Nuclear Pharmacy Technician

in Spokane Valley, WA

Nuclear Pharmacy Technician Job

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    9922 East Montgomery
    Spokane Valley, WA 99206, US

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    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

Job title: Technician I, Nuclear Pharmacy

At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

This position is part of Cardinal Health’s Nuclear Pharmacy business within the Pharmaceutical Segment. 

Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical segment operates the world's largest network of nuclear pharmacies and is expanding its positron emission tomography (PET) agent manufacturing capabilities.  For over a quarter of a century, the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health has set the standard for the radiopharmaceutical industry.   This business is responsible for manufacturing, dispensing and delivering products that aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.   Nuclear Pharmacy Services, whose network of over 150 pharmacies fills 65% of radiopharmaceutical unit doses nationwide, has consistently demonstrated leadership through innovation and a commitment to excellence. Because of this commitment, our customers and their patients benefit from the latest, safest, most efficient methods of dispensing radiopharmaceuticals.

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 basic knowledge of radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing proceduresFollows basic radiation safety principles as outlined in the corporate radiation safety manualFollows established guidelines for the dispensing of routine prescription orders, under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacistFollows established guidelines for delivery routingAssists in non-dispensing activitiesFollows established guidelines for the operation of survey meters, dose calibrators and wipe test analyzers, under direct supervision

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 piecesProactively 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 immediate action to close gaps identified.

Accountabilities in this role

Under the immediate direction of a qualified licensed Staff Pharmacist, you will be trained to draw, dispense, and package radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with the regulations of the State Board of Pharmacy.

Many of your duties will include:

Shift varies from 12:00am-8:30am to 6:00am-2:30pm based on need of business and includes rotational holidays, weekends and on-call dutiesPrepare prescriptions by typing labels and obtain Staff Pharmacist approvalDraw doses into either a syringe or vialPerform quality assurance tests on instruments and radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with Federal, State, Company and manufacturer's guidelinesReceive, document, and store incoming and outgoing pharmaceuticals according to the Department of Transportation and Company guidelinesMaintain computer inventory and records to ensure proper utilization of materials and accounting for Rx drugsAssist and/or perform in the labeling of blood cell productsPerform general laboratory and facility clean upMay perform clerical and administrative services including maintenance of daily records, preparation of receipts, report preparation, and maintenance of billing recordsMake deliveries to accounts with company vehicles as needed


High school degree or equivalent strongly preferredStrong verbal and written communication skills requiredStrong customer service skills requiredValid driver's license and good driving record requiredAbility to lift 55 lbs requiredPrevious experience working as a Pharmacy Technician is highly preferredNational Pharmacy Technician Certifications is preferredFlexibility to work various shifts is preferredComfortable performing repetitive motions/tasks is requiredComfortable working in a nuclear environment is requiredPast IV experience is a plusBasic computer skills are highly preferredA Covid-19 vaccination is required in order to be employed in this position. This includes either: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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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