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 and others at this level
Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks
Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
Identifies possbile solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve
Applies judgment within defined parameters
Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy
Accountabilities in this role
Prior Authorized User certification is preferred but not required. NUCLEAR PHARMACY TRAINING IS PROVIDED
Authorized User: As defined in part by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an individual who has completed a minimum of 700 hours of training in a structured educational program consisting of both didactic training and supervised on the job training in radiation physics, instrumentation, radiation protection, chemistry, math and radiation biology. This is usually divided into two sections: 200 hours of formal course work and 500 hours of supervised experience. For current pharmacists, the requirements are the same plus a preceptor statement of training from an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist.
Elutes product from Mo-99 generator
Prepares Tc-99m kit for patient use
Draws doses for individual patient use
Compounds I-131 doses for patient use
Serves an active role in radiation safety program
Supervises/oversees running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge)
Places special orders for products needed for next days business
Radio labels WBC (white blood cells) for infection studies
Performs general pharmacy and facility clean up.
Trains newly hired pharmacy associates as needed
Performs any other duties as required to ensure a safe and efficient pharmacy operation.
Bachelor's degree in pharmacy required and/or PharmD
Valid Pharmacist’s license in the state in which the pharmacy operates, or is in the process of obtaining a valid license
Ability to demonstrate courteous and dependable service to others
Ability to communicate effectively with customers when taking prescription orders, identify potential problems with orders to circumvent possible misadministration, drug interactions, etc.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to effectively relate written and verbal communications and documentation procedures
Demonstrate a commitment to the professional ethics adopted by the pharmacy profession
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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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