Poison Information Specialist I - TDH Poison Center (Galveston) - 6992
Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Posted on: March 19, 2020
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
- 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)
- Assists in maintaining compliance with legal responsibilities
of patient information (i.e.: privacy, confidentiality, and record
- 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
Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Poison Information Specialist I - TDH Poison Center (Galveston) - 6992, Other , Galveston, Texas
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