Associate Director - New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC)

(Posted 11/3/15)  Do you thrive in a professional, customer service oriented environment and enjoy working with a diverse group of people? If so, the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center is now hiring an Associate Director and we welcome you to join our team. Our mission is to improve the health of New Mexicans by reducing illness and death associated with poisoning and by encouraging proper use of medications. The Associate Director manages all daily operational aspects of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC), including coordination of staff scheduling, payroll, and maintenance of software and hardware along with coordination of support staff responsibilities. This position also assists the Director with administrative and educational tasks associated with operation of NMPDIC, including continuous quality improvement projects, development of department policies, strategic planning, implementation of new services, and training of pharmacy students. The Associate Director also supervises professional poison information staff and assumes the role of Certified Poison Information Specialist, when needed. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.  Read more here.

Specialist in Poison Information: Pharmacist/Registered Nurse - Washington Poison Center, Seattle (WA)

The Washington Poison Center is currently accepting applications for a Specialist in Poison Information Nurse or Pharmacist. The WAPC is a stand-alone 501c3 corporation, contracted to the Washington State Department of Health. We are the accredited poison center serving Washington State and located in Seattle. The Washington Poison Center is progressive in its public health outreach and involvement with the state regarding marijuana, electronic dance music, and emergency preparedness. Do you want to be a part of a dynamic, progressive, and ambitious poison center with stable funding?

The position is a .875 FTE. Applicant must be a licensed RN or Pharmacist. A CSPI is preferred. This position will be part of a team of Specialists who rotate through the evening, and night shifts.

We offer an attractive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, sick leave, 401(k), flexible spending accounts for medical and child care and free parking. We also offer a competitive salary based on market comparison, skills and experience.

For more information or to apply, please contact:  Janice Binks, 206-517-2353

Position Description

Specialist in Poison Information (SPI) - Florida Poison Information Center, Jacksonville

Position Description:

Join A WINNING TEAM!! The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville is looking for a full time Specialist in Poison Information to join our staff in Jacksonville, Florida. Flexible training times. Great benefit package. CSPI preferred. Please contact Dr. Dawn Sollee at (904) 244-4465 or email sollee@poison.ufl.edu with any questions.

About us:

The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville is located in Jacksonville, Florida, in the Northeastern corner of Florida. We are an AAPCC Certified center with the majority of staff being CSPI Certified. State of the art computer systems along with a staff produced call tracking system make us one of the most technologically advanced Poison Centers in the nation. We have one of the highly Nationally Recognized pharmacy clinical toxicology fellowships based at the center, and are active with both pharmacy and medical toxicology teaching/rotations for fellows and residents of our host hospital. FPIC Jacksonville promotes high standards and a professional, patient care/patient advocate based center. We have a very active and energetic educational department.

Locally, we have beautiful beaches, we have nearby national attractions such as theme parks, national parks, historical areas and lots of local nature to take in. Plenty of local activities including professional NFL and Arena Football teams, minor league baseball, professional soccer and hockey teams for the sports fan. Numerous music festivals during the year including Jazz, Blues and various other formats. Off Broadway plays, National musical concerts and other entertainment venues abound.

See what the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can offer you. Contact Dr. Dawn Sollee at either 904-244-4465, or email sollee@poison.ufl.edu with any questions on this one of a kind opportunity. 

Senior SPI - Florida Poison Information Center, Tampa

Job description: 

  • Works under the general supervision of the Manager as well as the Medical Director.
  • The Senior Poison Information Specialist is a health care professional with advanced training in toxicology 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, triage, knowledge of the environmental conditions, technology support through specialized toxicology data bases and other health care team members, including consultants.
  • May serve as a mentor to other Specialists in Poison Information.
  • Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy, Nursing or Medicine with an advanced degree (PHARM.D, ARNP, MD).
  • Currently certified by AAPCC as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) or a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT).
  • At least three (3) years recent experience as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information or comparable experience is preferred.
  • 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.
  • This position is for a Poison Information Specialist and can be filled by a Clinical Nurse of other HC professional (Pharmacist, PA, ARNP, or Foreign Medical Graduate).
  • Currently Certified Specialists in Poison Information (CSPI) preferred.
  • If non-CSPI clinical nurse, at least 2 years of Critical Care nursing (ED, ICU, PICU, NICU) required.

