University of Utah Poison Information Specialist-Pharmacist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/03/2017

Requisition Number PRN15424B

Job Title Poison Information Specialist-Pharmacist

Working Title Poison Information Specialist-Pharmacist

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00282 - Poison Control Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 75900 to 112,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Specialists in poison information provide assessment, case management advice and follow-up care for emergency and instructional telephone calls received by the Utah Poison Control Center from the general public, public health and health care professionals.

They also precept PharmD students and provide didactic lectures in the College of Pharmacy.

Although the current full time opening begins in May 2018, applicants are highly encouraged to apply now. The selected candidate will be hired to work now as a part time student and will transition to full time benefited potion in May of 2018.


Provides verbal and written clinical toxicology consultation in response to emergency and informational telephone calls and completes documentation in computerized medical record system.

Investigates case history, researches medical literature and consults appropriate sources to provide informed and proper treatment and triage recommendations and develops protocols that are medically and economically appropriate.

Precepts PharmD students and Pharmacy Practice residents. Prepares and delivers lectures on poisoning topics to internal and external audiences. Participates in other outreach education activities and on-going clinical research projects.

Prepares information for and attends case conference meetings, in-service sessions and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires licensure as a Pharmacist (or the ability to obtain Utah pharmacist licensure within 4 months of graduation and candidate works in non benefited poison center student position until licensure); the ability to obtain nationalSPIcertification within 2 exam cycles (or becomeABATdiplomate); knowledge of human pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and drug information; and demonstrated human relation, organization and effective communication skills.

Eligibility for the exam requires licensure as a Pharmacist or Registered Nurse, working 2000 hours in a Poison Information Center and fielding 2000 poison exposure calls. Certification must be renewed every seven years. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.