Nuclear Pharmacy Technician

What Nuclear Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

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. Licensed.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of the Tech II, Nuclear Pharmacy is to assist the pharmacist in pharmacy operations and customer interactions, including answering questions and relaying information to physicians and pharmacists. The Tech II, Nuclear Pharmacy participates in all aspects of facility and equipment preparation, including inventory management and performing and recording all tasks as mandated by law. As part of operating in a nuclear pharmacy, this job assists in compounding of drugs in line with manufacturer specifications, performing quality checks, and participating in the dispensing process. In addition, this job assists in order preparation, entry and fulfillment as well as completing ad hoc tasks, as required.

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Schedule

  • 40 Hours per week.
  • The typical schedule is Monday through Friday from 1:00a to 9:00a.
  • End time negotiable if a candidate prefers fewer hours or needs to leave before 9:00am on some or all days.

Sign on Bonus

  • $1,500 New Hire Sign on bonus offered!

Responsibilities

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 diploma, GED or equivalent, or equivalent work experience, preferred
  • State Pharmacy Technician license or national pharmacy technician registration/license or PTCB preferred
  • Past IV experience is a plus
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Minimum of 18 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Flexibility to work various shifts is preferred
  • Comfortable performing repetitive motions/tasks
  • Comfortable working in a nuclear environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies acquired knowledge and skills to complete standard tasks
  • Readily learns and applies new information and methods to work in assigned area
  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
  • Works on routine assignments that require some problem resolution
  • Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works under moderate degree of supervision
  • Work typically involves regular review of output by work lead or supervisor
  • Refers complex unusual problems to supervisor

We support our veterans and will work with you during your military to civilian transition.

Pay rate: $17.00 per hour

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 07/19/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

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Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.