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Poison Information Registered Nurse - BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC), BC Centre for Disease Control

Poison Information Registered Nurse – BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

BC Centre for Disease Control

The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) is located at the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver and is staffed with pharmacists, nurses, and physicians who have specific expertise in the provision of drug and poison information services. DPIC provides information services, advice and consultation to the general public and healthcare professionals via the drug information line and the 24-hour poison information line.

The Poison Information Nurse provides information services to the public and healthcare professionals via a 24-hour poison information line located at the BCCDC Office in Vancouver. 

You will: 

  • Respond appropriately to poison calls from throughout the province.
  • Act as a resource to other healthcare professionals, including nurses, by providing treatment recommendations and assists physicians in the decision-making process regarding treatment strategies including antidote use.
  • Work with callers from the public and emergency response, calling ahead to emergency rooms to advise of incoming patients and treatment recommendations.
  • Work with other facilities such as group homes, correctional facilities and outpost nursing stations to provide immediate information and guidance on medication errors, toxicology and other poison-related questions and calls.


You have:

  • Graduated from an approved School of Nursing.
  • Current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Three (3) years recent, related experience with triage and clinical assessment in poisoning events or poison control.
  • Will consider experience in critical care environments such as Emergency Department, intensive care or high dependency units.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of in-service teaching or continuing education principles.
    Demonstrated computer skills with relevant software such as MS Office and centre applications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrated listening skills.
  • Demonstrated strong judgment, decision-making and analytical skills.

You have the ability to:

  • Work both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Work under stressful conditions in a calm and effective manner.
  • Work a variety of shifts, including night shifts and weekends, as required.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Part-Time (0.50 FTE)
Wage: $41.42-$50.77 per hour
Location: 655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Rotating Schedule: Days, Evenings, Nights - 0700-1500, 0842-1642, 1518-2318, 2300-0800
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What we do

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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