Pharmacist II, Nuclear

in Plainview, NY

Pharmacist II, Nuclear Job

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    25 Fairchild Ave
    Plainview, NY 11803, US

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    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

Now offering a $3,000 gross sign on bonus!

This position is benefit eligible the first day of employment. This includes medical, dental, vision, Paid Time Off, education assistance, 401K and more!


Various schedule with a mix of days, nights. Standard rotation is one week of nights per month. This will include working in weekend, holiday and on call rotation as needed. Candidate must be flexible based on business need.

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

Click here to watch a short video about what a Nuclear Pharmacist does at Cardinal Health


Takes telephone orders from Cardinal Health customers. Learn how to use the Order Receipt and Order Entry systems by becoming familiar with customers, locations, drug names and dosages and customer dose specifications. Knows the BOP (Board Of Pharmacy) state laws and requirements for radioactive order or prescription. Learns how to identify failure modes.

Prepares and dispenses radiopharmaceuticals in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations. May oversee Nuclear Pharmacy Technicians who, where permitted by law, prepares and dispenses radiopharmaceuticals.

Performs quality control tests, and packages the doses for shipping to the customer in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations.

Assays medications to determine identity, purity and strength, performs white blood cell labeling; enters daily elutions, kit preparations, and incoming inventory in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations.

Knows the inventory and regulatory programs by knowing how to handle the incoming and outgoing check-in and packaging. Handles the stock room maintenance and 5S methodology visuals.

Becomes familiar with the Voice of the Customer/ Voice of the Business /Continuous Improvement/Leadership Essentials by completing a one day shadowing at a customer site and a one day ride-a-long with a sales consultant. Collect and enter Customer Impact Data daily. Do a monthly review of the Pharmacy Scorecard with the manager. Review the Leadership Essentials, complete the White Belt Training in Operational Excellence.

May oversee running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge) if needed

Trains newly hired pharmacy associates as needed

Performs other job related duties as required to ensure the goals and objectives of the department are met including delivering doses if necessary.


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

Must complete at least 200 hours of academic training in a nuclear pharmacy through an accredited program

Prior Authorized User certification is strongly preferred. Nuclear Pharmacy Training can be provided

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 75 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 actions to resolve

Applies judgment within defined parameters

Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects

Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy""

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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