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Poison Control Pharmacist

Company: Maine Medical Center
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY Position Summary

Maine Medical Center is currently seeking a Clinical Pharmacist for the Northern New England Poison Center located in Portland. This team-focused, intellectually challenging position requires a \\"can do\\" problem-solving attitude. This position will have on-the-job training with the expectation of passing the American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Certification Exam within two testing periods. We are accepting new graduates for this position, and will assist with certification. MaineHealth - Maine Medical Center is the state's largest Medical Center.

This is a 40 hour role with rotating shifts including day, evening, night (some flexibility with shift lengths) weekends and holidays.

This position requires strong problem-solving skills, and due to being based in a call center environment, requires sitting and typing for extended periods of time. Manages poison exposures and answers poison and drug information questions through the Poison Center hotline. Supervises Poison Information Provider (PIP) staff managing hotline calls after nationally certified in poison information. Assists with drug- and poison-related education of healthcare professionals, the lay public and PIPs. Contributes significantly to assigned projects, which may include grants, contracts, outreach, data organizing and reporting, quality assurance and research. Under the general direction of the Poison Center Director, or their designee, the Clinical Pharmacist formulates recommendations based on current literature and established standards of practice, directly supervises supportive personnel, serves as a resource for drug information.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

* Education: Graduate of an ACCP accredited school/college of pharmacy is required.

* License/Certifications: Eligible or currently licensed in the State of Maine.

* Experience: Previous experience with or ability to learn to use the Micromedex and Toxicall Database is preferred. Experience in the monitoring and consultation on drug therapy in patients of all age groups is preferred.

* Ability to formulate patient management plans for poisoned patients using computer and text resources, and to locate and interpret primary medical literature

* Ability to use Microsoft Word.

* Excellent oral communication skills, both speaking and listening, and comfort conveying medical information via telephone.

* Ability to communicate with people of varied cultural and educational backgrounds.

* Previous experience with or ability to learn to use the Micromedex database and Toxicall. Databases.

* Basic computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet searches.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Maine Medical Center, Portland , Poison Control Pharmacist, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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