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Poison Information Specialist

Company: Parkland Hospital
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Poison Information Specialist - FT Nights * FORIEGN MD, OD, PHARMACY, OR RN preferredInterested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion!

Poison Information Specialist - FT Nights (FORIEGN MD, OD, PHARMACY, OR RN preferred)

* Please Note:

During orientation, the new hire has 4 (10 hour shifts) for the first four months. This will be for a late night position with shift ending at 2am or overnight


Serves as a resource to health professionals and the public by providing professional and technical assistance regarding potential poisonings and conducting educational and research projects to ensure Poison Center operations meets regulatory requirements and the needs of users..


* Medical - Active Day 1 of hire

* Dental

* Vision

* Life Insurance

* Disability Insurance

* Pension Plan

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Paid Personal Leave

* Tuition Reimbursement

* Employee Health Center

* Parkland Center of Nursing Excellence

* SPARKS Peer Support Network

* And more!


* Serves as a resource to the public and health professionals related to potential poisonings by answering calls and providing consultation to include information, direction, and assistance concerning analytical toxicology, emergency and critical care and extracorporeal capabilities within the region. Ensures procedures meet the criteria established by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

* Coordinates poison services, performs referral services, identification, treatment, assessment and charting activities, conducts analysis, calculates patients' toxicity level and performs follow-up calls. Maintains documentation and records and prepares reports. Ensure services meet North Texas Poison Center (NTPC) policies and procedures.

* Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in poison information by attending seminars and workshops, reading professional journals and/or maintaining licensure/registration with Texas State Board for profession. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

* Participates in call monitoring and performance improvement initiatives on a monthly basis to ensure the poison center is operating effectively.

* Identifies and analyzes the design of jobs, work processes, work flows, etc. for the NTPC and implements appropriate changes to improve effectiveness, productivity, efficiency and recommending annual goals and objectives that support the overall goals of NTPC.

* Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Poison Information area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

* Seeks and utilizes direction from more experience staff and team members as needed. May work with other staff in providing direction to non-specialist staff. Participates in information exchanges with Poison Center and other Parkland staff that support the standards, missions, goals and objectives of the department and Parkland.

* Must be able to work rotating shifts.

* RN's Only: Must demonstrate ability to provide care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.


* B Pharm or Pharm.D. Degree from an accrediated school of Pharmacy -OR-

* Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an approved college of Medicine/Osteopathy -OR-

* A.S. or BSN Degree of an accredited school of Nursing

Experience -

* One (1) year of professional pharmacist, nursing or physician experience in a hospital environment.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience -

* May have an equivalent combination of education or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

Certification/Registration/Licensure -

* Current and valid American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Poison Information Specialist certification or obtain within five (5) years of hire and maintain thereafter.

* Pharmacist's Only: Must be a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas (or become registered within 90 days of hire).

* RN's Only: Must have current State of TX RN license or valid temporary permit or, valid Compact RN license.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas

Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Nursing, Registered Nurse, Healthcare Administration, Pharmacy, Patient Care, Healthcare

Keywords: Parkland Hospital, Dallas , Poison Information Specialist , Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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