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RN Specialist in Poison Information

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

As a registered nurse specialist in poison information (RN SPI), you will be joining a team of toxicologists providing clinical oversight and guidance to the central and southern Virginia region. The Blue Ridge Poison Center serves 54 counties, 19 cities, and 48 hospitals in our region. An RN SPI working in our call center, provides telephone triage, assessment, management and follow up advice while working closely with toxicology fellows and attendings to manage cases from the public, hospitals, and emergency services medical technicians and paramedics.Emergency or critical care background is preferred, but not required, and an RN SPI must be able to demonstrate critical thinking, and good clinical decision making capability. The ability to utilize several different integrated computer platforms, while managing low to high complexity clinical cases, is a necessary skill for success as an RN SPI. Initial training and continuing education is integrated into the first three years of employment, as this is a highly specialized clinical discipline.

  • Provides case management and decision making to the public and healthcare professions:
  • Participates in quality efforts:
  • Managers multiple information systems:
  • Lifelong learning encompasses:
  • Empowered Leaders Demonstrate Knowledge and Actively Participate in Shared Governance:
  • Relationship based care reflects the influence of the nurses relationship with self, colleagues and patient/family on patient experience:
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.Position Compensation Range: $31.35 - $50.16 HourlyMINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.Experience: 3 years relevant experienceLicensure: Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. National Certification in Poison Information within 3 years of hire date. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThis is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.COVID Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines ( webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginias General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA ( and Why Charlottesville ( webpages

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