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Poison Center Director

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Job Description

**Internal Department Only Applicants Please**

Direct  and oversee all operational, administrative, financial and strategic aspects of the Nebraska Regional Poison Center (NRPC) including the centers public health and community-based services. Develop, execute, monitor and achieve outcomes and goals which support the strategic plan. Direct the efficient use of NRPCs resources, develop people and systems to ensure high quality service and user satisfaction throughout the centers five-state/territory service area. Direct and develop poison center marketing strategies, community outreach, and educational services throughout the service area. Direct and oversee community-based services and coalitions and serve as  fiscal agent and sub-awardee representative on executive oversight boards, including the Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition and Coalition Rx, to serve public health needs and enhance the poison centers visibility and financial stability.  Build and maintain relationships with local, state and federal public health and other agencies to strengthen and support partnerships and growth opportunities for the NRPC.  Identify, initiate and maintain funding strategies for the NRPC through collaboration with federal and state legislators, state/territory health department, the Nebraska State Childrens Health Insurance Program, hospitals and other partners. Provide direction and expertise as the principal investigator and fiscal administrator for the NRPCs numerous grant projects and hospital service contracts. Serve as a consultant and poison center liaison to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and United Way Worldwide by recruiting, contracting with, and supporting all other poison center participants in the CDCs Flu On Call program.

Required Qualifications: 


  • Minimum of seven years experience as a certified specialist in poison information or diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology required.
  • Minimum of five years of poison center leadership experience required
  • Minimum of three years experience as a principal investigator of grants or funded research projects required.
  • Minimum of three years of business administration experience, including administration of federally-funded grants, contracts and budgets required.
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing or Doctor of Pharmacy degree required.
  • Masters degree in healthcare administration, business administration or related field required. Exception: If candidate does not have a masters degree in administration, a minimum of six years of relevant business administration experience is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical toxicology required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including experience providing legislative testimony required.
  • Ability to plan, direct, evaluate and lead others through development, performance coaching, accountability and engagement required.
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, collaborative and organizational skills required.
  • Effective analytical, business and marketing skills required.
  • Knowledge of poison center operations, funding sources, and national accreditation standards required.
  • Skill in organizing multiple tasks, knowledge of project management and process redesign required.
  • Experience and advanced skills with Toxicall and Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Demonstrated record of published research, professional presentations, and relationship building required.
  • Ability to travel required.


  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license OR licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Nebraska required.
  • Certification as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPA) by the American Association of Poison Control Centers or American Board of Applied Toxicology requried.
  • Maintenance of certification by successfully completing the CSPI examination every seven years required.




Job Details

Date Posted December 3, 2018
Date Closes December 18, 2018
Requisition 11858
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Nebraska Medical Center
SOC Category 00-0000.00