Georgia Employer POISON INFO SPECIALIST SR in Atlanta, Georgia

Grady Health System offers many career paths. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding position at Grady!SUMMARYThe Senior Poison Information Specialists is a certified individual who serves as a knowledge resource and uses independent judgment to help physicians plan the optimum management of toxicological problems. The individual has the responsibility for evaluating the toxic hazards and initiating appropriate management of toxicological emergencies, potential rabies exposures, and problems presented by the public. Interacts with government emergency resources (fire, police, medical) in organizing response to toxic emergencies. Reports all potential rabies exposures to Georgia State Department of Human Resources. Represents the hospital through contacts with the news media and through community health programs. Trains and supervises junior members of the poison center staff and participates in the training of house staff, medical students and other health care professionals.QUALIFICATIONSBaccalaureate degree and/or degree in Pharmacy, Nursing (to include Associate Degree), Medical Doctor degree or similar health care profession as defined for eligibility for certification as Poison Information Specialist as defined by the American Association of Poison Control Centers required.Training and experience within the medical health field as a pharmacist, nurse, or medical doctor required.Four (4) years (8,000 hours or more) of experience as a Specialist in Poison Information (SPI) required.Must be currently certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (examination required) and maintain certification (required)Must have unrestricted current health care license (required)Knowledge of the toxicological applications of human physiology, chemistry pharmacology, action of drug, chemical and biologic toxins, information resources and their applications, pertinent toxicological literature, medical terminology, systems of emergency management of this region required.EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.