Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation.
Current vacancy is part time with benefits, 64 hours per pay period, day/evening rotation and rotating weekends.
Responsible for providing immediate medical treatment recommendations for poisonings and overdoses to public and health care professional callers. Acts as an information resource regarding drug related questions. Teaches toxicology concepts to health care professional audiences. Maintains standards set by the department and translates policies and procedures into the daily operation of the poison center. Supports the values of the organization by demonstrating personal responsibility, respect for self and others, innovation through teamwork, dedication to caring, and excellence in customer service
- Provides immediate medical assessment, treatment and follow-up advice to the general public and health care providers regarding poisoning exposures via telephone
- Provides drug information to public and professional callers
- Researches and provides answers to questions relevant to clinical toxicology and drug information
- Accurately records medical case information utilizing computerized data collection software
- Supervises and provides consultation to Poison Information Providers
- Acts consistently with all Poison Center policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and refers all calls outside the scope of their position
- Participates in case review and quality assurance activities
- Provides public and professional education to all audiences
- Provides clinical instruction and supervision to pharmacy students, medical residents and toxicology fellows. May precept PharmD student rotations
- Participates in the training of new pharmacists and poison information providers
- Successfully completes the American Association of Poison Control’s Specialist in Poison Information certification exam when eligible
- Other duties as assigned
- Graduation from college with a degree in Pharmacy
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum of one to three years’ experience as a registered pharmacist in a hospital
- Certified Specialist in Poison Information certification from the American Association of Poison Control Centers
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
- Excellent problem-solving & communication skills (verbal & written)
- Must be a self-starter, able to work under pressure and be flexible in setting priorities
- Ability to do accurate, detailed analysis of complex information and issues is essential
- Extremely strong customer service orientation
- Effectively interacts with team members and other departments
- Adaptable to changing priorities, tasks, and work schedules to meet customer service standards
- Possession of a valid license to practice pharmacy in the State of Minnesota
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