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Registered Nurse - Poison Center - Part Time Evening (No Weekends) - Relocation Incentives Available! Seeking Experienced RNs!

Methodist Hospital
Date Posted
15 March, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Part Time
Evening
Requisition Number
368572
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Registered Nurse - Poison Center - Part Time Evening (No Weekends) - Relocation Incentives Available! Seeking Experienced RNs!

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Job Description

Overview

We have an exciting and rewarding part-time opportunity available at the Indiana Poison Center, based at Methodist Hospital! This position is in a call center environment and will be responsible for managing inquiries concerning poison exposures received via a 24-hour emergency telephone line. The incumbent triages and provides accurate and complete management information to the public, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical personnel, and other health care providers.

This individual should have 3-5 years of bedside nursing experience in an ICU or ED setting. There is an on-call requirement, 3 days per 6-week schedule block.

  • Triage: Triages incoming phone calls to ensure poison exposures receive priority assistance and documents all required case information in the computerized patient management system. Assesses probable level of toxicity by researching available databases for each poison exposure. Communicates with expert consultants as needed.
  • Treatment: Recommends and directs home management or initiates referral to appropriate medical facility. Notifies health care facilities of impending arrival, history, and treatment recommendations. Follows up on each potentially toxic case to ensure effective treatment is provided.
  • Information: Answers questions pertaining to drug toxicity and medical information for calls where no poison exposure exists. Investigates media or other reports of toxic hazards to the public and dispenses accurate information and recommendations to requests for information about same.
  • Training: May assist in the development and presentation of education programs to the public on the topic of poison prevention and health care providers on poison exposure management as interested
  • Certification: Obtains certification from AAPCC as a CSPI (Certified Specialist in Poison Information) by successfully completing the CSPI Exam within 3 attempts
  • Teaching: Provides supervision and training to new employees and health care professional students during rotations through the Indiana Poison Center

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Requires an Associates of Nursing (ASN); Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Requires an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Indiana or an active Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) RN license.
  • Requires that the RN has graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA.
  • Other advanced Life Support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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