Librarian — Good Samaritan Hospital

The Librarian is responsible for providing appropriate information and referral services to the professional, technical, educational, administrative and research needs of all medical and hospital staff.

This position plans, develops, organizes, and executes all daily operations and services of the Medical Library. In addition, the Medical Staff Librarian performs managerial and administrative activities to support daily activities of the hospital.

Job Title: Librarian

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Clerical/Administrative Support

Department: Medical Library

Position: Full Time

Hours: 8 - 4pm

Shift: Days

Req #: 5533

Posted Date: Feb 24, 2023



One year of Medical Library experience preferred with appropriate computer skills, inclusive of database (DBS) searching.


Master’s degree in Library Science required.


If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

  • Performs database searches on request.
  • Counsels’ independent searchers on search strategies and terminology.
  • Obtains requested articles, books, book chapters for patrons and delivers documents as requested in formats indicated (PDF file, physical document, etc.).
  • Alerts participating users to newly published research in their respective fields/professions or specific topics of interest.
  • Processes and makes readily available all print journals, books, and audio digest CDs.
  • Maintains electronic resources on web gateway pages.
  • Monitors usage of electronic/print resources.
  • Answers all reference questions.
  • Proctors exams for various staff.
  • Prepares annual budget and completes all processes and tasks related to it.
  • Participates in various committees and community programs.
  • Follows trends in librarianship, library management, library applications and technology.
  • Researches support for TJC, DOH and other surveys.
  • Trouble-shoots and maintains in-library computers.
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventory levels.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About Us:

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area’s leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children’s Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.

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