SPI/CSPI - Oregon Poison Center

The Oregon Poison Center has an RN position opening!  

The Oregon Poison Center is the designated regional poison center service Oregon, Alaska and Guam.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to provide patient management guidance to the public and health care providers throughout our region.

This is an evening shift position, located at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.  We are seeking a BSN prepared RN with previous experience as a SPI/CSPI.  

Our position posting is at: www.ohsu.edu under the "careers" link.

If you are interested in learning more about our team, please contact:

Sandy Giffin, RN, MS
Director, Oregon Poison Center
(503) 494-6077

SPI/CSPI - Utah Poison Control Center

The Utah Poison Control center (UPCC) has an opening for a SPI/CSPI.  This if a full-time position with a rotating schedule including nights and weekends.  The UPCC serves the state of Utah and is housed administratively in the University of Utah, College of Pharmacy.  The UPCC is located in Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, where residents enjoy four seasons, year-round activities, majestic mountains, vibrant city-life and incredible outdoor opportunities (including world-class skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, & fishing).

Job Summary:

Works under minimal supervision to provide assessment, case management advice and follow-up care for emergency and instructional telephone calls received by the Utah Poison Control Center from the general public, health care professionals, public health, and University Staff and Students. Preceptor for PharmD students and Pharmacy Practice residents. Prepares and delivers lectures on poisoning topics to internal and external audiences. Participates in the Clinical Toxicology Course at the College of Pharmacy, University of Utah. Investigates case history, researches medical literature and consults appropriate sources to provide informed and proper treatment and triage recommendations and develops protocols that are medically and economically appropriate.

Develops and provides reference information regarding availability and toxicology of new drugs. Writes and edits articles for newsletters. Communicates with on-call staff concerning medical and toxicological-related issues. Prepares information for and attends case conference meetings, in-service sessions and staff meetings. May assist in orienting, training, instructing and/or supervising new staff and students. Conducts surveys on availability of antidotes in all Utah hospitals. Participates in on-going clinical research projects. Participates in outreach education efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires licensure as a Pharmacist; current national certification as a Specialist in Poison Information or the ability to obtain the certification within 2 exam cycles; knowledge of human pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and drug information; and demonstrated human relation, organization and effective communication skills.

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen.

Compensation and Benefits:

Full-time, salaried position with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, University contributes amount equal to 14.2 percent of salary to 401A defined contribution retirement plan, tuition reduction (self and family) and more.

Click here to apply through the University of Utah Human Resources Career Website. Please include your CV and cover letter as attachments in your online application submission.

Managing Director - Michigan Regional Poison Control Center

The Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Michigan is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Managing Director. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the regional PCC operations including development and monitoring of grant funding, business relationships, personnel management and close interaction with the Michigan Department of Community Health. The Managing Director has a strong clinical role with the Toxicology service and is an integral part of the PCC educational mission. This position will include an academic appointment in the School of Medicine

Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy with residency or fellowship preferred or equivalent combination of education and clinical pharmacy experience (Licensure required)
  • Minimum of 2-3 years Poison Control operations and personnel experience
  • Qualifications for faculty appointment at Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Board eligible or board certified with the American Board of Applied Toxicology

Additional details:

  • Strong knowledge of toxicology, management, administrative and organizational and communications skills
  • Interest in teaching with established teaching skills
  • Will work closely with Medical Director on clinical guidelines, quality assurance, and staff education
  • Responsible for overall operational PCC performance and benchmarking
  • Requires strategic management skills to identify stakeholders, develop programs, and allocate resources to achieve these projects
  • Leadership skills including demonstrated willingness to purse roles with increasing levels of accountability, comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching, teaching and counseling skills and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others
  • Ability to interact closely with state and federal entities
  • Sufficient computer skills for a paperless center and to facilitate grant writing and publications 
  • Ability to coordinate support services including data and telecommunications systems
  • Familiarity with Toxicall and NPDS and online databases
  • Comfortable working with the media

For more information or to schedule an interview at NACCT between Oct. 17-21, please contact:

Cynthia Aaron - 313-993-8791; caaron@dmc.org 
Dennis Gates - 313-745-0168; dgates@dmc.org

Managing Director - Pittsburgh Poison Center

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is seeking a motivated, creative, and dedicated faculty member to fill the role of Managing Director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Managing Director will provide clinical and administrative oversight of the Center. This individual will collaborate with the leadership team to provide ongoing assessment of operational, educational and patient care activities. The Managing Director will be expected to continue to evaluate, identify, and pursue opportunities for growth and advancement of the Pittsburgh Poison Center’s mission of public education, poison prevention, and excellent care of the poisoned patient. Administrative support for the Pittsburgh Poison Center is provided by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The School of Pharmacy, a leader in education, practice and research, is one of six schools of the health professions located in the Oakland campus. The School of Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated health care delivery networks in the country, to provide state of the art pharmacy services and patient care. As a faculty member, the Managing Director will participate in the education of Pharmacy students and Medical Toxicology Fellows, while striving to develop a successful scholarly program in toxicology.  

