Poison Information Specialist Nurse (RN) - Poison Control Call Center- New Graduates Welcome

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2021

Job Description


Maine Medical Center is currently seeking a Poison Information Specialist for the Northern New England Poison Center. This team-focused, intellectually challenging position requires a "can do" problem-solving attitude. On-the-job training and national exam required (1-3 years after hire). The incumbent must pass the American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Certification Exam within two testing periods. We are accepting new graduates for this position, and will assist with certification.  Maine Medical Center is the states largest Medical Center and the flagship facility for MaineHealth.

This is a 40 hour role with rotating shifts including day, evening, night, weekends and holidays - while utilizing the self scheduling model. 

This position requires strong problem-solving skills, and due to the call center environment requires sitting and typing for extended periods.  This position is based in a call center setting.

  Position Summary   Manages poison exposures and answers poison and drug information questions through the Poison Center hotline.   Assists with poison related education of health care professional, the lay public and Poison Information Providers (PIP).  Contributes to assigned projects, which may include grants, contracts, outreach, data organizing and reporting, quality assurance and research. Prepares for and passes American Association Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) Certification Exam within two testing periods.   Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Education: Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, or Medicine, or a nationally certified Physician Assistant.
  • License/Certifications: Currently licensed in the State of Maine.
  • Experience: Previous experience with or ability to learn to use the Micromedex, and the Toxicall, Databases.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to formulate patient management plans for poisoned patients utilizing computer and text resources, and to interpret locate and interpret primary medical literature.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to successfully communicate with individuals of multiple cultural and educational backgrounds.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.