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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.
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
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.”