Poison information provider answers poison and drug information questions through the Poison Center hotline.They responds to phone calls from both the public and health care providers needing emergency medical information regarding potential poisonings.
Poison information provider duties:
-uses poison information resources to interpret cases
-provides caller with assessment, evaluation, disposition, and education and prevention information regarding human toxic exposures using medically approved guidelines in computer software systems.
-recommends treatments or make referrals to health care facilities
-obtains caller background histories
-maintains records of calls.
-assists with poison-related education of health care professional.
Poison information provider education:
Degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, or Medicine, or a nationally certified Physician Assistant. Interpersonal skills necessary to successfully communicate with individuals of multiple cultural and educational backgrounds.
The average salary for poison information provider jobs is $40,000. Average poison information provider salaries can vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits.