Poison Information Specialist - HSC Charleston Division
West Virginia University HSC Charleston Division is currently accepting applications for a Poison Information Specialist.
About the Opportunity
As a Poison Information Specialist, you will answer calls coming into the emergency and information lines of the West Virginia Poison Center. Triage those calls according to severity and formulate a poisoning management recommendation plan with speed and accuracy. When formulating the plan, the Poison Specialist uses the obtained patient history, interpretation of laboratory data, and the results of mathematical calculations. Maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all poison exposure and information calls using the Poison Center's on-line data collection system.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
- 37.5-hour work week
- 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
- 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
- 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
- WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
- 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
- Wellness programs
What you'll do:
- 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. When formulating the management plan, the Poison Specialist uses patient history, interpretation of laboratory data, and the results of mathematical calculations. Maintains thorough and accurate documentation of all poison exposure calls using the Poison Center's on-line data collection system.
- Conducts follow-up calls on all hospital and selected home cases according to established WV Poison Center guidelines, protocols, policies, and procedures
- Answers poisoning information and WV Poison Center contracted public health emergency information calls coming into the West Virginia Poison Center. Triages those calls according to need, formulates an answer, and communicates that answer with speed and accuracy. Maintains documentation according to policy and procedures using the Poison Center's on-line data collection system
- Provides designated office staff with address information for those callers wishing additional poison prevention information and assists with poison prevention activities as assigned
- When not answering calls or completing documentation, works on continuing education pertaining to job responsibilities
- Associates degree in nursing
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a registered nurse in a hospital setting preferred.
- Advanced problem solving
- Independent learning
- Information retrieval and analysis
- Computer skills
- Ability to type with speed and accuracy
- Mathematical calculation skills
- Ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with cultural competence
- Ability to work with others
- Ability to hear and verbally communicate (in English) over the telephone
- Must be able to read information from computer screens
- Active registered nurse, licensed in WV (requirement of the American Association of Poison Control Centers)
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.
Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.
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.