To apply, click  here or contact:

Alfred Aleguas
Managing Director
Florida Poison Information Center-Tampa
(813) 844-7311

SPI - South Texas Poison Center

Job description: 

  • Provide telephone toxicological expertise to the public and healthcare professionals callers to assist in the management or prevention of poison emergencies.
  • Receives telephone calls from the general public on human exposures, as well as information calls regarding poisonous substances; analyzes potential toxicity, determines type and severity of exposure, and recommends treatment management plan.
  • Provides comprehensive state-of-the-art information to healthcare professional callers treating a poisoned patient regarding anticipated clinical course, diagnostic approach, interpretation of laboratory results, and appropriate invasive, supportive, and antidotal treatment recommendations.
  • In emergency situations duties may change to 100% phone time.
  • Participates in poison prevention education programs including educating the community and healthcare professionals on poisoning prevention, drug trends, and treatment recommendations. This position allows the employee to participate in research activities comprising publications of research abstracts and journal articles. Provides opportunities to serve on various subcommittees aimed at increasing efficiency, performance, and quality.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Pharmacy, with one (1) year experience; or Master’s degree with no additional experience
  • Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist or Registered Nurse. 
  • Must successfully complete the Specialist in Poison Information Certification Examination from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a professional Nursing education program, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Pharmacy, a Doctorate in Pharmacy, or a Doctor of Medicine degree is required.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience, preferably in an intensive care or emergency department setting.
  • Nurses and pharmacists must have a current license. International medical graduates may apply.
  • Must attain certification as a Specialist in Poison Information by the American Association of Poison Control Centers within two examination periods of their initial eligibility for the certification process.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Work schedule:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Primarily evenings 2 p.m.-midnight or 1 p.m.-1 a.m.; occasionally other shifts may need to be covered to maintain 24/7 operations.

Click  here to apply.

Medical Director - Utah Poison Control Center

The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) is seeking a medical director, in affiliation with the Division of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Emergency Physician Integrated Care LLC (EPIC). The medical director will serve as a clinical faculty member in pharmacotherapy and emergency medicine at the instructor/assistant or associate professor rank. The position will be split ~ 75% UPCC and ~ 25% emergency medicine clinical practice. Qualified candidates must be board certified in emergency medicine and either board certified or board eligible in medical toxicology.

The University of Utah is the primary medical teaching and research institution in the state. The UPCC is administratively housed in the Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, and serves the entire state of Utah. Established in 1954, it has one of the highest utilizations of any poison center in the US at twice the national average. The UPCC employs a multidisciplinary staff that plays a key role in the education of pharmacy students, EM residents, and pediatric EM fellows. The UPCC is an integral part of Utah’s public health infrastructure. The Division of Emergency Medicine full-time faculty are trained in emergency medicine and certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The division oversees the University of Utah Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program in addition to operating the AirMed helicopter service, three regional EMS systems, and multiple fellowship programs. EPIC is a group of emergency care providers whose mission is to provide quality emergency medical care in an efficient, cost effective, compassionate and ethical manner, and in a way that promotes the interest of their patients and members . EPIC staffs 15 hospital emergency departments along the Wasatch front as well as two freestanding emergency care facilities. It is run by board certified emergency medicine physicians. A very competitive salary with an excellent benefits package is offered.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40998.

Questions about this position should be directed to:

Barbara Insley Crouch, PharmD, MSPH
Executive Director, Utah Poison Control Center
801-587-0600;  barbara.crouch@hsc.utah.edu

SPI and PIP - Tennessee Poison Center

Posting found through: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/. Click on "External Applicants" at top right, then after new window opens, enter “POISON” as the keyword. You can read position description after clicking on position and apply online.

