Registered Nurse Specialist in Poison Information
Job ID: R0041413 | Registered Nurse Professionals | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
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.
  • Manager multiple information systems.
  • Lifelong learning encompasses Empowered Leaders, Demonstrate Knowledge, and Actively Participate in Shared Governance.
  • Relationship-based care reflects the influence of the nurse's 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 Hourly

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure: 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) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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