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Poison Information Specialist Nurse - Poison Control Call Center

Portland, ME

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Maine Medical Center

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Poison Information Specialist Nurse - Poison Control Call Center
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
Full Time - Rotating Shift

 

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 state’s 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.  This position is based in a call center setting.

 

The Poison Information Specialist 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.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, or Medicine, or a nationally certified Physician Assistant.
  • Currently licensed in the State of Maine.
  • 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.

 

To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://www.careersatmainehealth.org/jobs/985851-poison-information-specialist-nurse-rn-poison-control-call-center-new-graduates-welcome

 

About Maine Medical Center:
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-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 Portland.

 

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of twelve local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 22,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave (available at most locations), 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 healthcare 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 wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

 

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.

 

 

 


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