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Job summary

Main area
Library and Knowledge Service
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Cross-site working at QHB)
Job ref
320-TWS-1659
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£35,392 - £42,618 None
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/06/2024 23:59
Interview date
09/07/2024

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Clinical Librarian

Band 6

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We are looking to appoint a full-time Clinical Librarian to be based at the Royal Derby Hospital site, based within the Library and Knowledge Service.  The Library and Knowledge Service delivers a high-quality user focussed service, which supports patient care, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, clinical governance, education, and research.  

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual with effective communication skills both written and verbal, with a positive and persuasive approach to engaging with a range of stakeholders.  You will be someone who is able to establish constructive relationships at all levels, in order to facilitate access to high quality information to support education, training and development. 

 

Main duties of the job

  • To  work as a member of a small team of Clinical Librarians to provide highly specific, patient centred, evaluated information at the time and place of need
  • To  undertake complex and in-depth literature searches, being able to evaluate and the judge the quality of the evidence found, and to provide that information in digest and easy to use format for clinical and non-clinical staff to be able to use effectively
  • To  maintain an awareness of developments in health care informatics. 
  • To ensure that the service offered is current and responsive to the rapidly changing needs of the healthcare community and give support to the Library in all areas as required by the Head of Library and Knowledge Service.

Closing date of applications: 25 June 2024
Interview date: 9 July 2024

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:

  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England – an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day – 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

Education, Training and Qualifications, CPD requirements

Essential criteria
  • Graduate or postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information science

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working in a library or information unit
  • Specialist knowledge of the principals involved in evidence based healthcare, clinical governance, and research
  • Information search and retrieval experience

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria
  • Able to work autonomously without direct supervision
  • Effective judgement and decision-making skills
  • Effective problem solving techniques

Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Able to build effective networks with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Manages people’s expectations and adapts communication accordingly

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces CovenantNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality Mark 2024

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Beth Rawson
Job title
Deputy Library and Knowledge Service Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01332 789235
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