Job Number: 20014659

Location: Springdale, AR

Date Posted: 8-8-2017

Job Title: Nuclear Pharmacy Technician (Full-Time 35 hrs)

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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

Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical segment operates the world's largest network of nuclear pharmacies and is expanding its positron emission tomography (PET) agent manufacturing capabilities. For over a quarter of a century, the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health has set the standard for the radiopharmaceutical industry. This business is responsible for manufacturing, dispensing and delivering products that aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear Pharmacy Services, whose network of over 150 pharmacies fills 65% of radiopharmaceutical unit doses nationwide, has consistently demonstrated leadership through innovation and a commitment to excellence. Because of this commitment, our customers and their patients benefit from the latest, safest, most efficient methods of dispensing radiopharmaceuticals.

Schedule

  • 35 hours per week. Monday through Friday from 3:30a to 10:30a. On call every 6th Weekend generally. Weekend shift is from 5:00a to 7:30a. Candidate must be flexible to work different days, hours and schedules based on business need.

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.

Many of your duties will include:

  • Prepare prescriptions by typing labels and obtain Staff Pharmacist approval
  • Draw doses into either a syringe or vial
  • 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
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs required
  • Previous experience working as a Pharmacy Technician is highly preferred
  • 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 are highly preferred

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Meet Marjorie

Cardinal Health is making peoples’ lives better with all of the research it does to cure certain diseases. We have good benefits and the company values its associates. Something is always changing within the business and the technology. I like the fact that I learn something every day in this career.
Marjorie, Nuclear Pharmacy Technician