Resource Center Library Assistant (Volunteer)

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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Magee Resource Center

Department: Medical Library/Patient Learning Resource Center
Title: Medical Library Volunteer Specialist
Supervisor: Patient Resource Center Manager

Objective: To assist the Patient Resource Center Manager with a variety of tasks including promoting access to the library, computers, adaptive equipment, health information in addition to instructing patrons on the borrowing procedures, communicating with local libraries and other health related organizations, completing library reports and relevant paperwork.
Days/Hours: Flexible weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays.
Duties & Responsibilities: Supervise the library desk in the absence of staff, assist patrons with locating specific information, possess knowledge of the newest books to recommend to patrons based on reviews from publishers and library networks, stay up-to-date with current literature and other available resources to lend advice on library purchases, assist in library activities (book clubs and patient reading programs) and special events, possess basic computer knowledge, assist patrons with accessing the computer and using adaptive devices, check in and check out books, DVDs, CDs and audio materials. Possess ability to conduct research for medical and lay professionals. Catalog electronically and shelf books, open new account, close old accounts, run overdue notices, respond to inquiries, answer phones properly and perform other tasks as needed.
Qualifications: Volunteer must be computer and health information literate, familiar with library practices, reliable, able to follow instructions, have basic administrative and math skills and possess excellent customer service skills.
Training: Volunteer will be oriented and trained on library operations and the policies and procedures to be followed.
All volunteers are required to complete an application and undergo a criminal background check and child clearance. Also, volunteers need to complete medical clearances (PPD and Flu vaccination). Resource center is open from 9:30 am - 7:00 pm.

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About Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Location:

1513 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Magee Rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services.

Description

About Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is nationally recognized for its outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, and orthopedic injuries.

Magee has been rated as one of America's leading rehabilitation hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), Magee was the first facility in the nation to be CARF-accredited in brain injury rehabilitation.

Magee, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley. One of only 14 such centers in the country.

Inpatient services are delivered at Magee's main campus located at Sixteenth & Race Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Outpatient programs are delivered through Magee's outpatient network, including the Magee Riverfront outpatient center at 1500 South Columbus Boulevard, Magee at Watermark in Center City, and Magee at Oxford Valley.

For more information, please call the Magee Volunteer Department at 215-587-3140 or volunteer@mageerehab.org.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1513 Race StMagee Resource CenterPhiladelphia, PA 19102

(39.95677,-75.16544)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Library Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training

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