Executive Director - AAPCC

The Executive Director/CEO reports to the AAPCC Board of Directors and has strategic and overall operational responsibility for AAPCC’s financial affairs, staff, programs, and execution of its mission and business plan. She/he will ensure that AAPCC’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human resources, technology, and program strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. 

Strategic & Programmatic Leadership:

  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  • Maintain effective relationships with a variety of internal and external organizations including but not limited to federal and state and non-federal and non-state agencies, and other associations and organizations that are important to AAPCC in achieving its goals and objectives.
  • Carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.

Revenue Generation and Development:

  • Ensure proper financial management, oversight and reporting for all grants and contracts.
  • Ensure that all funds are responsibly and prudently allocated to reflect the needs of the organization.
  • Lead all national marketing, branding, and business development strategies from a one voice perspective vs. 55 individual voices. 

Executive Management:

  • Responsible for managing and supervising all AAPCC contractors, staff, including hiring, promotions, performance evaluations, compensation and termination decisions consistent with AAPCC employment policies and all applicable statutes and regulations.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with the association’s stakeholders.
  • Ensure the maintenance of official records and documents and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Work with the staff, the Finance Committee and the Board in preparing a budget assuring the organization operates within the budget guidelines. 

Board Relations:

  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relations with the Board president, Executive Committee, and other members of the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors is kept fully informed of the conditions and operations of AAPCC.
  • Serve as lead liaison between the Board and the staff.


The successful candidate should ideally possess a majority of the following core qualifications and professional experiences:

  • Demonstrated track record in successfully building and maintaining a culture of collaboration and trust among constituencies, Boards of Directors and staff.
  • Proven track record with federal, state and private grant and contract award renewal. 
  • Leadership experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans.
  • Senior leadership experience in administration or association management with the capacity of assisting the Board in focusing the resources of the association in achieving its priority objectives.
  • Experience with data driven products and solutions with an ability to understand the value and nuances of one of the most important assets of AAPCC  –  in terms of both the collection process and the sales and reputational value of NPDS.
  • Experience working with government officials, heads of organizations and the news media.  As appropriate and necessary, the candidate should be comfortable and effective serving as a spokesperson for the association.
  • Professional background that demonstrates elements of successful executive management to include: effectively delegating responsibility while managing key organizational functions, including fiscal oversight, staffing resources, organization reputation, and compliance.
  • Extensive experience in not-for-profit agency management leadership in either the CEO or a senior position supervising an organization similar in size and scope to AAPCC. A proven track record of building effective teams with the ability to attract, retain, and develop a diverse slate of top talent.
  • Experience with federal legislation affecting public health programs and advocacy work to secure appropriations that impact health policy changes while not an absolute, is highly desirable.


The successful candidate should:

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communications skills. A passionate communicator with strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate externally and internally, and possess excellent presentation skills.
  • As the public face of AAPCC, be someone with the ability to define and passionately articulate the organization’s mission and work to diverse audiences.
  • Have the ability to engage the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, member centers and staff in a relationship that shares responsibility for solving organizational challenges.
  • Be driven by a commitment to member and customer service.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative management style.
  • Possess the intellect to understand the broad issues facing health care and public health.
  • Be committed to a culture of organizational transparency.
  • Be an entrepreneur.  Someone who can use natural ingenuity and critical thinking to build and strategically grow an organization with often times limited resources and assistance.
  • Be a person with unquestioned integrity whose values and ideas and actions mirror those of AAPCC.
  • Confident with a strong personality and outstanding people skills.
  • Above all, a passionate believer in the mission and the potential of AAPCC.


  • A bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • A master’s degree is highly attractive.
  • A CAE designation is highly attractive.

For more information, please contact Wendy Pangburn at wpangburn@dhrinternational.com.

PharmD - Oregon Poison Center

The Oregon Poison Center has a PharmD position opening! 

The Oregon Poison Center is the designated regional poison center for Oregon, Alaska and Guam.  With an RN CSPI staff, we are seeking to add a PharmD position to our team.  This is an exciting opportunity to pioneer the first pharmacist position at our center. This position will work as a SPI/CSPI in the center and will have additional opportunities for research, education and projects to enhance our service and practice.

The Oregon Poison Center is located at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  OHSU is a major academic medical center with a focus on medicine, education and research.  The OPC provides educational conferences and programs for pharmacy, nursing, paramedic and medical students and has a toxicology Fellowship for Emergency Medicine Physicians.

We are seeking a PharmD with poison center experience as a SPI/CSPI. 

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

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

Poison Information Specialist - Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center serves the citizens of Arizona by providing accessible poison and medication-related emergency treatment advice, referral assistance and comprehensive information on poisons and toxins, poison prevention and the safe and proper use of medications.


