Specialist in Poison Information

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 1/7/2017

Hutzel / KEI Building Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Title
Specialist in Poison Information

Job Location Name
Hutzel / KEI Building

Job Description
Under limited direction and according to established policies and procedures or under advice of Medical Director, serves as a knowledge resource and uses independent judgement to help physicians plan the optimum management of toxicologic problems. Using personal knowledge, references and independent
judgement, evaluates toxic hazards and initiates appropriate triage, management and referral of toxicologic emergencies presented by the public. Provides information and assistance to the public, health professionals, civil authorities and the news media in the event of a chemical or environmental disaster. Provides health care professionals with information and guidance on toxidrome recognition, diagnostic tools, prognosis and medical management of the poisoned patient. Participates in ongoing management of toxicologic problems by evaluating laboratory and clinical data through follow-up calls to patients or health care facilities and providing additional management advice, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Degree in medicine, nursing or pharmacy.

2. If degree is in nursing, licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan.

3. Two to three years clinical experience, with some critical care or emergency department experience for nursing candidates.

4. Must become certified as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) within two years of completing 2000 hours on the job and triaging 2000 calls.

Nursing - Licensed
Other Patient Care Professionals

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Bi-Weekly Hours

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At Detroit Medical Center (DMC), we are committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact the DMC facility where the position is available, for further assistance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual disability.