Specialist in Poison Information 9/1/2016
Hutzel / KEI Building
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Specialist in Poison Information
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Hutzel / KEI Building
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.
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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