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Health Information Specialist, Women's Health Matters


The women's consumer health information websites of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre--http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca and http://www.femmesensante.ca--are expanding. We are currently seeking a Health Information Specialist. This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated team of women's health experts to increase access to reliable women's health information. The Health Information Specialist will build and sustain a women's health resource collection for the project.



We are also looking for a Communications Specialist and a Project Coordinator (both positions listed in OHPE 355.0).
Bilingual preferred

Contract position: May 1st, 2004 to March 31, 2005

Possibility of renewal for two years until March 31, 2007

Full-time position



The Health Information Specialist

* Develops a Collection Development Policy and Quality Assurance Process

* Works with collection contributors to identify new resources for collection and to manage and sustain the women's health collection

* Facilitates and coordinates a process for the review of existing women's health content

* Reviews records to ensure currency, accuracy and consistency with Collection Development Policy and Quality Assurance Process

* Catalogues, describes and enters new resources into the project content management system

* Develops and implements outreach strategies for collecting new resources

* Develops and implements strategy for evaluating the collection



Knowledge and Experience Required

* Knowledge of women's health issues and resources

* Familiarity with cataloguing and classification of health topics

* Experience selecting and evaluating health information resources

* Experience searching knowledge-based databases

* Experience writing abstracts or summaries

* Computer literacy - Microsoft Office suite

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Experience using the Internet for knowledge based information retrieval

* Ability to independently plan, execute and organize the work of maintaining the collection

* Sound judgement and ability to work as part of a team

* Bilingual (English/French) an asset



Educational Experience



* Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited program

* At least three years experience with two years in the health field, one year working in a web environment



Salary range: $50,000 per annum



Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre is an academic centre of excellence that in partnership with its communities and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, ensures a full range of high quality, values-based, patient-centred services and is a leader in women's health.



Please submit resumes to



Women's Health Matters project positions

Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

#908-790 Bay Street

Toronto, ON M5G 1N8

or by email to julie.moore@sw.ca



Deadline for submissions: April 12, 2004