At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Poison Information Program (Pharmacology Department) and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Poison Information Specialist RN or Pharmacist will be responsible for:
Receiving and responding to calls involving actual or suspected poisoning exposures. Calming and reassuring callers. Obtaining detailed information regarding substance involved and victims' symptoms and condition. Researching and recommending course of action. Accurately recording and coding specified information as required.
Answering and documenting telephone requests for information. Assessing nature and complexity of call and determines the depth of information to be exchanged. Accurately recording and coding specified information as required.
Contacting health care providers and other callers for follow-up information on patient's progress. Accurately recording the information in the patient's record.
Attending continuing education courses and seminars to update knowledge. Sharing observations and experience in the management of poisonings. Participating in regional toxicology meetings, as encouraged.
Assisting in the orientation and training of new clinical staff as well as in teaching students, visitors and other groups in the general principles of toxicology/poison prevention and treatment.
Working within fixed shifts as assigned to meet the staffing needs of the Center.
To qualify, you must have:
Current registration and MA state license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Pharmacist.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Pharmacy, and one to two years of experience.
The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, or well-developed writing skills.
Must be able to work all weekends as this is a weekends position. Possibility of getting some extra hours during the week.
*This is primarily a weekends position - must be able to mainly work Saturdays and Sundays*
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 2905687
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.