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Poison Information Specialist 1 PRN

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

*JOB SUMMARY*

The Poison Information Spec RN 1 serves as an information resource to provide professionals and the public with information on poisonous substances including assessing emergency situations, referring individuals to appropriate treatment sources, and documenting all interactions.

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE*

* Provides telephone consultation for potential and actual poisoning emergencies.

* Talks calmly and in a caring manner with all callers and quickly gathers all information needed to assess the situation.

* Demonstrates a thorough understanding of toxicologic concepts and patient care as related to age, weight and race.

* Accurately assesses the severity of emergencies and effectively delivers treatment and referral information to aid the caller.

* Participates in triage of potentially suicidal individuals and contributes to successful resolutions.

* Provides timely telephone follow-up for all potentially harmful exposures in accordance with department policies and procedures.

* Records and documents all Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) interactions in order to fully document poison occurrences.

* Collects and records poison information according to Texas Poison Center Network policies, standards of practice, and in compliance with AAPCC standards.

*KEY SUCCESS FACTORS*

* General understanding of Toxicological Care modalities, therapies, terminology, medications and equipment.

* Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions.

* Able to perform tasks independently without need for routine oversight.

* Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.

* Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of constituencies.

* Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

* Able to maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues.

* General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.

*BENEFITS*

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

* Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

* 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

* Tuition Reimbursement

* PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

*QUALIFICATIONS*

* EDUCATION - Associate's

* EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience

Certification/License/Registration:

Registered Nurse AND Cert Spec in Poison Control *OR*, Cert Spec in Poison Control within 5 years

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Poison Information Specialist 1 PRN, Other , Temple, Texas

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