Poison Info Specialist II

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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.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Pharm. D. degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy; OR,
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing; OR,
- Must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an approved college of Medicine/Osteopathy.
- Must have one year of professional pharmacist, nursing or physician experience in a hospital environment.
- Must have minimum 18 months of experience as a Poison Information Specialist.
Equivalent Experience:
- May have an equivalent combination of education or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
- Must have and maintain a current American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Poison Information Specialist certification;
- RN s Only: Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license.
- Pharmacist s Only: Must be a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas or become registered within 90 days of hire.
Skills or Special Abilities:
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge involved with poison information services.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of nursing standards.
- Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
- Must be able to understand and interpret poison information to health professionals and the public.
- Must be able to perform mathematical computations.
- Must be able to employ effective problem solving and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to demonstrate patient-centered/patient-related behaviors.
- Must be able to demonstrate the ability to serve as a preceptor with any new poison specialists hired into the department
- Must be able to prepare and conduct in-service educational programs..
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill to operate a computer to input and extract information using data base management software.
- 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.



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