Pharmacist II, Nuclear (Overnights)

in Laurel, DE

Pharmacist II, Nuclear (Overnights) Job

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  • Job Location

    10250 Stone Creek Dr
    Laurel, DE 19956, US

  • Job Category

    Pharmacy Operations

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  • Schedule

    Full time

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


40 hours per week.  Monday – Friday 1:00 am – 9:0 am.  This may include working in weekends, holidays and on call rotation as needed. Candidate must be flexible based on business need.

What Nuclear Pharmacy 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 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. Licensed.

Job Summary

Through effective leadership and coordination with a team of direct reports, the primary purpose of the Pharmacist II, Nuclear is to manage, facilitate, and oversee execution of day-to-day operations of the nuclear pharmacy. The Pharmacist II, Nuclear has completed all necessary training and is licensed to be a practicing nuclear pharmacist in their state of occupation. As such, this job has responsibility for optimizing pharmacy operations and procedures to ensure consistent and efficient delivery to control costs, minimize waste, maximize customer satisfaction and deliver positive patient outcomes while maintaining compliance with Federal and state regulatory agencies. In addition, this job has responsibility for managing inventory, processing orders, compounding patient-specific doses of drugs and directing a team of drivers to deliver medications after they have been tested for quality.

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Provides pharmaceutical care to patients as a staff pharmacist, including compounding of nuclear medications, testing for quality through chromatography, and directing distribution of medication using a team of drivers.Assesses and maintains pharmacy inventory and executes necessary orders, including reviews, to maintain optimal supply and ongoing availability of drugs, identifying and procuring alternative drugs to mitigate risks, when necessary.Leads processes for hiring of pharmacy staff, onboarding, and performance management, including leadership of competency evaluations process and documentation.Manages and directs internal workflows of nuclear pharmacy, including optimization of staffing and scheduling to maintain best-in-class and streamlined pharmacy operations.Assists in execution of plans for lowering costs, increasing efficiency and driving profitable growth to support strategic business objectives in the nuclear pharmacy business.Maintains relationships with outside suppliers and vendors to understand availability of drug components and assist in demand planning.Participates in administrative tasks to facilitate nuclear pharmacy operations, including interactions with customers.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 preferredValid Pharmacist’s license in the state in which the pharmacy operates, or is in the process of obtaining a valid licenseMust complete at least 200 hours of academic training in a nuclear pharmacy through an accredited programWorking knowledge of biohazardous waste management proceduresAbility to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionalsStrong customer service skillsManual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objectsDemonstrated manual dexterity in order to dispense dosesAbility to lift containers weighing up to 55 poundsWillingness to travel if neededMust hold a valid driver's license in the state in which the pharmacy is located or obtain one upon hireComfortable driving in all types of weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, fog, wind and sun) Deliveries occur during both nighttime and daytime conditionsFlexibility to work various shifts or overtime as neededIntermediate computer skills (ability to use computers and tablets)Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotationAbility to work on call or be in an on-call rotationAbility to work holidays or be in a holiday rotationPrior Authorized User certification is preferred. Nuclear Pharmacy Training can be provided

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 tasksWorks on projects of moderate scope and complexityIdentifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolveApplies judgment within defined parametersReceives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projectsWork 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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