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 basic skills and techniques to complete routine tasks within assigned area
Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
Works on basic and routine assignments
Works within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methods
Adheres to all quality guidelines
Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy
Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding
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
40 hours a week. Monday through Friday from 0200a-1000a with small variations possible.. Not usually but need some flexibility on the rare occasion to work a weekend. That schedule would be 0300a-0630a
High school degree or equivalent strongly preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Strong customer service skills required
Minimum of 21 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle
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
Experienced Nuclear Pharmacy Technician 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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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