Essential Functions: Job Purpose:The Specialist in Poison Information provides online and telephone consultation, evaluates possible poisoning, and recommends poison treatment information to the public, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Serves as a knowledge resource to the public and healthcare professionals. Reports to the Director, Poison Control Center. Essential Functions:Respond to toxicological online and phone emergencies. Evaluate toxic hazards and initiate appropriate triage, management and referrals to appropriate resources. Document consultations. Provide toxicological information, resources and assistance to the public, health professionals, and civil authorities in the event of a chemical or environmental disaster. Provide healthcare professionals and the general public with information and guidance on toxidrome recognition, diagnostic tools, prognosis and medical management of the poisoned patient. Participate in ongoing management of toxicological problems by evaluating laboratory and clinical data through follow-up calls to patients or health care facilities and providing additional management advice, as appropriate. Provide oversight and guidance to Poison Information Providers.Participate in ongoing accredited training in toxicology. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, (Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred), ACPE accredited school pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy preferred) or medical school required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:General knowledge of toxicology.Effective verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with healthcare professionals, general public and patients under stressful conditions. Interpersonal skills and tact to work with a variety of hospital personnel, patients, families and medical staff.Analytical and clinical skills necessary to gather and interpret data from several sources in a timely accurate manner.Must be able to work with and use both computers and a TDY telephone on a frequent basis.
Internal Number: 76_208091
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