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Registered Nurse - Poison Center

Methodist Hospital
Date Posted
12 November, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Evening
Requisition Number
319640
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Registered Nurse - Poison Center

Job Description

Overview

We have an exciting Poison Control Registered Nurse opportunity at University Hospital!

This position is 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 position requires 3-5 years of bedside nursing experience in an ICU or ED setting.

  • 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: Assists in the development and presentation of education programs to the public on the topic of poison prevention and health care professionals on poison exposure management.
  • Project: Does one project per year, either clinical research or poison center operations-related, in order to enhance own knowledge, the poison control field or poison center operations. Is responsible for reading designated articles, professional journals, etc.
  • Attends Staff/Education Meetings to keep current with new development. Provides supervision and training to new employees and health care professional students during rotations through the Indiana Poison Center
  • Certification: Obtains certification from AAPCC as a CSPI (Certified Specialist in Poison Information) by successfully completing the CSPI Exam within 3 attempts

Being an IU Health nurse means building a professional nursing career crafted with competitive benefits, a culture that accepts your outstanding strengths, and supports your personal and professional goals. Are you seeking an organization where you can engage expertly, develop clinical expertise, embrace learning, cultivate new relationships, and fuel your spirit of inquiry? Apply today!

Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

 

  • Requires an Associates of Nursing (ASN); Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  • Requires current state of Indiana license as Registered Nurse.
  • 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.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to begin employment; however, all team members need to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

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 more than 34,000 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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