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Clinical Toxicology Specialist - West Virginia Poison Center

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Charleston, West Virginia
Health and Medical Services


The West Virginia Poison Center located in Charleston, WV is seeking applications for a Clinical Toxicology Specialist. This position answers calls coming into the emergency lines of the West Virginia Poison Center. Triages those calls according to severity and formulates a poisoning treatment management plan with speed and accuracy.

In orer to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Formulatingthe management plan usingpatient history, interpretation of laboratory data, and the results of mathematical calculations.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate documentation of all poison exposure and information calls using the Poison Center's on- line data collection system.
  • Conducts follow-up calls on all hospital and industry cases and selected home cases according to established Poison Center protocols.
  • Initiates additional follow-up calls on an as needed basis for home calls and on all hospital calls.
  • Provides the Administrative Assistant with address information for those callers wishing additional poison prevention information.
  • When not answering calls, works on continuing education projects pertaining to toxicology.

  • Associate degree in nursing or pharmacy; Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years of working as a nurse or pharmacist in a hospital setting (preferred) or other clinical setting.
  • Advanced problem solving
  • Independent learning
  • Information retrieval and analysis, computer, keyboarding, complex mathematical calculation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to hear and communicate effectively over the telephone
  • Must be able to read information from computer screens
  • Must be able to work and function independently as the person in this position will frequently be the only person

    in the poison center and telephones must be answered at all times


  • Active registered nurse or registered pharmacist license (requirement of the American Association of Poison Control Centers )
  • Acquire NIMS certification ICS 100, 200 & 700 after initial probationary period

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Jun 21, 2022

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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