PharmD at poison control

Discussion in 'Medical Toxicology (MD, DO, PharmD)' started by evildarklord, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. evildarklord

    evildarklord 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    How much do pharmacists in the setting of a poison control center make annually?
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
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  3. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    Thought you were trying to do a residency. Shouldn't you be paying attention to the Match tomorrow instead of interviewing?
  4. angryrx

    angryrx 5+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    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.
  5. njac

    njac Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    it's a great job but I think it usually pays on the lower end of things.
  6. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    and you get to teach students and you don't take your work home with you! Plus I heard it never gets boring.
  7. MountainPharmD

    MountainPharmD custodiunt illud simplex 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    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.
  8. Rouelle

    Rouelle 5+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Some might argue that "and you have to teach students" might be more appropriate phrasing. ;)
  9. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    lol I'm biased obviously
  10. evildarklord

    evildarklord 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    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...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
  11. njac

    njac Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    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.
  12. evildarklord

    evildarklord 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    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...
  13. ValeUC

    ValeUC PharmD 5+ Year Member

    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.
  14. njac

    njac Senior Member 10+ Year Member ABAT requirements.

    It's apparently a beast.
  15. ellwoodis

    ellwoodis New Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2003
    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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