Nuclear Pharmacy Technician (Full-Time 40 hrs)

Company information

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide.

The company provides clinically-proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with more than 40,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.


For nearly half of a century, the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health has set the standard for the radiopharmaceutical industry. Nuclear Pharmacy Services, whose network of over 130 pharmacies fills 65% of radiopharmaceutical unit doses nationwide, has consistently demonstrated leadership through innovation and a commitment to excellence. 

What does Nuclear Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health?

Nuclear Pharmacy is responsible for providing radiopharmaceuticals and other drugs to medical care providers under highly regulated State and Federal guidelines may also consult with or advise physicians and nuclear medicine technologists on the safe and efficacious use of radioactive drugs for diagnosis and therapy

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Schedule

  • Monday through Friday from 3:00a to 11:00a. Candidate must be flexible to work different days, hours and schedules based on business need.   Must be able to work some weekends and holidays.

Accountabilities in this role

Under the immediate direction of a qualified licensed Staff Pharmacist, your duties include:

  • Prepares prescriptions by typing labels and obtain Staff Pharmacist approval
  • Compounds medications according to applicable state laws and obtain Pharmacist endorsement.
  • Draws doses into either a syringe or vial
  • Performs quality assurance tests on instruments and radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with Federal, State, Company and manufacturer's guidelines
  • Receives, documents, and stores incoming and outgoing pharmaceuticals according to the Department of Transportation and Company guidelines
  • Maintains computer inventory and records to ensure proper utilization of materials and accounting for all radioactive materials and Rx drugs
  • Assists and/or performs in the labeling of blood cell products
  • Elutes generator
  • Receives standard diagnostic prescription orders from Cardinal Health customers, with the exception of those orders prohibited by regulation or Cardinal Health policy
  • Performs radiation safety tasks including well checks & efficiencies, air monitoring, fume hood flow checks, room wipes & surveys, waste management, vehicle surveys, and meter checks
  • May provide radiation safety training to facility staff members

  • Performs general laboratory and facility clean up
  • May perform clerical and administrative services including maintenance of daily records, preparation of receipts, report preparation, and maintenance of billing records
  • Makes deliveries to accounts with company vehicles as needed
  • Speaks with customers and address questions and/or concerns via telephone 
  • Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy.  Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding
  • May oversee the work and training of other non-pharmacists in the non-dispensing tasks of handling radioactivity
  • May assist Radiation Safety Officer as permitted by state and federal regulation

Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent strongly preferred
  • State Pharmacy Technician license or national pharmacy technician registration/license required 
  • Must be licenced as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in the State of Mississippi
  • Previous experience working as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Successfully completed Cardinal Health’s nuclear pharmacy technician training program or has been a previous nuclear pharmacy technician
  • Past IV experience is a plus
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. 
  • Minimum of  21 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Flexibility to work various shifts is preferred
  • Comfortable performing repetitive motions/tasks is required
  • Comfortable working in a nuclear environment is required
  • Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation required.
  • Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation required
  • Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation required
  • Ability to work overtime with little or no advance notice required
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets
  • Must be comfortable working with computers and able to operate Microsoft Word
  • Must be comfortable working in an IV clean room environment. Previous IV / Clean-room experience is preferred, but not required. 

  • Must be comfortable working in a team environment

  • Driving to deliver medicine to customers and hospitals is required.

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