University of Utah Job Description
Works under minimal supervision to provide assessment, case management advice and follow-up care for emergency and instructional telephone calls received by the Utah Poison Control Center from the general public, health care professionals, public health, and University Staff and Students. Preceptor for PharmD students and provides didactic lectures at the College of Pharmacy.
This position requires licensure as a Pharmacist (or the ability to obtain a pharmacist licensure within 4 months of hire) in the State of Utah; current national certification as a Specialist in Poison Information or the ability to obtain the certification within 2 exam cycles; knowledge of human pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and drug information; and demonstrated human relation, organization and effective communication skills.
Poison Information Specialist certification requires passing an examination. Eligibility for the exam requires licensure as a Pharmacist or Registered Nurse, working 2000 hours in a Poison Information Center and fielding 2000 poison exposure calls. Certification must be renewed every seven years.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position will work under pressure and make clinical decisions with limited amounts of information.
This position involves working with telephone callers in emergency situations. The ability to clearly and concisely transmit information to all callers in highly stressful situations is critical. The incumbent must be able to assess the circumstances of a poisoning situation and function effectively to manage life-threatening exposures.
The Utah Poison Control Center operates 24 hours a day. Incumbents may be required to participate in a rotating shift schedule which includes night and weekends and/or may be required to take call.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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