Poison Information Specialist Nurse (RN) - Poison Control Call Center - NewGraduates Welcome
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Summary Maine Medical Center is currently seeking a Poison
Information Specialist for the Northern New England Poison Center.
This team-focused, intellectually challenging position requires a
"can do" problem-solving attitude. On-the-job training and national
exam required (1-3 years after hire). The incumbent must pass 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. Maine Medical
Center is the states largest Medical Center and the flagship
facility for MaineHealth.
This is a 40-hour role with rotating shifts including day, evening,
night, weekends and holidays - while utilizing the self scheduling
model. This position requires strong problem-solving skills, and
due to the call center environment requires sitting and typing for
extended periods. The Poison Info Specialist Nurse is in a call
center setting and is based in Portland, Maine.
Manages poison exposures and answers poison and drug information
questions through the Poison Center hotline. Assists with poison
related education of health care professional, the lay public and
Poison Information Providers (PIP). Contributes to assigned
projects, which may include grants, contracts, outreach, data
organizing and reporting, quality assurance and research. Prepares
for and passes American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)
Certification Exam within two testing periods.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred.
- License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a
Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine.
- Experience: Previous experience with or ability to learn to use
the Micromedex, and the Toxicall, Databases.
- Ability to use Microsoft Word.
- Ability to formulate patient management plans for poisoned
patients utilizing computer and text resources, and to interpret
locate and interpret primary medical literature.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to successfully communicate with
individuals of multiple cultural and educational backgrounds.
MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in
2022 by Forbes!
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose
vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest
in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a
comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services,
home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working
together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately
22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care,
diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New
Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org
At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's
needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages
include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave,
retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our
comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and
include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.
With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be
working with health care professionals that truly value the people
around them - both within the walls of the organization and the
neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the
well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in
fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate
caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will
be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new
level.Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet
designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is
Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC
offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in
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