Pharmacy Technician

in Albany, NY

Pharmacy Technician Job

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  • Job Location

    Village of Colonie
    Albany, NY 12205, US

  • Job Category

    Pharmacy Operations

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    Full time

Unique closed door pharmacy opportunity!   Competitive wage, no calling insurance companies, no direct patient contact and we will provide specific on the job training.

$1,500  gross sign-on bonus offered Benefit eligible the first day of employment.


40 hours per week.Monday – Friday 3:00 am – 11:00 amWeekend and holiday rotation.  Weekend and holiday shift is 2am-10am.  Rotates every third weekend/holiday or as neededCandidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, come in early or stay late, hours or overtime based on business needs.

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

The primary purpose of the Tech I, Nuclear Pharmacy is to assist the pharmacist and Tech II in pharmacy operations and customer interactions, including answering questions and relaying information to physicians and pharmacists. As a trainee, the Tech I, Nuclear Pharmacy is involved in learning all basic aspects of facility and equipment preparation, including cleaning, inventory management and how to perform and record all tasks as mandated by law. As part of operating in a nuclear pharmacy, this job assists in performing quality checks, functional testing, and participating in the dispensing process. In addition, this job assists in order preparation, entry and fulfillment as well as completing ad hoc tasks, as required.

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


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:

Prepare 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 neededSpeak with customers and address questions and/or concerns via telephone Work under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy.  Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceedingOther duties as assigned


High school diploma, GED or equivalent, or equivalent work experience preferred0-1 years of experience preferredRegistration with the State Board of Pharmacy, licensure as a Pharmacy Technician or PTCB preferredExperience as a Pharmacy Technician a plusPast IV experience is a plusValid driver's license and good driving record requiredMinimum of 18 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicle requiredStrong verbal and written communication skillsStrong customer service skillsManual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objectsDemonstrated manual dexterity to dispense dosesAbility to lift containers weighing up to 75 poundsFlexibility to work various shiftsComfortable performing repetitive motions/tasksComfortable working in a nuclear environmentAbility to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotationAbility to work overtime with little or no advance noticeIntermediate computer skills (ability to use computers and tablets)

A 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 vaccine1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies basic skills and techniques to complete routine tasks within assigned areaMaintains appropriate licenses, training and certificationsWorks on basic and routine assignmentsWorks within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methodsAdheres to all quality guidelinesWorks under close supervisionAll work is reviewed for accuracyAny deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding""

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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