Poison Info Specialist-Poison Control
MaineHealth System - Portland, ME

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Manages poison exposures and answers poison and drug information questions through the Poison Center hotline. Assists with poison-related education of health care professional, the lay public and Poison Information Providers (PIP). Contributes to assigned projects, which may include grants, contracts, outreach, data organizing and reporting, quality assurance and research. Prepares for and passes American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Certification Exam within two testing periods.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, or Medicine, or a nationally certified Physician Assistant.

  • Previous experience with or ability to learn to use the Micromedex, and the Toxicall, Databases.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word.

  • Currently licensed in the State of Maine.

  • Ability to formulate patient management plans for poisoned patients utilizing computer and text resources, and to interpret locate and interpret primary medical literature.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to successfully communicate with individuals of multiple cultural and educational backgrounds.