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Certified Specialist Poison Information - PRN

Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center
Amarillo, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 22, 2024

Job Details

Extended Job Title

Certified Specialist Poison Information - PRN

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7

402511 - Texas Panhandle Poison Ctr Ama

Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for performing a wide variety of care activities in an assigned specialty or subspecialty outpatient clinic on an as needed basis. Incumbent is assigned per the direction of the local Director of Nursing Services. Work is performed as part of a total health care team in providing complete evaluations to patients.

Requisition ID


Travel Required


Pay Grade Maximum

Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Major/Essential Functions


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. Certification as a Specialist in Poison Information is required.
* 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

Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis


Schedule Details

varies: days, evenings, nights

Work Location



HSC - Amarillo


Texas Panhandle Poison Ctr Ama

Job Type

Part 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

Occasional Duties

Must complete TTUHSC employment requirements for annual training, etc.



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

66B, 66C, 66E, 66G, 66H, 66N, 66S, 66T

Air Force Specialty Code

46AX, 46FX, 46NX, 46PX, 46SX

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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