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Poison Specialty Nurse

Description

Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Presbyterian as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

UPMC Presbyterian's Poison Center is one of the leading Poison Centers that requested for poison information from the general public and medical professionals. Our team of nurses takes part in the day-to-day medical consultation and follow-ups for all cases of poison exposure that have been referred to our hospital. Our Poison Center is staffed by a team of nurse specialists who have extensive training in clinical toxicology. You will become a part of a team that provides top-quality care, apply today!

  • 24/7 Coverage with flexibility options. This can be discussed during the interview process.


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Receive telephone calls from or concerning poisoned persons. Request and record pertinent data to analyze toxicity problems and determine the type and severity of the exposure.
  • Function effectively in emergency and often life-threatening situations.
  • Document activities through required documentation systems, departmental reports, and quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Provide and documents recommendations that positively affect patient outcome.
  • When answering poison information questions, recommends corrective measures, and initiates treatment actions as needed. Refer poisoned victims to health care facilities when appropriate.
  • Support poison center-related research. Maintain expertise in the area(s) of practice through the continual learning experience.
  • 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 evidence-based general and patient-specific poison information in a continuous manner taking into account the age and clinical condition of each patient.

 

 

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.
  • Emergency medicine, critical care, or toxicology experience is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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