Pharmacist - Poison Center


  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Posted: Feb 20, 2019

Job Description


Telephone Consultation and Data Collection - 70% annually
Works under minimal supervision to provide clinical information and case management advice for telephone calls received by the Iowa Poison Control Center.
Answers drug information questions if beyond RN SPIs scope of knowledge.
Obtains pertinent information from the caller to assess the seriousness of the situation and the caller's level of understanding/state of mind and independently determine whether the situation can be handled by the IPCC or whether the patient should be seen by a health care provider.
Utilizes appropriate resources (Poisindex, triage and clinical guidelines, reference books, on-call toxicologist) in the triage and management of poisoned/overdosed patients.
Provides follow-up calls with callbacks as needed to ascertain patient status, symptom resolution, compliance with recommended therapy, and where appropriate, status after discharge.
Delivers high quality care while demonstrating knowledge and skills of clinical toxicology in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge required to manage the wide variety of poisonings encountered.
Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patients care utilizing the IPCCs computerized medical record system.
Assures data collected is compliant with National Poison Data System (NPDS) coding requirements and allows quality assurance review of information obtained and provided.
Provides a high-level customer service at every level.
Conduct daily peer case review and uses results of quality improvement activities to initiate change.
Public and Professional Education - 20% annually
Maintains status as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) or Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (DABAT).
Participates in outreach education efforts.
Precept pharmacy students and residents and provide leadership and coordination of the daily operations of the experiential programs.
Provide didactic lectures on poisoning/clinical toxicology topics to internal and external audiences.
Evaluate the academic progress of pharmacy students and residents in didactic and practice settings.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria - 10% annually
Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

Schedule Information


Schedule: Day/Evening; 8 and 12 hr shifts; 12 hr shifts every 3rd weekend