• Poison Control Specialist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/27/2018 12:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COP Poison Control Center
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Work Schedule for this position is evenings and occasional weekend work


    The Poison Control Specialist is responsible for processing calls regarding toxic or potentially toxic exposures received from health care providers and the public throughout Arkansas. This is a professional to professional call center for clinical toxicologic exposures and professional to public for potentially poisoned individuals. The staff have administrative responsibilities with budget or grants/contracts.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience.


    • Provides information and treatment advice to callers regarding toxic exposures or potentially toxic exposures.
    • Creates and updates electronic medical records created by these inquires.
    • Provides educational information on toxic substances and drug substances to callers.
    • Assists in the education and instruction of professional students and residents.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • RN degree
    • Current and valid licensure in the State of Arkansas
    • Intermediate proficiency with computers (MS Office preferred)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • ED or Critical Care experience but new graduates with past LPN experience in those areas may be considered

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

    • Knowledge of toxic exposure management.
    • Knowledge of toxic exposure chemicals, ingredients, and medical consultation.
    • Ability to follow up on lab interpretations and medical consultation.
    • Ability to compile information into report form.
    • Ability to make recommendations on toxic chemicals management.
    • Ability to maintain toxic exposure data in an electronic database.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)].  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Continuously
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Not required
    Hazards: None


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