Pharmacy Technician

in Houston, TX

Pharmacy Technician Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    b43b3bc3-9a7f-4d5b-ba42-1939bf7b9214

  • Req #

    20088578

  • Job Location

    7859 Almeda Rd
    Houston, TX 77054, US

  • Job Category

    Pharmacy Operations

  • Job Type

    Regular

  • Schedule

    Full time

What does Nuclear Pharmacy contribute 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.

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Schedule

40 hours per week. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 8-hour shifts with rotating start times of 1:00am, 3:00am, and 7:30am (mainly the 1:00am and 3:00am start times) with rotational weekend coverage. Candidate must be flexible to work different days, schedules, hours or overtime based on business needs.

Accountabilities in this role

Under the immediate direction of a qualified licensed Staff Pharmacist, your duties include:

Prepares prescriptions by typing labels and obtain Staff Pharmacist approvalCompounds medications according to applicable state laws and obtain Pharmacist endorsementDraws doses into either a syringe or vialPerforms quality assurance tests on instruments and radiopharmaceuticals in accordance with Federal, State, Company and manufacturer's guidelinesReceives, documents, and stores incoming and outgoing pharmaceuticals according to the Department of Transportation and Company guidelinesMaintains computer inventory and records to ensure proper utilization of materials and accounting for all radioactive materials and Rx drugsAssists and/or performs in the labeling of blood cell productsElutes generatorReceives standard diagnostic prescription orders from Cardinal Health customers, with the exception of those orders prohibited by regulation or Cardinal Health policyPerforms radiation safety tasks including well checks & efficiencies, air monitoring, fume hood flow checks, room wipes & surveys, waste management, vehicle surveys, and meter checksMay provide radiation safety training to facility staff membersPerforms 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 recordsMakes deliveries to accounts with company vehicles as neededSpeaks with customers and address questions and/or concerns via telephone Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy. Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceedingMay oversee the work and training of other non-pharmacists in the non-dispensing tasks of handling radioactivityMay assist Radiation Safety Officer as permitted by state and federal regulation

Qualifications

High School diploma, GED or equivalent, or equivalent work experience, preferredState Pharmacy Technician license or national pharmacy technician registration/license requiredPrevious experience working as a Pharmacy TechnicianSterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Certification requiredSuccessfully completed Cardinal Health’s nuclear pharmacy technician training program or has been a previous nuclear pharmacy technicianPast IV experience is a plusValid driver's license and good driving record requiredMinimum of 21 years of age due to driving of company owned vehicleAbility to lift up to 80 lbs requiredStrong verbal and written communication skills requiredStrong customer service skills requiredFlexibility to work various shifts is preferredComfortable performing repetitive motions/tasks is requiredComfortable working in a nuclear environment is requiredAbility to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation requiredAbility to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation requiredAbility to work on call or be in an on call rotation requiredAbility to work overtime with little or no advance notice requiredDemonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tabletsA 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

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies acquired knowledge and skills to complete standard tasksReadily learns and applies new information/methods to work in assigned areaMaintains appropriate licenses/training/certificationsWorks on routine assignments that require some problem resolutionWorks within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methodsAdheres to all quality guidelinesWorks with moderate degree of supervision. Work typically involves regular review of output by work lead or supervisorRefers complex, unusual problems to supervisor

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.""

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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