To discuss the position, please contact:
John Benitez
Managing Director

CSPI - Northern New England Poison Center

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

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.

Or contact:
Rose Tanguay, RN, CSPI, Supervisor
Northern New England Poison Center
(207) 662-7235

SPI/CSPI - Carolinas Poison Center

Carolinas Poison Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, has an open position on second shift for a SPI/CSPI. We are part of Carolinas HealthCare System. 

Please complete an application at  www.carolinashealthcare.org (Req ID 56492) or email Cheryl Thomas at cheryl.thomas@carolinashealthcare.org.

Poison Center Manager - Wisconsin Poison Center

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a nationally recognized health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. We provide primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. Our reputation draws patients and families from around the country. 

This position is responsible for the operations of Wisconsin Poison Center services and ensuring high quality care delivery and exceptional customer service. In conjunction with the Medical Director of the Wisconsin Poison Center, this role provides oversight and is responsible for all aspects of operations; including service delivery, fiscal administration, allocation of human resources and accomplishing department outcomes. Additionally, this position works with CHHS VP of Government Relations to cultivate and/ or maintain federal and state legislative support for Poison Center services.

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing or related health care field. Master's degree preferred. 
  • Experience as a Poison Information Provider or Specialist in Poison Information preferred. 
  • Basic knowledge of the Poison Control Centers and related education needs of the community. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Able to set priorities and work effectively with minimum supervision.

Please apply online at  www.chw.org/careers.  

CSPI Supervisor - Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center

The Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center (KRPCC) is looking for a Certified Specialist in Poison Information willing to bring their leadership talent and dedication to a dynamic, moderate sized poison center that covers the state of Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, we are a part of Norton Healthcare, a leader in the state in healthcare. Along the Ohio River, you will find that Louisville has a big town feel with small town charm. With the newly revitalized downtown and waterfront, there is an active night and weekend scene, all within a short drive of many of the suburbs of both Louisville and just across the river in Indiana that provide a strong sense of community.


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.

This position is first shift and requires alternating weekends.



  • 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
  • If applicant has a degree in a health profession that requires registration, must obtain registration with their respective board in the state of KY
  • National Certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI)
  • 3 years of experience as a certified specialist in Poison Information


  • Diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology, or eligibility to sit for the ABAT exam (if ABAT – above CSPI is not required)
  • 3 years total of experience working in a poison center
  • Microsoft Office Toxicall®

If interested, please contact:

Ashley Webb, MSc, PharmD, DABAT

Or apply online at  www.nortonhealthcare.com/careers (Requisition number: 226327).

Managing Director - Wisconsin Poison Center


Responsible for operations of Wisconsin Poison Center services, ensuring high quality care delivery and exceptional customer service. In conjunction with the Medical Director of the Wisconsin Poison Center, provides oversight and is responsible for all aspects of operations; including service delivery, fiscal administration, allocation of human resources, and accomplishing department outcomes. Works with CHHS VP of Government Relations to cultivate and/ or maintain federal and state legislative support for Poison Center services.


  • Exhibits guiding behaviors that reflect Children’s values and support our mission and vision.
  • Provides direct supervision of Poison Center staff, strategic planning, and oversight of administrative functions of programs, e.g. staff training, quality assurance, budgeting.
  • Develops, with Administration and department management, strategic planning for annual and long-term department goals, objectives, budget, and funding.
  • Prepares Hospital, State, and Public Relations Annual Reports.
  • Prepares and maintains all Policies and Procedures related to Poison Center operations.

