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Specialist in Poison Information-Atrium Health NC Poison Control-FT Evenings

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 15233
Job Family: Nursing
Specialty: Critical Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 55541005040407-Poison Center
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd


Job Summary

FT 3p-11p

Non-bedside health care professional who provides poison information to consumers and health care providers. Assumes responsibility for obtaining the history of exposure, assessing the severity of toxicity through judgment and interpretation of toxicology.

Essential Functions

  • Utilizes clinical and communication skills to obtain a history of the exposure, including all aspects of patient condition, substance(s) involved, circumstances, etc., in a timely manner consistent with the severity of the exposure.
  • Provides poison information and treatment recommendations to the public for patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
  • Assists healthcare providers in the management of patients by providing treatment recommendations based on evidence-based research.
  • Utilizes information resources appropriately to accurately assess each exposure case. This includes use of computerized databases, textbooks, primary medical literature, consultants, and previous knowledge and experience.
  • Formulates an appropriate plan of care (patient disposition) by interpreting and integrating available information.
  • Implements the plan of care based on established guidelines, case specifics, patient care priorities, health care facility resources, and professional judgment in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of assessment and recommendations documented on the case record to follow up on patients when needed.
  • Provides non-toxicological drug and medical information to callers within the scope of education and experience as time permits.
  • Provides initial crisis intervention to callers with other medical or drug problems, or suicidal intentions, with referral to appropriate community agencies.
  • Refers non-medical callers to appropriate agencies in a professional and friendly manner. 

Physical Requirements

Work location is split between home and the Poison Center after initial training is complete. Remote work equipment is supplied by the center. Majority of time is sitting, with frequent telephone use and exposure to computer monitor. Must be able to operate telephone, computer and recording device equipment. Each teammate has the responsibility to work in a safe environment.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, ACPE accredited pharmacy school, or medical school required. Registered nurse, registered pharmacist, physician’s assistant or physician (MD or DO) required. Two years clinical experience preferred; North Carolina license to practice required. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from AHA required. Must obtain certification as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information through the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) within three examination periods and maintain certification as required by the AAPCC and North Carolina Poison Control. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and keyboard skills preferred.