Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) was established in 1988 as a program of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to 2004, Tennessee Poison Center served 57 Tennessee counties in middle, upper east and southeast Tennessee. As of February 1, 2004, Tennessee Poison Center is the only poison control center in Tennessee and serves all residents in 95 counties.
Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and health care professionals.
Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. This department averages 300 calls a day.
This successful individual will receive calls from hospitals (ER Staff), physicians and other customers regarding drug interactions, poison cases, pts that have overdosed on drugs, pts that are at home with questions and other poison control issues. This individual would take the calls research different drug interactions and follow each case by documenting appropriate information in the Tox system.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Provides accurate information regarding assessment and managing of potential poisoning.
Makes appropriate decisions based on triage, need for toxicologist consultation and treatment recommendations.
Projects confidence, professionalism and politeness with all callers.
Documents all information and exposure calls in Toxicall. Documents an accurate history, symptoms, assessment, and recommendation or plan on all exposure cases. Is able to utilize all office equipment that may be needed to perform job duties.
Participates in research and professional development and education to enhance the services of the TPC.
Participates in guideline development either through writing, updating, or reviewing guidelines.
Licensed Nurse, Pharmacist, or MD, and 2 years of registered nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant experience or the equivalent.
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Previous critical care experience
Previous Poison Control experience a plus.
Healthcare, Dental and Vision Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
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VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
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As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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