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Band 6 Clinical Liaison Librarian MAT leave cover

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Job summary

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust has a MAT Leave cover fixed term vacancy for a qualified professional Librarian, with Health library literacy searching skills and training. This is for more than one post, and would be ideal for someone looking to work flexibly.

Good Hope and Heartlands Hospitals are based in Birmingham and provide a range of outpatient, inpatient and emergency services to its local community. Both Good Hope and Heartlands Hospital Library are located within the Education Centre. But the candidate could work at another site or from home.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to provide Clinical Liaison library support to clinical staff. They will have a high level of interpersonal skills, time management and literature/researching experience. Knowledge of health care and terminology will be useful. You will work with a team of Clinical Liaison librarians, who work at the other main hospital sites in the Trust.

You will also have experience in delivering training online for group and one to one. Have worked on developing e-learning and supporting selecting online health libraries content.

You will be qualified librarian with or working towards your Chartership, with experience or knowledge of NHS Health libraries. Support is provided to enable progression with CILIP Chartership. Previous library experience is essential. Competence in MS OFFICE is also needed.

The new post-holder will have the opportunity to network with other local library colleagues within the Trust as well as the 20 libraries within the BASE patch [covering Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country]. They will also be collaboration with the new Midlands wide HeLM consortium.

Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Richard Parker, Knowledge Manager on 0121 424 9824

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Educated to degree level
  • *Degree or postgraduate diploma in Library and Information Science



  • *At least two years' experience of literature searching in the health sector
  • *Advanced literature search skills
  • *Well-developed IT skills
  • *Expert knowledge of medical databases
  • *Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • *Knowledge of NHS electronic resources
  • *Knowledge of copyright and data protection legislation
  • *High level of interpersonal & communication skills
  • *Presentation skills
  • *Experience of searching specialist databases

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