Job Description

Job Title: Poison Specialty Nurse
Job ID: 683860
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Poison Center
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Do you have a passion for caring for patients who have poison-related health care questions? UPMC Presbyterian is currently hiring a Poison Specialty nurse to join the Poison center department. If this sounds like something that would interest you, please find the responsibilities below:

Responds to and answers poison information questions for health care providers and proxy treatment of children, adults and animals suffering poisonous and potentially poisonous substances. Interacts with health care professionals, patients, families, government officials (local, regional, state and federal), and business and industry clients.

Responsibilities:
  • Document activities through required documentation systems, departmental reports and quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Function effectively in emergency and often life-threatening situations.
  • Interact with poisoned victims or other concerned individuals during periods of acute duress, calm the caller and elicit accurate information concerning the emergent situation.
  • Provide and documents recommendations that positively affect patient outcome.
  • Provide evidence-based general and patient-specific poison information in a continuous manner taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.
  • Receive telephone calls from or concerning poisoned persons. Request and record pertinent data, analyzes toxicity problems, determines type and severity of exposure.
  • Serve as a resource to and interact routinely with patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, business and industry clients, other resource agencies, and other poison and drug information personnel.
  • Support poison center-related research. Maintain expertise in area(s) of practice through continual learning experience.
  • When answering poison information questions, recommends corrective measures, and initiates treatment actions as needed. Refer poisoned victims to health care facilities when appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse 
  • Minimum of 2 years of RN experience required.  
  • ED, ICU, OR or proven exposure to toxicology events required 
  • Previous poison center experienced preferred 
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CSPI certification from the AAPCC preferred must obtain within 2 years of starting the role.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.60 to $39.11

Union Position: No

Apply Current Employee?

UPMC VALUES

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


WORKING HERE



Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.


UPMC Ranked #17 Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers in 2018

Share:
Talent Network