Poison Information Specialist

Poison Control Call Center

Part Time


.5 FTE, See hours below on job summary

.5 FTE,  Nights, working 10 hr shifts. 9pm - 7am every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Every Other Wednesday.

This position will require an orientation period of at least 6 months (working evening shifts) before starting on the night schedule.  

 Provide informational assistance by telephone to health care professionals and consumers about poison exposures. Obtain complete histories, assess poisoning severity, and make appropriate treatment recommendations. Refer patients to health care facilities as necessary and contact health care providers to provide treatment recommendations for referred patients. Follow up on patients treated at health care facilities and home.

Minimum one year of nursing experience in a patient-care setting or minimum one year experience working as a Poison Information Provider/Specialist in poison control required. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, AMA-approved physician assistant program or accredited college of pharmacy required. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Registered Pharmacist in the state of Nebraska required. Required to take the American Association of Poison Control Centers Certification Exam for Specialists in Poison Information when eligible and required to pass the exam within three administrations after meeting the eligibility criteria. Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license preferred.

Ability to perform prolonged mental concentration to read and gather information required. Skill in typing and use of computer required. Ability to perform complex math calculations required. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and health care professionals required. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including night shifts and holidays as assigned required.