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Poison Information Specialist - req# 7871

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 7/18/2019
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Poison Information Specialist

Requisition IDreq7871
Working TitlePoison Information Specialist
Position GradeCN15
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) in Albuquerque, are seeking a Poison Information Specialist for the Poison Center.

The NMPDIC is a major teaching site for UNM's College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine.

Required Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receive and respond to telephone inquiries from the general public, health care practitioners, and other agencies regarding poison and drug information.
  • Provide information on the toxicity of drugs, poisons, chemicals, biologics, hazardous materials, and other substances; Recommend antidotes, treatments, and/or courses of action to callers in emergency situations.
  • Provide information on all aspects of drug usage to health care practitioners, agencies, and the public, as assigned.
  • After the three-to-six month training period, the schedule will consist of the midnight shift exclusively.
  • Some weekends and holidays are required.

Located in the historically-rich southwest, the College of Pharmacy is part of the Health Sciences campus and works collaboratively with the School of Medicine, College of Nursing, UNM Hospitals, and UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center in the state's largest health complex. For more information, go to http://nmpoisoncenter.unm.edu/

The NMPDIC is accredited as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. NMPDIC provides services to the entire state of New Mexico on a 24/7 basis. We provide treatment recommendations during possible poisonings, collaborate with the Department of Health during statewide and national emergencies, and assist emergency personnel during hazardous material incidents. In addition to the Specialists, the NMPDIC employs a full-time Educator who represents NMPDIC at fairs, group presentations to audiences of all ages, training, and collaboration with pharmacy students, and many other collaborative efforts.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. Certification/LicensureMust be eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of New Mexico.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • (Certified) Poison Information Specialist Emergency Department or ICU experience
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Experience using electronic clinical database resources
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to type 50 WPM
  • Previous elective course or experiential rotation in toxicology
Additional RequirementsAbility to work the midnight shift exclusively, after the 3-6 month training period is complete.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPoison Control (040A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Part-Time
Term End Date
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$31.44 minimum to $47.16 midpoint
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date2/3/2019
Application InstructionsComplete Online Application, attach Cover Letter and Resume.Please provide phone and email contact information for three (current or previous) supervisory references.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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