Employment

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.

Managing Director - Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center

RMPDC is looking for qualified Managing Director candidates – responsible for poison center operational management of our accredited regional poison center including state and corporate contracts. Other responsibilities include leading the poison center’s operations team, overseeing business development, strategic planning, client account management and government relations. This position is part of RMPDC’s senior management team, involves some travel and scheduled on-call availability.

Education

  • Medical, Nursing or Pharmacy licensure required; additional graduate education in healthcare disciplines (e.g. Nursing, Health Administration, Pharmacy) or business (MBA) preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in personnel and operations management, business development/marketing, customer relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably within healthcare and involving call center operations (preferably within a poison center) and ABAT certification. Excellent interpersonal skills, leadership experience, and computer skills are needed.

Supervises

  • Direct reports include Nurse Program Manager and Business Manager. Position reports to RMPDC Administrative Director and works closely with our Medical Director and others on the senior management team.

More details on responsibilities:

  • Works with Medical Director and Operations Team to assess performance and adequacy of existing poison center services; assists with quality improvement plans, develops processes to improve productivity and cost-effectiveness of current services, implementation and maintenance of those plans and reports on progress and outcomes.
  • Reviews, and evaluates overall operational poison center performance objectives (clinical and financial outcomes) processes to ensure contract compliance.
  • Works with the team to develop strategic planning, business plan development, pursuit of new opportunities and goal setting to meet organizational strategic objectives.
  • In concert with the Medical Director and Business Manager serves as liaison with professional associations, industry and government clients to promote poison center services; maintains client relationships and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Assists in budget development and monitoring, managing poison center based upon financial data to assure expected outcomes; devises, initiates and evaluates cost control measures to sustain a self-supporting program; recommends budget expansions/reductions.
  • In concert with Nurse Program Manager oversees daily operations and maintains an environment that fosters open communication and motivates poison center staff to achieve their potential. 
  • Coordinates with support services to address contracting, data and telecommunication systems issues as related to program and client needs.
  • Conducts in-depth productivity studies, operational studies and other analyses of poison center services/performance; prepares reports and recommendations. 
  • Reviews with Business Manager and Medical Director client proposals and contracts. Responsible for their overall implementation and execution and assures appropriate administration and compliance.

For more information or to arrange on-site interviews at NACCT, please contact:

Jim Booth
RMPDC Recruiter
303-389-1316
jim.booth@rmpdc.org 

SPI/CSPI Positions - Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center

Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center is accepting applications for available evening and night SPI/CSPI positions. Our AAPCC-certified poison center, located in Phoenix, Ariz., is a large and active center serving a population of greater than 4 million residents and on the campus of Banner Good Samaritan Hospital (a Magnet hospital and “Best Hospital” recognition in U.S. News and World Report magazine).  The Center is associated with an active inpatient toxicology service and participates with nurse training, pharmacy and medical students.  Compensation is a very competitive RN salary with staff research encouraged. 

Interested parties can apply at Banner Health.

For questions regarding Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, please contact Managing Director Sharyn Welch, RN, at 602-839-3260 or by email.

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
ACMTjobs.PEHSU@gmail.com 

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
ACMTjobs.PEHSU@gmail.com 

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Certified Poison Information Specialist - Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center

The Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center of Kosair Children’s Hospital is seeking an experienced certified specialist in poison information to fill a new role as a supervisor for the specialist staff.  The KRPCC handles approximately 60,000 calls per year and provides service to the entire state of Kentucky.  The person fulfilling this role would be a peer and a supervisor spending at least 60% of their time on the poison help-line.  They would be devoted to training and additional administration tasks including scheduling, quality assurance, productivity, and evaluations.  We are looking for a leader willing to embrace changes to continually improve the quality of care within the center and to work with our director and organization to achieve department and organization goals.

A majority of this position is to serve as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) on the poison center hotline. When on the hotline, the supervisor will provide accurate and appropriate assessment, care plans, and follow-up on poisoning and toxicology related cases and requests through the use of the facilities of the poison control center. Manages caseload assignments; demonstrates professional development/clinical competency; participates in and manages analysis of the quality assurance program; performs other related duties as designated. Administrative duties include managing attendance and schedule and supervising SPIs/CSPIs in the poison center; will work with the director and medical director to review and implement initiatives to improve workflow, quality, and staffing to increase efficiency, proficiency of poison center staff; will serve as the primary preceptor for new trainees learning to work on the poison hotline.

He/She must provide leadership to the staff members supervised and serve to carry out Norton Healthcare’s mission, vision, and values while adhering to the NHC defined service basics. He/she demonstrates excellence in service practice and evaluates and coordinates the services developed by the poison control center; must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to direct the services appropriate for the population being served.

Education

  • Associates Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing or, Bachelors of Science Pharmacy or Doctorate in Pharmacy or, Medical Doctor or foreign equivalent, or nationally certified Physician’s Assistant

License

Basic

  • National Certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI)

Desired

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology, or eligibility to sit for the ABAT
  • If applicant has a degree in a health profession that requires registration, must obtain registration with their respective board in the state of KY exam (if ABAT – above CSPI is not required)

Experience

Basic

  • 3 years of experience as a certified specialist in Poison Information

Desired

  • 3 years total of experience working in a poison center

Interested applicants should apply at www.nortonhealthcare.org. Select careers and the job requisition number is 222605.

Certified Poison Information Specialist - Florida Poison Information Center, Tampa

Works under the general supervision of the Manager and well as the Medical Director. The Poison Information Specialist is a health care professional who assumes responsibility and accountability for the assessment and disposition of a poisoned or potentially poisoned patient. Provides the majority of care by telephone via the use of individual expertise and training, the nursing triage process, the environmental conditions, technology support through specialized toxicology data bases and other health care team members, including consultants. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.QUALIFICATIONS Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing w/BSN, Pharmacy or Medicine with a Baccalaureate or Associate's degree, or 3-year diploma, or degree in a Life Science discipline if a diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. Currently certified by AAPCC as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI). At least three (3) years recent experience as a professional nurse, pharmacist or physician. A background in emergency services, critical care or pediatric experience preferred. Must be qualified to understand and interpret standard poison information resources and to transmit that information in a logical, concise and understandable way to both health care professionals and the public. Shifts will vary.

Click here to apply or contact:

Alfred Aleguas Jr., BS Pharm, PharmD, D.ABAT
Managing Director
Florida Poison Information Center-Tampa
Tampa General Hospital
PO Box 1289
Tampa, FL  33601-1289
aaleguas@tgh.org 
www.poisoncentertampa.org
(813) 844-7311

SPI/CSPI - Northern New England Poison Center

The Northern New England Poison Center has an opening for a SPI/ CSPI. This is a full time position with a rotating schedule, including nights and weekends.

Degree in nursing or pharmacy, licensed to practice or eligible for licensure in the state of Maine. Two to three years clinical experience, with some critical care or emergency department experience for nursing candidates preferred.

Maine is a wonderful place to live where you can enjoy the ocean in the summer and ski in the winter close to home! We are located in Portland which is a great little city that’s not far from Boston, with many fun and interesting places to explore. We are a small center with a big heart! 

Interested candidates can click here to apply.

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