Employment

Director of National Data Services - American Association of Poison Control Centers

The American Association of Poison Control Centers seeks a Director of National Data Services.  This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of AAPCC’s data services and data sales programs, as well as any contracts related to this program.  The director is responsible for overseeing the data request process and assisting with the coordination and management of a national data collection system providing real time tracking of public health incidents and environmental outbreaks. The director supervises the NPDS staff and contractors providing services to AAPCC related to federal and industry data services projects.  The director is responsible for managing AAPCC federal and industry contract deliverables, including all related reporting and development of project budgets.  The director supports the implementation of the association’s vision and strategic plan for improving the national profile and use of AAPCC data services and sales to support both public health and health care systems across the nation. The director serves as the staff liaison for relevant board, committees, expert workgroups, and special projects related to NPDS.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director of AAPCC.

The Director will have:

  • Master’s Degree in physical or life sciences, public health, preventative medicine required.
  • Eight years of project management experience required; demonstrated expertise in data analysis, statistics and epidemiology preferred; clinical toxicology training or experience in a poison center preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully manage multiple project activities effectively and independently.
  • Past successful experience working with federal projects and writing, administering federal contracts.
  • Attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.
  • Ability to organize and take initiative when indicated.
  • Ability to successfully handle and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to identify issues proactively, identify resolutions and follow through to completion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a project team.
  • Comfortable conducting national presentations for large audiences.
  • History of coordinating data quality initiatives/enhancements preferred.
  • Fluent written and verbal English language skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with internal and external audiences.
  • Prior experience conducting national presentations to diverse audiences relevant to public health issues.
  • Five years of experience managing federal contracts.
  • Excellent verbal and professional writing skills
  • Five to eight years of supervisory experience desired.
  • Strong background in using spreadsheet, database and statistical programs for data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of/experience with SQL databases and SQL query methods is preferred
  • Technology and software savvy; ability to utilize MS Office Suite and Project Management software/programs.
  • Ability to travel as needed to support the mission of AAPCC.
  • Published public health professional desired.

This full time position with benefits is open immediately.  Resumes with salary requirements and a writing sample should be sent to mcintyre@aapcc.org

No phone calls, please.

About AAPCC
The AAPCC supports the nation’s poison centers in their efforts to treat and prevent drug, consumer product, animal, environmental and food poisoning. Members staff the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 that provides free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from toxicology specialists, including nurses, pharmacists, physicians and poison information providers. In addition, the AAPCC maintains the only poison information and surveillance database in the United States, providing real-time monitoring of unusual poisoning patterns, chemical exposures and other emerging public health hazards. The AAPCC partners with federal agencies such as EPA, HRSA and the CDC, as well as private industry.

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.orgSelect careers and the job requisition number is 222605.

Poison Information Specialist - Florida Poison Information Center, Jacksonville

The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville is looking for a full time Specialist in Poison Information to join our staff in Florida. Night shift availability with 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.

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.

Poison Information Specialist - Children's Hospital of Michigan Poison Center

Under limited direction and according to established policies and procedures or under advice of Medical Director, serves as a knowledge resource and uses independent judgement to help physicians plan the optimum management of toxicologic problems. Using personal knowledge, references and independent judgement, evaluates toxic hazards and initiates appropriate triage, management and referral of toxicologic emergencies presented by the public. Provides information and assistance to the public, health professionals, civil authorities and the news media in the event of a chemical or environmental disaster. Provides health care professionals with information and guidance on toxidrome recognition, diagnostic tools, prognosis and medical management of the poisoned patient. Participates in ongoing management of toxicologic problems by evaluating laboratory and clinical data through follow-up calls to patients and health care facilities and providing additional management advice, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
Degree in nursing, licensed to practice or eligible for licensure as a registerd nurse in the state of Michigan. Two to three years clinical experience, with some critical care or emergency department experience for nursing candidates. Must become certified as a Specialist in Poison Information(CSPI) within two years of completing 2000 hours on the job and triaging 2000 calls.  CSPI candidates may work remotely if they live > 100 miles from Detroit. Interview and training travel reimbursement may be available for CSPI candidates.

Work Shift
Variable

Benefit Status
Full Time or Part Time

Work Week
10 hour shifts, every 3rd weekend

To apply for this posittion, visit our website at www.dmc.org or contact  A. Dobbins at (313) 578-3982.    

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
giffin@ohsu.edu

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
aaleguas@tgh.org 
www.poisoncentertampa.org
(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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Poison information to public and health care providers. 

Qualifications:

  • 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.

EOE/AA M/F/D/V  

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

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