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Poison Center Specialist

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Serious Medicine is what we do. Being extraordinary is who we are. Every colleague plays a key role in upholding this promise to our patients and their families.

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Second Shift (United States of America)

Poison Center Specialist

Position Highlights:
This unique position looks for people who have a background as a RN, APP (physician assistant or nurse practitioner) or pharmacist. The hiring team has a preference with those with a nursing background.

Please make sure to attach a resume for review.

Shift Details:
Full Time | 0.9FTE
Varied 3rd shift hours. | 9 or 10 Hour Shifts
Every other weekend requirement

Why Nebraska Medicine:
Our shared values reflect who we are and why we're here and include, Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Courage and Healing.
Competitive Benefits including retirement match contribution, PTO accrual, tuition reimbursement
Lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care
Forbes Magazine recognizes us in their list of American's top employers and the best employer in Nebraska

Recruiter Contact - Allie Lang

(402) 590-8878 |

Provide informational assistance by telephone to health care professionals and consumers about poison exposures. Obtain complete histories, assess poisoning severity, and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Refer patients to health care facilities as necessary and contact health care providers to provide treatment recommendations for referred patients. Act as a clinical information resource by training and mentoring students and colleagues. .

Required Qualifications:

* Minimum of four years of nursing experience in a patient-care setting of which a minimum of two years is recent critical care nursing experience OR a minimum one year experience working as a poison information provider/specialist in poison information required OR graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program OR graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant program with a minimum of one year poison center experience required.
* Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) required unless candidate meets all of the factors to qualify for Exception A or Exception B*.
* Ability to perform prolonged mental concentration to read and gather information required.
* Skill in typing and use of computer required.
* Ability to perform complex math calculations required.
* Ability to communicate effectively with the public and health care professionals required.
* Ability to work a flexible schedule, including night, weekend, and holiday shifts as assigned required.
* Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Registered Pharmacist in the state of Nebraska required.
* Required to take the American Association of Poison Control Centers Certification Exam for Specialists in Poison Information (CSPI) when eligible and required to pass the exam within three administrations after meeting the eligibility criteria.
* Maintenance of certification by successfully completing the CSPI examination every seven years required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program preferred.
* Master's degree in nursing from an accredited school/college of nursing preferred.
* Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant program preferred.
* Certification as a Specialist in Poison Information by the American Association of Poison Control Centers preferred.
*Exception details: EXCEPTION A: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) has current experience directly applicable to position; (2) is deemed the best candidate for the position; and (3) written approval to hire a candidate without a BSN is received from the hiring Director, Nursing Practice Professional Development & Informatics Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer. If a candidate is hired without a BSN after meeting these criteria, the candidate must either have 30 years of experience directly applicable to the position or sign a written agreement consenting to obtain a BSN within four years from his/her hire date.

EXCEPTION B: Candidate must meet all of the following: (1) is currently employed by Nebraska Medicine, or is eligible for rehire into a benefit eligible employment status at Nebraska Medicine within 364 days of the previous termination date; (2) hired by Nebraska Medicine before November 21, 2014, or hired by an entity acquired by Nebraska Medicine if the employee was hired before the acquisition; (3) has experience directly applicable to position; and (4) currently hold a Registered Nursing License.

Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.

Date Posted December 3, 2022
Date Closes December 18, 2022
Requisition REQ-14694
Address East Campus Corp Pavilion
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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