Under general supervision, provides emergency information and treatment recommendations by phone to consumers and health care providers. Promotes public and professional education in the field of toxicology. Provides consultation and supervision to Poison Information Providers.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates ability to quickly learn and interpret pharmacology and toxicology related information. Ability to type 25-30 wpm. Ability to multi-task. Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical nursing practices. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. Knowledge of standards, policies and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to nursing. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. Ability to use computers and computer systems
Completion of a Nursing education program, which satisfies the licensing requirement of the Colorado State Board of Nursing. (BSN preferred)
Experience: Poison center, call center, emergency department, and/ or critical care experience preferred.
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location Rocky Mountain Poison Center
Shift Rotates, including weekends, nights and holidays
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Established in 1956 as a department within Denver Health, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety provides specialized research, education, prevention and treatment services to meet the unique and complex needs of public health, government agencies, and the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. RMPDS employs over 200 industry professionals and provides solutions that span the lifecycle of a drug or consumer product. Our Poison Center & Health Information and Drug & Consumer Product Services groups provide 24/7/365 contact center communication, exposure management, and toxicology consulting. We offer research, analysis, and surveillance, and consulting through our Research & Consulting Services group, including our industry-leading RADARS(r) system.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 2724
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.