  • Graduate from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for state license in Pharmacy
  • Communication skills and demonstrated interest in teaching
  • Experience and training in clinical toxicology, poison and drug information services

Click here for more information.

Senior Poison Information Specialist - Florida Poison Information Center, Tampa

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. Works under the general supervision of the Manager as well as the Medical Director. 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 (PharmD, ARNP, MD).
  • Currently certified by AAPCC as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) or a Diplomat 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.

Candidates may apply here or by searching "careers" at www.tgh.org and may also 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
(813) 844-7311

Director - Pittsburgh Poison Center

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is seeking an experienced, creative and dedicated faculty member who will lead the nationally recognized Pittsburgh Poison Center of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The individual will provide clinical and administrative leadership and contribute to the provision of high quality patient care through the Center, which is expected to have an expanding patient care role, including the clinical management of other key classes of drugs. This individual is expected to develop strategy for achieving long-term success of the Pittsburgh Poison Center and its services through efficient and cost- effective operations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the professional curriculum and serve as a preceptor and mentor for students, residents, and other trainees. Advocacy for the Pittsburgh Poison Center and development of a successful scholarship program are also expected. 

The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited School of Pharmacy with either a Doctor of Pharmacy or BS in Pharmacy degree; have a minimum of six (6) years poison center experience; and must be Board certified or Board eligible to certify as a Diplomat with the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT). Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a post-graduate training Toxicology Fellowship; have had experience in a Certified Regional Poison Center; and have an understanding of integrating the academic mission and programs with pharmacy department. Other qualifications and experiences will be considered. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for pharmacy licensure in Pennsylvania. The position is a full-time, calendar year, non-tenure stream faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics; rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is fully integrated with UPMC and provides leadership and management of pharmacy services and clinical programs including Antibiotic Management Program, Anticoagulation Service, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology.  The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to ten accredited residency programs, pharmacy fellowship training programs, and the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved.  For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, four letters of reference, and one-page summaries of teaching philosophy, clinical practice accomplishments, and research interests 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

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Poison Control Center Specialist - Blue Ridge Poison Center

The University of Virginia Health System seeks a Poison Control Center Specialist for the Blue Ridge Poison Center. 


  • Provide Poison information to public and health care providers. 


  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program preferred or equivalent education with certification as Poison Specialist.
  • 3-5 years’ experience or equivalent education and experience with existing National Certification in Poison Information. 
  • Must either be a registered nurse currently licensed to practice in the State of Virginia or equivalent educational level and experience with existing National Certification in Poison Information. 
  • Must obtain National Certification in Poison Information within 3 years or less of hire date.
  • Employment in this job is conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a drug test.

Salary range for this role is $22.75/hr - $37.65/hr.

Rotating shifts and weekends.  Full Time - 40 hours per week.

Apply online at www.uvajobsbeyondmeasure.com or contact Scott Dudley at 434-924-0200 or smd7n@virginia.edu. 

About the University of Virginia Health System

The University of Virginia Health System is an academic health care center associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The health system includes a medical center (with main hospital, children's hospital, and clinic network), school of medicine, and health sciences library. The health system provides inpatient and outpatient care and patient education and conducts medical research and education.

Based in Charlottesville, the Health System also operates satellite locations throughout Virginia, in Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Campbell, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange counties.


The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Assistant Medical Director - Ontario and Manitoba Poison Centre

    The Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto is actively seeking a Medical Toxicologist (ABMT fellowship trained or qualified or Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology RCPS(C) fellowship trained or qualified) to join the Ontario and Manitoba Poison Centre Toxicology Group as an Assistant Medical Director. This 0.5 FTE 3 year contract position is funded by our commitment to the Province of Manitoba to deliver Poison Centre services there and may be renewable. The position is available immediately. Attendance at the Toronto Site Poison Centre will be required on an alternating week basis or 2 days alternating 3 days every other week or some variation. Duties will include, but are not limited to, clinical coverage for both provinces including call, research and assisting and enriching our Specialist, physician and outreach training. Opportunities are available at the University of Toronto academic hospitals for pediatricians, Emergency Physicians and other specialties, depending on the core training of the successful candidate. 

    The position is ideal for the junior toxicologist to devote protected time to an area of interest in education, knowledge translation, research or administration with significant support from colleagues and/or for the senior toxicologist wishing to commit more time to resident and fellow education as the Centre hosts elective residents monthly and fulltime Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Fellowship training; one of three sites in Canada.

    The successful applicant must be eligible for licensing in the province of Ontario and for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. 

    Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae and questions to:

    Dr. Shinya Ito, Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8.  Telephone (416) 813-5781 Facsimile (416) 813-7562, E-mail:  shinya.ito@sickkids.ca

Find Your Local Poison Center

Poison centers offer free, private, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

View all Poison Control Centers