The Maryland Poison Center under the School of Pharmacy has an opportunity available for a Poison Information Specialist. The Specialist provides emergency poison triage and treatment information over the phone to all who contact the Maryland Poison Center. The successful candidate must have the ability to rapidly integrate large amounts of information and be able to identify likely causes for patients' symptoms. The successful candidate must also demonstrate outstanding communication skills. Specialists have access available to resources in the Maryland Poison Center as well as other experts in toxicology, but most cases can be managed by the specialist.
This position needs to be filled to allow adequate staffing for the 24 hour a day emergency service, the Maryland Poison Center (MPC). These individuals are responsible for covering the MPC service. We need specific staffing levels to maintain national accreditation standards and to provide support for our operations.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides emergency triage and treatment information over the phone and documents telephone interactions.
Answers questions about the effects of pharmaceuticals. household products, plants, gases and other sources of poison.
Provides administrative support to the Maryland Poison Center.
Assists in the educational mission of the Maryland Poison Center.
· Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy with 3 years of experience in an emergency management or poison control center. OR · Doctorate of Pharmacy. OR · Bachelor's in Nursing with 3 years of experience in an ED, ICU, CCU or OR setting. · Must acquire certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers within THREE years of joining the center. · Weekend, holiday, rotating shift work, on-call and overtime may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people who may have a wide range of educational backgrounds
Ability to be flexible with work schedules
Solid understanding of pharmacology; solid understanding of medications, familiarity with common medication calculations (e.g., determining total mg/kg exposures based on patient information and history, doing basic percent calculations, etc.).
Ability to work with computers and other computer-related technologies
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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