    Operations Management
  • Maintains knowledge of Poison Center standards of practice, legal regulations, and hospital policies.
  • Assures compliance with The Joint Commission, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborates with the medical director(s) to facilitate review of triage guidelines, emergency treatment protocols for toxic exposures, research, and other clinical practice/service delivery issues.
  • Acts as an administrative resource to staff.
  • Proactively manages the department’s staffing plan, ensuring cost-effective staffing that meets patient volume and acuity demands.
  • Collaborates with Public Relations to ensure proper CHW recognition in all printed outreach materials  and to provide local media coverage for toxicological related stories.
  • Writes and/or edits materials for Public Relations, outside agencies, and educational materials.
  • Responds to requests for information from and maintains contact with legislative officials regarding poison center issues.
  • Facilitates prompt and smooth integration of the medical aspects of the Program’s services with other CHHS services.
  • Works with CHW Information Services to assure appropriate utilization and backup of Wisconsin Poison Center applications, databases, and internet services.
  • Provides ongoing assessments and recommendations for upgrades, replacement or removal of clinical equipment and technology, in conjunction with appropriate personnel.

    Program Planning and Development
  • Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives in collaboration with the Director, Nursing
  • Systems & Magnet, WPC Medical Director(s) and other organizational leaders for the Poison Center.
  • Seeks out and prepares grant opportunities, manages grant relationships, monitors grant status and reporting in collaboration with the Poison Center Medical Director, Poison Center Program Coordinator, CHW Legal Services and Financial Services.
  • Assists Administration and Program leadership with the development of annual operating goals, objectives, business plans, and budgets.
  • Assures Wisconsin Poison Center participation in the committees and sponsored projects of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), as well as compliance with all aspects of AAPCC Certification and HRSA mandates for US Poison Centers.
  • In collaboration with the Poison Center Program Coordinator, participates actively in new business/program development for the Poison Center.

    Financial Management
  • Develops, implements and actively manages an annual capital and operations budget for areas of responsibility.
  • Collaborates with the Medical Director to secure federal and state funding.
  • Acts as a liaison to maximize reimbursement between CHHS, state and third party payers.
  • Ensures correct and appropriate documentation of calls to the Wisconsin Poison Center.

    Human Resources Management and Staff Development
  • Creates, implements, and maintains an active staff recruitment, development, and retention plan, in conjunction with the Director, Nursing Systems & Magnet and the WPC Medical Director.
  • Participates in timely evaluation and submission of performance reviews, as appropriate.
  • Coaches and mentors staff and acts as a professional role model.

    Quality Improvement
  • Develops and implements effective quality improvement initiatives and outcome indicators to monitor improvements; utilizes patient, customer and employee satisfaction data to improve management of cases.
  • Assists Administration with all preparation for any inspections and on-site surveys conducted by governmental agencies or accrediting organizations, including The Joint Commission and other specialty accreditations as appropriate.
  • Actively participates in national benchmarking efforts to compare quality.

  • Utilizes Microsoft Office, CHW Internet/Intranet, Toxicall, Micromedex, clinical, financial and other information systems and technology to maximize program efficiency and job performance.
  • Collaborates with Information Services, Telecommunications and Clinical Informatics to develop and maintain automated solutions to support work processes.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related health care field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience as a Poison Information Provider or Specialist in Poison Information preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of the Poison Control Centers and related education needs of the community.
  • Strong organizational skills. Able to set priorities and work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess analytical ability to develop and manage an interdisciplinary health delivery team and budgets.
  • Must be able to make effective presentations and act as a public relations liaison.
  • Must have capacity to build relationships and resolve issues with physicians, health care facilities and general public.
  • Must demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to resolve complex clinical system and personnel issues.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality improvement methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of organization and community resources.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and Poison Center software.
  • Must demonstrate a refined level of interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills necessary to work collaboratively with Hospital personnel and management staff, as well as physicians, parents/family members, the community and its leaders.
  • Must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and development of its programs.


  • Normal office environment where there is no reasonable potential for exposure to blood or other high risk body fluids.

Interested applicants should apply via the  Children’s Hospital of Wsconsin website (Job Code 155400).

