Jobs at the National Capital Poison Center

About the National Capital Poison Center

The National Capital Poison Center (NCPC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose staff works tirelessly to prevent poisonings, save lives, and limit poisoning injury by providing free, expert guidance online or by phone, 24/7. We have been providing a critical public health service to the Washington, DC metro area via telephone since 1980, and helping people from all over the country and even internationally online since 2014 through webPOISONCONTROL. In addition, NCPC provides poisoning prevention education, hazard detection and elimination through poisoning surveillance, professional education in state-of-the-art treatment of poisonings, and health care cost-containment by handling 70% of poison exposure cases at the exposed person's home, helping patients avoid the cost and stress of unnecessary emergency department visits and ambulance runs. Studies have shown that poison centers like NCPC are cost effective, saving at least $6 for every dollar spent on them. In short, NCPC is dedicated to improving the public’s safety through an unrelenting search for hazards, aggressive advocacy of hazard elimination, effective poisoning prevention public education, and successful collaborations with community and public health partners. 

The National Capital Poison Center is Hiring!

Thank you for your interest in working for the National Capital Poison Center (NCPC), a part of the U.S. Poison Control system. All staff at NCPC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are employees of The George Washington University (GWU), and eligible for the University's many benefits! Please note that at this time we do not offer any 100% remote positions. Successful candidates will either already reside in the greater Washington, DC metro area or have an acceptable timeline in place for relocation. Relocation costs are not reimbursed.

If you are interested in any of our available positions, please email your resume and cover letter as PDFs to:

Krista Osterthaler, MPH
Director, External Affairs

If selected, you will be asked to formally apply through The George Washington University jobs website.

As of November 30, 2022, we are seeking applicants for:

Finance & Grants Administrator - BA/BS + professional experience required.

Poison Information Specialist - will train; RN/BSN, RPh/BSPharm, or PharmD required.

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