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Poison Information Specialist Full-time Job

4 months ago Medical & Healthcare Manhattan   157 views
Job Details
  • The PCC is an emergency medical hotline that has been around for almost 70 years and responds to requests for assistance from both the public and health care providers for drug information or intentional and unintentional exposures as well as information requests regarding a variety of issues including medication safety (interactions, indications for use, disposal). The Bureau seeks to hire a Poison Information Specialist (Level II) to work in our NYC Poison Control Center (PCC).


  • The candidate will be responding to emergency calls from both the public and health care providers
  • The calls from the public will be triaged either to the emergency department, a private physician or clinic, or to stay home with follow up from the PCC. Ca
  • Calls from health care providers include the PCC as part of treating team and will be the resource for the patient care
  • All cases will be documented in real time in our data collection software in compliance with current NYS and American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) requirements. Reference resources are on site

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Must possess one of the following valid New York State licenses or certification:

Registered Pharmacist, Registered Professional Nurse, Registered Physician’s Assistant, Certified Nurse Practicioner

The licenses and/or certification listed above must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Preferred Skills

All candidates must be either a NYS licensed and registered pharmacist, nurse, or physician assistant. If candidates possess a BSN, must have 1 year of experience in the Emergency room or in the Intensive Care Unit. All candidates must have clear communication skills. Second language skills are desired but are not required. All candidates must sit for the AAPCC certification examination and maintain their certification throughout their employment.

Additional Information


    Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
  • Current Resume
  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
    Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

    If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


    The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

    Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:



To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 432950

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Work Location

455 First Ave., N.Y.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

Company Description
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Careers and Employment