SPI/CSPI - Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center

The Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center (KRPCC) is looking for a Specialist in Poison Information willing to bring their talent and dedication to a dynamic, moderate sized poison center that covers the state of Kentucky.  Located in downtown Louisville, we are a part of Norton Healthcare, a leader in the state in healthcare.  Along the Ohio River, you will find that Louisville has a big town feel with small town charm. With the newly revitalized downtown and waterfront, there is an active night and weekend scene, all within a short drive of many of the suburbs of both Louisville and just across the river in Indiana  that provide a strong sense of community.  

Whether you are a certified, seasoned SPI, new to the game or looking to get your foot in the door – we want you and we want to help you succeed.  A specialist at the KRPCC provides 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 center; manages caseload assignments; demonstrates professional development/clinical competency; participates in peer review; other related duties.  This is an evening shift position, four 10 hour shifts per week that includes every other weekend.  


  • Must be a Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, Pharmacist or nationally certified Physician’s Assistant.
  • Must pass the National Certification exam for Specialist in Poison Information within two years of eligibility.
  • Non-certified applicants: for Nurses and physicians assistants one year emergency room or critical care experience is preferred, for pharmacists one year hospital pharmacy experience is required

If interested, please contact:

Ashley Webb, MSc, PharmD, DABAT

Or apply online at  www.nortonhealthcare.com/careers (Requisition number: 225433).

Medical Director - Washington Poison Center

Job Purpose

Committed to providing overall medical leadership at the Washington Poison Center (WAPC) by delivering and advancing high-quality services available 24/7/365 for Washington State. Ensures the WAPC is a fully accredited poison center operating in compliance with nationally recognized AAPCC standards. Duties include: Managing onsite and on-call medical direction including consultation on management of poisoned patients; Collaborating with WAPC’s senior leadership (Executive Director, Clinical Managing Director, Board of Directors) in driving strategic planning, managing resources and risks, cultivating a mission and vision; developing and managing guidelines, delivering a top tier clinical quality assurance program, managing toxicology rotation training programs, developing and delivering clinical training programs (for health care providers) staff development programs; and ensuring stability of the WAPC. The Medical Director position is a key member of the Executive Leadership team, and therefore must attend routinely scheduled leadership meetings, Board meetings and Board/Staff subcommittee meetings as appropriate.

The Medical Director in conjunction with the Clinical Managing Director is also a primary liaison with the state’s medical community and media outlets with respect to health education and concerns. In this role, the Medical Director seeks to build collaborative relationships and partnerships that include the AAPCC Membership, Department of Health, the Hospital Association, Medical Association, Medical Centers, and the University of Washington and other medically affiliated associations and organizations as appropriate that are key to fulfilling the mission and role of WAPC in Washington State.

