Sr Specialist, Radiation Safety Officer

What Nuclear Pharmacy - Radiation 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 - Radiation 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.


  • 40 hours per week

  • Various schedule with a mix of days, nights, weekend, holiday and on call work.


  • Acts as Radiation Safety Officer of facility by overseeing radiation safety program and ensuring radiation safety compliance. 

  • Performs radiation safety tasks including well checks & efficiencies, air monitoring, fume hood flow checks, room wipes & surveys, waste management, vehicle surveys, and meter checks. 

  • Provides radiation safety training to facility staff members. 

  • Oversees work and training of employees in the non-dispensing tasks of handling radioactivity. 

  • Handles coaching and counseling of employees as it relates to radiation safety. 

  • Regularly reviews license commitments and ensures compliance.

  • Completes required monthly audit; assigns tasks to and supervises others in the location.

  • Coordinates the radioactive waste decay and disposal process.  Maintains disposal records.

  • Tests, calibrates, and repairs measuring and indicating instruments for conformance to established regulatory agency requirements and corporate standards; arranges for repair by manufacturer, as appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred

  • Two or more years of nuclear experience strongly preferred

  • State Pharmacy Technician License or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification strongly preferred

  • Authorized User and capable of becoming the Radiation Safety Officer of the pharmacy 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and one drive) 

  • 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 75 pounds 

  • Minimum of 18 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle 

  • Must hold a valid driver's license and have a good driving record 

  • Comfortable driving in all types of weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, fog, wind and sun). 

  • Flexibility to work various shifts or overtime as needed 


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 hourly range: $26.60 per hour - $40.00 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: 08/12/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

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.