Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:27 PM
Employment Status:AX : Active : Per Diem
Job Summary 13;
Through direct telephone consultation, provides logical and concise evaluations of potential poisonings and treatment recommendations to the lay public and/or health care professionals, utilizing standard poison information resources. This is a certified Poison Information Specialist position and usually requires very little guidance and direction.
Job Responsibilities 13;
1. Poisoning Management
* Triages all incoming calls within 5 rings and does not put callers on hold until at least initial triage is performed.
* Assesses human poisoning exposures by telephone consultation from the public and health care professionals. Provides information regarding animal poisonings when such information is available to the specialist or refers the caller to the National Animal Poison Control Center for management advice.
* Obtains a complete history on poisoning emergency, information and follow:up calls.
* Provides the caller with a calm evaluation of the incident and makes complete, concise and relevant recommendations for therapy.
* Demonstrates a courteous, reassuring and helpful manner during interactions with callers. Disengages politely from callers, particularly those who are seeking information not applicable to the services of Poison Control.
* Obtains information regarding the substance(s) involved in an exposure, route of exposure, mode and time of exposure, the patients medical history (when appropriate) and current condition.
* Utilizes Poison Control Center (PCC) information resources, including but not limited to, the Micromedex database, to provide accurate and timely information regarding poisoned patients.
* Utilizes PCC on:call toxicologists per PCC protocol
* Reviews and closes cases of Poison Information Interns before end of shift.
* Follows current PCC protocols 100 of the time.
* Determines the need for immediate evaluation at a health care facility. Refers callers to 911 if needed.
Obtains patient information and destination (name of nearest healthcare facility); contacts hospital emergency room triage nurse or physician with available data: patient information, history of exposure and treatment recommendations.
:Provides intervention as needed for follow:ups on hospitalized poisoned patients until patient is medically cleared or toxicology:related concerns have resolved.
* Assists the Clinical Manager in the education and orientation of visiting residents and pharmacy students. Staff members on duty are responsible for all information given and received by residents and students. No information can be provided to a caller unless prior approval by a specialist is given.
Job Responsibilities (Continued) 13;
2. Data Collection and Documentation
* Completes a Dotlab chart for every call received.
* The patient information section of every chart is to be completed immediately upon receiving the call. Obtains name and telephone number of caller and patient when possible (documents if unable to obtain).
* The history section of every chart is to be accurately completed as soon as the case is managed and no later than end of shift.
* Organizes case information clearly and in SOAP format so subsequent specialists will easily understand a given case in sufficient detail.
* Documents all required information for each poisoning exposure in the notes section of the TESS form by including all of the following: history, symptoms, calculations/ingredients, assessment and plan.
* Codes all TESS:related information accurately and completely with each chart entry. The specialist closing a chart must verify that this has been done and is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the TESS coding.
* The degree and frequency of follow:ups is at the discretion of the specialist, except in instances where there is a specific PCC follow:up protocol set.
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• Location: South Jersey
• Post ID: 43857053 southjersey