Poison Information Specialist-PRN- UF Health Shands Hospital
Job Opening Summary Answer telephone calls relating to known or suspected poisonings and then advise on treatment and /or triage of patient to appropriate level of care. Participate in data collection/reporting efforts and research efforts. Acts as a mentor for training of staff and health care professional rotators. Provides shift and quality improvement supervision of center.
Job Opening Qualifications Age of Patients Served: All Age Groups. Required Education: Associate's Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine or Physician's Assistant. Necessary Skills: 1. Must be familiar with advanced aspects of pharmacology, toxicology, and clinical patient management as well as pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic properties of medications. 2. Possess good organizational skills 3. Familiar with computer data entry and retrieval. 4. Must be able to assess severity of exposures and placate victims and families. 5. Must be able to assess, prioritize, triage and communicate effectively with general public and health care professionals. 6. Must possess teaching skills necessary to train students and residents and new staff. 7. Must possess shift supervisory skills. Required Licensure/Certifications: Must be an AAPCC Certified Specialist in Poison Information, a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) or be ABAT eligible. Required Experience: 1-2 years of Poison experience. Supervision: Supervisory responsibility of 2-4 employees.