowledge of and technical competence with Library Management Systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and build effective working relationships with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Willing to adapt to the changing needs of the service
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