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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 2/26/2017

Maine Medical Center Portland, ME

Portland, ME
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


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Maine Medical Center is currently seeking a Poison Information Specialist for the Northern New England Poison Center. This team-focused, intellectually challenging position requires a can do problem-solving attitude. On-the-job training and national exam required (1-3 years after hire). The incumbent must pass the American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Certification Exam within two testing periods. We are accepting new graduates for this position, and will assist with certification. Maine Medical Center is the state s largest Medical Center and the flagship facility for MaineHealth.

This is a 40 hour role with rotating shifts including day, evening, night, weekends and holidays while utilizing the self scheduling model.

This position requires strong problem-solving skills, and due to the call center environment requires sitting and typing for extended periods. This position is based in a call center setting.

Summary of Position

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

* Ability to use Microsoft Word.

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

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

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

* Currently licensed in the State of Maine.

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

Poison Information Specialist-Poison Center