Pharmacist, Nuclear Pharmacy Manufacturing Job
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795 Via Lata
Colton, CA 92324, US
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.
Pharmacist that will manufacturer our PET radiopharmaceuticals as primary responsibility. May rotate through the pharmacy or work in other cyclotron facilities as needed. Rotating call and holidays may be required.
Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.
Nuclear Manufacturing is responsible for the manufacturing of time sensitive radiopharmaceuticals in an integrity driven, highly regulated environment (i.e. FDA, NRC, DOT) to support patient treatment through disease diagnosis, staging, and monitoring.
Click here to watch a short video about what a Nuclear Pharmacist does at Cardinal Health40 hours per weekVarious schedule with a mix of days, nights, weekend, holiday and on call work. Rotating call and holidays may be requiredCandidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, hours, come in early, stay late, or work overtime based on business needsAnticipated Pay Range: $52.20-$78.33Bonus Eligible: No Benefits: Health insurance, 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Vacation, STD/LTD 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 driversAssesses 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 necessaryManages and directs internal workflows of nuclear pharmacy, including optimization of staffing and scheduling to maintain best-in-class and streamlined pharmacy operationsAssists in execution of plans for lowering costs, increasing efficiency and driving profitable growth to support strategic business objectives in the nuclear pharmacy businessMaintains relationships with outside suppliers and vendors to understand availability of drug components and assist in demand planningParticipates in administrative tasks to facilitate nuclear pharmacy operations, including interactions with customersMay oversee running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge) if neededPerforms 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 PharmDValid 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 providedA Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes:2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine / 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine1 booster dose of the vaccine (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer)
What is expected of you and others at this levelApplies 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 action to resolveApplies judgment within defined parametersReceives general guidance and 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.