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Health Professions Coordinator - Fort Worth

Company: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Department OverviewThe Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NNLM SCR) operates under a cooperative agreement (UG4) with the National Library of Medicine to provide outreach and educational services throughout the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information and training.To accomplish this mission, staff members develop and promote a wide assortment of free classes. Numerous outreach subcontracts are awarded to network member libraries and community based organizations to provide training to health professionals and consumers. Funding is provided to network members for computer equipment, Internet access, and training.The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Position DetailsThe Lewis Library Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Health Professions Coordinator to join our team. The Health Professions Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NNLM SCR) coordinates and promotes outreach programs and services for health professionals with an emphasis on non-physician and allied health practitioners within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.The Health Professions Coordinator will serve as a liaison to regional partners in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Job duties include course development, classroom instruction, and virtual instruction. Courses will be developed for both librarian and health professional continuing education credit. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:Targeted Outreach* Serves as NNLM SCR liaison to health professionals.* Develops outreach programs and services for health professionals with an emphasis on non-physician and allied health professionals.* Uses a variety of strategies to identify underserved health professionals with an emphasis on non-physician and allied health professionals and training programs.* Develops programs to promote PubMed and other NLM databases.* Develops courses for health professional continuing education credit.* Processes CNE and other health professional organization continuing education paperwork.* Collaborates with the UNTHSC Safer Care Texas Institute to offer Patient Safety Educational webinars with a national reach.NNLM SCR Program Administrative Support* Serves as the NNLM SCR Network Membership Coordinator to guide membership solicitation, retention and align processes with national protocols.* Assists in the event planning, such as the Annual Outreach Librarians Training Session.Regional Outreach* Promotes NLM, NNLM and SCR services, initiatives and programs throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.* Conducts outreach to existing Network Members and potential network members within the SCR.* Identifies and solicits new members to join the NNLM to assist in growing the network membership.* Conducts site visits to existing and potential network member institutions within Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma to increase awareness of NLM, NNLM and SCR programs, services and funding opportunities.* Develops and staffs NLM exhibit booths at regional meetings.* Reports national outreach efforts via NNLM and SCR reporting databases and systems.Education* Develops and offers education in locating and utilizing authoritative health information resources.* Develops and offers curricula via webinars and in-person classroom settings.* Travels to existing and potential network member institutions within Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma to provide training in access to authoritative health information.* Presents NNLM instructional sessions at regional, state and local annual professional meetings.* Serves as a course instructor for select national NNLM courses.* Solicits expert speakers to serve as 'SCR CONNECTions' guest speakers.* Serves as a member and participates in the NNLM Education Committee meetings.* Reports educational efforts via NNLM and SCR reporting databases and systems.Funding Support* Assists in the development of funding mechanisms that may be offered to network members in the NNLM SCR.* Serves as a reviewer of funding mechanisms submitted to the SCR.* Promotes funding opportunities to the NNLM SCR membership.National Program Support* Supports the NNLM by representing NNLM SCR on national committees.* Stays abreast of NNLM and NLM initiatives and priorities.* Other duties as assigned.Required QualificationsThe successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Skills* Presentation and course development skills.* Working knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus and other NLM databases.* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.* Ability to work in a team environment.* Excellent written and oral communication skills.* Other duties as assigned.Preferred QualificationsThe preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:* Experience defining and measuring learning outcomes.* Experience instructing clinicians in the use of decision support tools.* Experience serving as a liaison to a clinical department.* Knowledge of health profession's accreditation standards.* Knowledge of evidence based practice within the health professions.* Experience promoting library services and programs.Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.Pay RateCommensurate with ExperiencePay BasisMonthlyJob TypeFull-TimeWork ScheduleM-F with some weekendsApplication Types AcceptedMain FormOccupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?NoOccupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?NoOccupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?NoSecurity Sensitive?YesRequire a valid Texas Driver's License?YesRequire a certification?No

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