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RN Specialist in Poison Information


RN Specialist in Poison Information

  • R0041413
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Registered Nurse
  • UVA Medical Center
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 attending’s 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:
  • Managers 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 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) Health Care 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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The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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