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Discussion in 'Medical Toxicology (MD, DO, PharmD)' started by evildarklord, 03.20.12.

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    How much do pharmacists in the setting of a poison control center make annually?
     
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    Thought you were trying to do a residency. Shouldn't you be paying attention to the Match tomorrow instead of interviewing?
     
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    From what I've seen, same as staff rph for the affiliated hospital/facility. Assuming their funding isn't being threatened, it ranks among the best pharmacy jobs in my opinion.
     
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    it's a great job but I think it usually pays on the lower end of things.
     
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    and you get to teach students and you don't take your work home with you! Plus I heard it never gets boring.
     
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    I would guess it pays on the low end of staff RPh's at the facility. I applied for a position at Parkland Hospital here in Dallas. I never got called back. I was at little hesitant because the posting said BSN nurses could apply as well. I figured the salary would be low and they would hire nurses before RPh's.
     
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    Some might argue that "and you have to teach students" might be more appropriate phrasing. ;)
     
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    lol I'm biased obviously
     
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    Are there extra opportunities to become more clinical-oriented? My ideal job is a mix of academia/clinical with strong toxicology background....I just don't know the best way to work up to that type of position...
     
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    The job sounds like something one would do after an EM PGY-2 or tox fellowship.

    For the most part(generalization), the pharmacists in the pcc are CSPIs vs the more academic/clinical types are DABAT.
     
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    How possible for CSPIs to advance into DABAT and become more clinically trained? I'm really curious because my passion is in EM/Critical Care mixed with Toxicology, but all dreams are kind of crushed away yesterday after mis-matched...
     
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    We have an opportunity to do a rotation at the local poison control center which is based inside a secure facility in the university hospital. I signed up for it but I won't know what my actual APPE schedule is until next month.
     
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    http://www.clintox.org/ABAT_Certification.cfm ABAT requirements.

    It's apparently a beast.
     
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    Following up, has anyone determined the salary of Poison Control Pharmacist?
    I called around to several Texas PCC's and couldn't determine salaries.
    The pharmacists did say that they're replacing the RPH's with RN's.
    There are 5 PCC's in Texas.
    They used to be open 24 hrs a day but now all but 2 go home at 10pm. 2 PCC's, including Dallas, apparently have funds to stay open 24 hours.
    I would imagine this arrangement can only work in a big state as the money is allocated per state.
    With such a large study hurdle (see above), is this a career path worth going into?
    RN's in Texas are paid $21-$30 an hour, so I'd imagine the RPH salary was at most 66% more?
     

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