Technician II, Nuclear Pharmacy

locationEast Hartford - Connecticut (CT), 06108

atCardinal Health

Estimated salary $60,000 - $85,000 a year

Job Description:

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

What does 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.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 3:00 am-11:00 am, rotating weekends and holidays 1:00 -5:00 am, must be flexible to work anytime between 12:30 am-4:00 pm with notice. Candidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, hours or overtime based on business needs.

Accountabilities in this role

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 degree or equivalent strongly preferred
    • State Pharmacy Technician license or national pharmacy technician registration/license preferred but not required
    • Previous experience working as a Pharmacy Technician
    • Successfully completed Cardinal Health’s nuclear pharmacy technician training program or has been a previous nuclear pharmacy technician
    • Past IV experience is a plus
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record
    • Minimum of 21 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle
    • Ability to lift up to 75 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
    • Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation
    • Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation
    • Ability to work overtime with little or no advance notice
    • 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/methods to work in assigned area
    • Maintains appropriate licenses/training/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 with moderate degree of supervision. Work typically involves regular review of output by work lead or supervisor
    • Refers complex, unusual problems to supervisor

    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.

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