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Poison Specialist

Poison Center

You can make a lifesaving difference

If you’re a registered nurse or pharmacist with a drive to save lives and improve health for adults and kids across Wisconsin, here’s your golden opportunity.

The Wisconsin Poison Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is looking for a poison specialist to provide fast, accurate information to residents and health care providers across the state.

Poison specialists triage calls to our 24-hour call line, manage poisoning emergencies, make referrals and provide prevention education. This work directly impacts outcomes, improves public health and expands access by offering a free, confidential source for poison information.

When you work at Children’s, the rewards are great. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Be part of an organization that values and supports you
  • Grow your skills with specialized toxicology training
  • Gain the freedom to work from home after you complete a certification exam in poison information

Make a difference every day. Help Children’s provide the best and safest care by giving people vital health information when they need it most.

The Wisconsin Poison Center is a trusted resource for poison information and has served residents and health systems across the state for 43 years. Our toxicology-trained nurses and pharmacists are the first line of defense in a poisoning emergency. They are supported by physicians who are board certified in toxicology.

Job requirements

Candidates for the poison specialist position should have these qualifications:

  • Wisconsin licensure as a registered nurse or pharmacist
  • Three years of clinical experience in acute care, ambulatory care in a pediatric setting or previous experience in a poison center certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) — preferred
  • Once hired, you must follow a path to meet AAPCC prerequisites and successfully complete a poison specialist certification exam within three attempts

Job summary

Here are a few of the duties of a poison specialist at the Wisconsin Poison Center:

  • Triage incoming emergency calls from residents and health care providers in Wisconsin that involve accidental, intentional and occupational toxic exposures
  • Assess, evaluate and manage poison issues and emergencies for children and adults
  • Provide treatment, education and prevention recommendations regarding human toxic exposuresaccess our job application site
  • Use medically approved guidelines and multiple computer software systems to provide fast, accurate poison information

How to apply

Click here to apply and do a keyword search for “poison specialist.”