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Medical Director (Part Time or Full Time)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Medical Director (Part Time or Full Time)
Department Poison Control Center (1908)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

We are seeking a Medical Director who can provide medical direction and education for the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center (AzPDIC). The AzPDIC provides emergency medical toxicology consultations to over 20,000 people per year. The Medical Director is responsible for overseeing the medical direction of this care. The Medical Director is also responsible for providing necessary education to keep the center up to date on current trends and treatment in the field of medical toxicology. This education and training is provided to the specialists in poison information, fellows, residents, and students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide medical direction 24 hours per day and education to all staff and rotators.
  • Direct and supervise all Center matters that concern medical back-up, resources, consultation and advice.
  • Provide advice and consultation to physician callers or poison center specialists on cases involving potentially severe symptoms, and medical management questions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the specialist in decision-making processes for home management of difficult cases.
  • Conduct Center rounds to review active cases and to answer questions regarding staff and trainee participation in patient care.
  • Responsible for arranging the physician consultant on-call schedule for the Center.
  • Remain accessible when on call by telephone to poison specialists 24 hours a day.
  • Responsible for conversation/correspondence with physicians over issues and controversies dealing with patient/case management.
  • Be reachable to resolve clinical questions and issues where a consensus or agreement between the specialist and physician consultant on call is lacking.
  • Present to the Center new issues in the medical literature or experience which may give better directions or guidelines.
  • Give advice and guidance in Center policy development and decision-making, this includes the development of guidelines for the care of patients.
  • Meet with the Director to take part in activities involved with quality assurance and service evaluation.
  • Direct & supervise the activities of all medical toxicologists and medical trainees.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Board certified in Medical Toxicology.
  • Active on a Board in the applicants’ perspective primary specialty.
  • 5 or more years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic science background.
  • Experience in clinical research.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time To be determined.
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20 - 40
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $273,000 Annually (to be prorated by FTE, if less than 1.0)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21627
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 04/24/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 04/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/24/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Are you Board Certified in Medical Toxicology?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you active on a Board in your respective primary specialty; AND do you have five (5) or more years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents