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Poison Information Specialist I - TDH Poison Center (Galveston) - 6992

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

Min QualificationsClinical Degree with RN, PharmD, NP, PA, or MD/DO that are registered and in good standing. No experience required Certification: Must have or maintain a current AAPCC - Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI); OR, must obtain within five years of hire/placement into role and maintain thereafter.JOB DESCRIPTION:Serves as an information resource to provide health professionals and the public with information on poisonous substances including assessing emergency situations (triage), referring individuals to appropriate treatment sources, and documenting all interactions. Also conducts educational and research projects to ensure the poison center operations meets regulatory requirements and the needs of users. Department Marketing StatementThe Poison Center is one of a network of six regional centers. Our Poison Specialists respond to calls through the Poison Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They answer questions about drugs, chemicals, natural poisons, environmental toxins and public health matters.Salary RangeThe salary range for this position is $62,231/yr - $99,569/yr commensurate with experience.The pay band for this position is PC22Specific Job Related Duties

  • Documents all communications with health professionals or the public concerning the potentially poisoned patient in order to fully document poison occurrences.
  • Collects and documents poison information according to SETPC procedures/guidelines, standards of practice, and in compliance with the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) standards.
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with legal responsibilities of patient information (i.e.: privacy, confidentiality, and record integrity).
  • Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in poison information by attending seminars and workshops, reading professional journals and/or maintaining licensure/registration with Texas State Board for profession. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  • Assists in interviewing/orientation of new employees to assure quality and competence.
  • Assists in compilation of necessary statistics regarding progress and goals.
  • Participates in call monitoring and performance improvement initiatives on a monthly basis to ensure the poison center is operating efficiently and effectively. This includes participation on TPCN committees.
  • Seeks and utilizes direction from more experienced staff and team members as needed.
  • Assists in poison center research and education efforts.
  • Assists in the development and collates necessary quality assurance efforts in all aspects of poison center services and reports quality assurance activities to the Director.
  • Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.Closing Statement#allied #pharmEqual Employment OpportunityUTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Req id: 69925

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