Job Responsibilities

  • Adherence to AAPCC standards (adopted 2014) for onsite (30 hours per week, based on current call volume where up to 10 hours per week of the total time applied to medical direction may consist of offsite toxicology activities as defined by the AAPCC). Provides 18 weeks of Primary on-call service per year in coordination with Clinical Managing Director and contracted Rotational On-Call Toxicologists. Scheduling of all primary and backup medical on-call coverage. AAPCC provided examples of onsite PC activity include but are not restricted to: Supervisory activities (e.g. budget, personnel, medical protocols, supervision of fellows, staffing, fund raising), Lectures to SPIs as part of continuing education or certification review, and lectures to local hospitals or community groups on toxicology-related subjects.
  • Assists in the management of the WAPC including supporting the WAPC mission and vision, strategic planning, risk management, grant procurement and management, and planning tasks required to ensure the continued operation of a quality poison center that meets or exceeds AAPCC guidelines and Washington statutes. Ensures the quality management (QM) program fosters continuous improvement in the reliability and accuracy of all clinical toxicology consultations, where QM is integrated into work processes, and is aligned with the purpose of supporting emergency medicine, critical care and pediatric medicine.
  • Works closely with WAPC operations to ensure policies are aligned and supportive of clinical excellence, verifies the accuracy and completeness of medical records, and the adherence to retention policies and reporting requirements of the NPDS (National Poison Data System), and in conjunction with the Clinical Managing Director monitors cases triggered from the NPDS or CDC and responds accordingly to the agencies affected or involved. Regularly evaluates the performance of the WAPC, including benchmarking relative to national levels and measuring of customer satisfaction. Ensures the WAPC has provisions for continued uninterrupted service for the state of Washington in emergency situations.
  • Facilitates a weekly medical director teleconference, including the provision of toxicology literature and current events materials for review by rotational toxicologists, WAPC staff, and other participating poison center toxicologists for discussion.
  • Oversees clinically accurate public outreach activities that educate and increase public awareness of the WAPC throughout the state, accommodates media requests in conjunction with the Clinical Managing Director on poison related topics, and fosters collaborative relationships with entities such as the Washington Department of Health and other state and local agencies, schools, and other key stakeholders in support poison prevention efforts and poison center services. Provide toxicology expertise on behalf of WAPC to the media and public agencies including advice and interviews, and development of press releases including seasonal alerts. Ensures all published materials originating from the WAPC or that represent the WAPC are in accordance with the WAPC mission and objectives as well as AAPCC guidelines.
  • Coordinate and deliver rotator education for medical and pharmacy students, residents, and fellows as part of the toxicology rotation education at WAPC. Coordinate experiential rotations as appropriate for other medically trained health care professionals. Engage in the delivery and/or support of research projects and/or publications by WAPC staff and rotators. Perform inpatient consultation on poisoned patients at hospitals as appropriate. Responsible for content of staff clinical education, including provision of continuing education to Health Care Providers (HCPs).
  • Optimize the WAPC’s stability by participating in astute financial management, and provide leadership in legislative pursuit and maintenance of public funding as well as access to private sources of funding.

Job Requirements

  • Licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy from an accredited medical school; Licensed to practice in the state of Washington.
  • Board Certified or Board prepared in Medical Toxicology through American Board of Medical Toxicology (ABMT, prior to 1994) or by the American Board of Medical Sub Specialties (ABMS, after 1994).
  • Staff management experience, with Poison Center management experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership, verbal and written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with a quality improvement model.
  • Experience in federal grant procurement and management.
  • Academic interest and background, including active medical staff privileges at an inpatient treatment facility (e.g. letter of appointment), preferably involved in treatment of poisoned patients and in the professional education of students, residents and fellows. Evidence of research, publications or teaching experience.
  • Committed to advancing the body of research related to toxicology and continued growth of the WAPC.

For further information about the position, please visit  www.wapc.org or contact Carrie Ulvestad at 206-517-2357 or culvestad@wapc.org.

Educator - Florida Poison Information Center, Tampa


  • Under general supervision of Education Coordinator and following established policies, procedures and professional guidelines, candidate will provide general instruction on relevant health topics for the community.
  • Classes will vary in length and audience size and demographic. Instructor will provide researched information and demonstration through proven learning principles and updated instructional design.
  • Instructor will provide written and verbal reports on each program to supervisor and communicate regularly to maintain positive relations with other departments as needed.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight on decision making is required. Other duties include needs assessments, evaluation design, community coalition work and marketing to target populations.
  • Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.


  • Bachelor’s degree and one year’s work experience or an Associate’s degree and three year’s work experience in Nursing, Organizational Development, Education, Human Resources, Business, Sociology, Information Systems, Psychology, Marketing. Work experience should be in community education. Emphasis on Health Promotion within the field of poison or injury prevention preferred.
  • Must have experience in providing presentations on poison and injury prevention, current issues on drug abuse, and other public health concerns.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and distinctly. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of social media such as website, Facebook and Twitter management preferred.
  • Proven skill in writing for publication or brochure creation preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Click here to apply online.

For questions, please contact:
JoAnn Chambers-Emerson
Education Coordinator

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

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