Technician II, Nuclear Pharmacy

JOB TITLE: Technician II, Nuclear Pharmacy

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Function:
 Pharmacy Operations
Family: Nuclear Pharmacy


What 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


What is expected of you for success in your role

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing procedures
  • Routinely practices basic radiation safety principles in accordance with company policy
  • Enters and processes prescription and inventory information in the company computer system
  • Compounds and dispenses routine prescription orders, under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist and where allowed by law
  • Independently performs non-dispensing activities
  • Independently operates survey meters, dose calibrators, and wipe test analyzers

What is expected of you and others at this level in Pharmacy Operations for functional success

  • Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces
  • Proactively develops and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and
  • Ensures that customers have a positive experience; commits to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Jointly develops practical implementation plans that consider cultural sensitivities with other accountable parties.
  • Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of protocols, programs or deliverables; compares measurement results to standards and takes

Accountabilities in this role

Under the immediate direction of a qualified licensed Staff Pharmacist, you will be trained to draw, dispense, and package radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with the regulations of the State Board of Pharmacy. This shift will either operate Monday-Friday from 1:30am-10:00am or Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4pm.

Many of your duties will include:

  • Prepare prescriptions by typing labels and obtain Staff Pharmacist approval
  • Draw doses into either a syringe or vial
  • Make deliveries to accounts with company vehicles as needed
  • Perform quality assurance tests on instruments and radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with Federal, State, Company and manufacturer's guidelines
  • Receive, document, and store incoming and outgoing pharmaceuticals according to the Department of Transportation and Company guidelines
  • Maintain computer inventory and records to ensure proper utilization of materials and accounting for Rx drugs
  • Assist and/or perform in the labeling of blood cell products
  • Perform 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
  • Make deliveries to accounts with company vehicles as needed

Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Strong customer service skills required
  • Previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician is required
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs required
  • National Pharmacy Technician Certifications is preferred
  • Flexibility to work various shifts is preferred
  • Comfortable performing repetitive motions/tasks is required
  • Comfortable working in a nuclear environment is required
  • Past IV experience is a plus
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook are highly preferred