Pharmacist II, Nuclear

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

Through effective leadership and coordination with a team of direct reports, the primary purpose of the Pharmacist II, Nuclear is to manage, facilitate, and oversee execution of day-to-day operations of the nuclear pharmacy. The Pharmacist II, Nuclear has completed all necessary training and is licensed to be a practicing nuclear pharmacist in their state of occupation. As such, this job has responsibility for optimizing pharmacy operations and procedures to ensure consistent and efficient delivery to control costs, minimize waste, maximize customer satisfaction and deliver positive patient outcomes while maintaining compliance with Federal and state regulatory agencies. In addition, this job has responsibility for managing inventory, processing orders, compounding patient-specific doses of drugs and directing a team of drivers to deliver medications after they have been tested for quality.

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Shift/Schedule

  • 40 hours per week
  • Various schedule with a mix of days, nights, weekend, holiday and on call work. 
  • Candidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, hours, come in early, stay late, or work overtime based on business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Provides pharmaceutical care to patients as a staff pharmacist, including compounding of nuclear medications, testing for quality through chromatography, and directing distribution of medication using a team of drivers.
  • Assesses and maintains pharmacy inventory and executes necessary orders, including reviews, to maintain optimal supply and ongoing availability of drugs, identifying and procuring alternative drugs to mitigate risks, when necessary.
  • Manages and directs internal workflows of nuclear pharmacy, including optimization of staffing and scheduling to maintain best-in-class and streamlined pharmacy operations.
  • Assists in execution of plans for lowering costs, increasing efficiency and driving profitable growth to support strategic business objectives in the nuclear pharmacy business.
  • Maintains relationships with outside suppliers and vendors to understand availability of drug components and assist in demand planning.
  • Participates in administrative tasks to facilitate nuclear pharmacy operations, including interactions with customers.
  • May oversee running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge) if needed
  • Performs other job-related duties as required to ensure the goals and objectives of the department are met including delivering doses if necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or PharmD required
  • Valid Pharmacist’s license in the state in which the pharmacy operates, or is in the process of obtaining a valid license preferred
  • Authorized User preferred
  • Working knowledge of biohazardous waste management procedures
  • Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Manual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objects
  • Demonstrated manual dexterity in order to dispense doses
  • Ability to lift containers weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Willingness to travel if needed
  • Must hold a valid driver's license in the state in which the pharmacy is located or obtain one upon hire
  • Comfortable driving in all types of weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, fog, wind and sun) 
  • Deliveries occur during both nighttime and daytime conditions
  • Flexibility to work various shifts or overtime as needed
  • Intermediate computer skills (ability to use computers and tablets)
  • Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation
  • Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation
  • Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation

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 possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes action to resolve
  • Applies judgment within defined parameters
  • Receives general guidance and may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy

Anticipated salary range: $101,300 - $151,970

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: 09/7/2024 *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.