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Specialist Poison Information

Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center
Amarillo, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 14, 2024
Extended Job Title

Specialist Poison Information

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7

402511 - Texas Panhandle Poison Ctr Ama

Position Description

Provides professional and technical assistance regarding poison information and potential poisoning exposures.

Requisition ID


Travel Required


Pay Grade Maximum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications.

Major/Essential Functions

This position is on-site only. A remote schedule will not be available.

This position will perform telephone triage for poison-related calls from both the public and health care providers/hospitals and provide treatment recommendations consistent with current guidelines and medical evidence. Initial one-on-one training will be provided for the first 6-12 weeks during the day/evening shift, after which the position will transition to evening/night shift. After roughly one year of service (depending on call volume), this team member may qualify to sit for the certification exam for Specialists in Poison Information. Once this credential is obtained, remote work becomes an option.

* Receives calls related to potential poisonings and obtains an accurate history of exposure.
* Calculates patient’s level of exposure and determines if patient is in range of toxicity using appropriate formulas.
* Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates an age appropriate plan of care utilizing approved poison center protocols and the Micromedex healthcare series software package.
* Communicates treatment information to healthcare professionals or the general public seeking poison center services.
* Provides information regarding identity and treatment of toxins and drugs to all healthcare personnel.
* Conducts/follow up calls in accordance with established policy and procedure.
* Documents collected information in an on-line database.

Grant Funded?


Pay Grade Minimum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications.

Pay Basis


Schedule Details

varies: days, evenings, nights

Work Location



HSC - Amarillo


Texas Panhandle Poison Ctr Ama

Job Type

Full Time

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website .

Job Group

Health Care Professional



EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

+Education:+ Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. +Licenses/Certifications:+ Certification or eligible for certification as a Specialist in Poison Information from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Navy Enlisted Classification Code


Army Military Occupational Specialty Code


Air Force Specialty Code

46FX, 46NX

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website .

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