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Cardinal Health • Doraville, GA
Posted 26 days ago
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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 for success in your role
- Demonstrates working knowledge of radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing procedures
- Routinely practices basic radiation safety principles in accordance with company policy
- Compounds and dispenses all prescriptions including specialty and complex orders
- Independently directs delivery routing
- Performs scheduled inventory count and reconciles in computer systems
- Independently uses all instrumentation required for nuclear pharmacy operations
- Participates in quarterly testing and calibration of instruments
What is expected of you and others at this level in Pharmacy Operations for functional success
- Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces
- Proactively develops and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and best practices in a manner that ensures exceptional performance and results.
- Ensures that customers have a positive experience; commits to meet or exceed customer expectations.
- Jointly develops practical implementation plans that consider cultural sensitivities with other accountable parties.
- Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of protocols, programs or deliverables; compares measurement results to standards and takes
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.