Candidates must be Board certified or Board eligible to certify as a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT). Preference will be given to applicants with advanced training in the fields of Toxicology and Pharmacy, however consideration will be given to applicants with experience in clinical care and Poison Center administration. The position is a full-time, calendar year, non-tenure stream faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics in the School of Pharmacy. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled.  

Applicants should submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to: 

Neal Benedict, PharmD, Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
727 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
Phone:  412-624-1290
Email: benedictnj@upmc.edu

To arrange on-site interviews at NACCT, please contact Michael Lynch at 412-335-1315 or lyncmj@upmc.edu.

Project Manager - Multi-Center Toxicology Research Consortium

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) seeks to hire a Full-time Project Manager to support the organization’s Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) grant projects. ToxIC is a 42 site multicenter toxicological research consortium that is developing a national database of poisonings seen by medical toxicologists and developing a grant supported research program. Working closely with the grant’s principle investigators (PI), the Project Manager will oversee two of ACMT’s Federally funded ToxIC projects as well as provide coordination for the multi-center research consortium. The primary responsibilities of this position are divided into specific competencies and include:

Project Management/Coordination:

  • Manage project timelines to ensure all deliverables are of the highest standard;
  • Manage or assist with budget preparation and tracking;
  • Serve as point of contact for all site questions;
  • Coordinate with multicenter sites;
  • Coordinate project meetings; develop minutes and project summaries from meetings;
  • Write and edit required project reports under the direction of the ToxIC Principle Investigators;
  • Provide updates (either in writing or verbal) to federal funding agencies; and,
  • Assist grant PI with any project related tasks.

Data Analysis:

  • Working with ToxIC sites to ensure data is entered into ToxIC database correctly;
  • Organize and analyze ToxIC data entered into database; this could include summarizing results into tables, charts, and graphs; and,
  • QA/QC data prior to analysis or report submission.

This position provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a talented individual to gain project management experience working on federally funded grants. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Previous experience working with federal agencies;
  • Attention to detail and highly motivated;
  • Clinical research experience a plus;
  • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to digest complex concepts and distill them into clear, easily understandable documents;
  • Superior knowledge of Excel and database management;
  • Possess excellent communication skills and a willingness to work with multiple site investigators;
  • An interest in public health, toxicology, and/or clinical science; and,
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (preferably toxicology or biology) required; graduate degree preferred.

Although ACMT is based in Phoenix, this position can work remotely. Additional information on ACMT and ToxIC is available at www.acmt.net.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Paul M. Wax, MD
Executive Director
American College of Medical Toxicology
10645 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 200-111
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The American College of Medical Toxicology is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager - PEHSU West

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), a national nonprofit organization engaging in professional education and consultation on medical toxicological issues, is actively recruiting a FULL TIME experienced Project Manager to assist in establishing and managing the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Program – West (PEHSU West). Although ACMT is based in Phoenix, the job can be done remotely. Additional information on ACMT is available at www.acmt.net.

In 1998, CDC/ATSDR established a network of PEHSUs—one in each of the ten ATSDR Regions—to address the broad problem of environmental hazards to children,  recognizing that pediatric care providers may not receive sufficient medical education or training on health effects of chemical and other hazardous exposures.  The PEHSUs, located at ten academically based university medical centers across the United States, offer community members and professionals expert education, consultation and referral related to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally related health effects. 

In September 2014, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) selected ACMT to establish and administer PEHSUs in regions in the western half of the country for a five-year period extending through September 2019.

General description:

The Program Manager will work closely with a team of physicians who will oversee this project and as well as other ACMT staff members to establish PEHSU West and direct its daily operations. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating and providing support to the five regional PEHSUs in the western half of the US. Key responsibilities include:

  • establishing contracts with five regional PESHUs, monitoring deliverables, evaluating progress and reporting to ATSDR;
  • facilitating publication by PEHSU staff in peer-reviewed literature; 
  • establishing, maintaining and promoting the use of a Pediatric Environmental Health eLearning Classroom & Library; 
  • coordinating the review of educational material produced by the five PEHSUs;
  • furthering partnerships with national professional partners and collaborators; and
  • coordinating the third party evaluation of the PEHSU West Program.

The following skills and attributes are highly desired:

  • Proven track record as a project manager; 
  • Experience in federal grant administration;
  • Experience working with physicians and public health professionals;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work both independently and as part of a team; 
  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to digest complex concepts and distill them into clear, easily understandable documents;
  • Extremely strong and demonstrated work ethic;
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, non-technical website development, and online communication tools;
  • A strong interest in improving reproductive and children’s environmental health.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Graduate degree such as an MPH or Masters in Environmental Sciences strongly preferred. 

Minimum Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years experience as a project manager and/or grant administrator; background in environmental or public health highly desirable.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • The Project Manager position is a full-time position and is funded through a Federal grant extending through September 2019.
  • Benefits include flexible hours, paid vacation and matching contributions to a 401k plan.

Although ACMT is based in Phoenix, this position can work remotely. Additional information on ACMT and ToxIC is available at www.acmt.net.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Paul M. Wax, MD
Executive Director
American College of Medical Toxicology
10645 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 200-111
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The American College of Medical Toxicology is an equal opportunity employer.

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