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Poison Information Specialist I

Company: Boston Children's Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

This Poison Information Specialist (RN or Pharmacist) will be responsible for:

  • Receiving and responding to calls involving actual or suspected poisoning exposures. Calming and reassuring callers. Obtaining detailed information regarding substance involved and victims' symptoms and condition. Researching and recommending course of action. Accurately recording and coding specified information as required.
  • Answering and documenting telephone requests for information. Assessing nature and complexity of call and determines the depth of information to be exchanged. Accurately recording and coding specified information as required.
  • Contacting health care providers and other callers for follow-up information on patient's progress. Accurately recording the information in the patient's record.
  • Attending continuing education courses and seminars to update knowledge. Sharing observations and experience in the management of poisonings. Participating in regional toxicology meetings, as encouraged.
  • Assisting in the orientation and training of new clinical staff as well as in teaching students, visitors and other groups in the general principles of toxicology/poison prevention and treatment.
  • Working within fixed shifts as assigned to meet the staffing needs of the Center. To qualify, you must have:
    • Current registration and MA state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Pharmacist.
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Pharmacy, and one to two years of experience.
    • The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
    • Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well-developed writing skills. *Schedule is to be determined; will include evenings and weekends. Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.*LI#CB

Keywords: Boston Children's Hospital, Boston , Poison Information Specialist I, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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