Pharmacist II, Nuclear
Cardinal Health - Bangor, ME

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Title: Pharmacist II, Nuclear
Location: Maine-Bangor-Nucl Pharm #189
Job Number: 13003860
JOB TITLE: Pharmacist II, Nuclear

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Business Segment: Pharmaceutical Segment
Business Unit: Nuclear Pharmacy Services
Business Department: Nuclear Pharmacy

Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical segment operates the world's largest network of nuclear pharmacies and is expanding its positron emission tomography (PET) agent manufacturing capabilities. For over a quarter of a century, the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health has set the standard for the radiopharmaceutical industry. This business is responsible for manufacturing, dispensing and delivering products that aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear Pharmacy Services, whose network of over 150 pharmacies fills 65% of radiopharmaceutical unit doses nationwide, has consistently demonstrated leadership through innovation and a commitment to excellence. Because of this commitment, our customers and their patients benefit from the latest, safest, most efficient methods of dispensing radiopharmaceuticals.

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
What is expected of you for success in your role

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of radiopharmaceutical compounding and dispensing procedures
  • Routinely practices basic radiation safety principles in accordance with company policy
  • Compounds and dispenses all prescriptions including specialty and complex orders
  • Independently directs delivery routing
  • Performs scheduled inventory count and reconciles in computer systems
  • Independently uses all instrumentation required for nuclear pharmacy operations
  • Participates in quarterly testing and calibration of instruments
What is expected of you and others at this level in Pharmacy Operations for functional success
  • Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces
  • Proactively develops and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and best practices in a manner that ensures exceptional performance and results.
  • Ensures that customers have a positive experience; commits to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Jointly develops practical implementation plans that consider cultural sensitivities with other accountable parties.
  • Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of protocols, programs or deliverables; compares measurement results to standards and takes
Accountabilities in this role

  • Elutes product from Mo-99 generator
  • Prepares Tc-99m kit for patient use
  • Draws doses for individual patient use
  • Serves an active role in radiation safety program
  • Supervises/oversees running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge)
  • Places special orders for products needed for next days business
  • Radio labels WBC (white blood cells) for infection studies
  • Performs general pharmacy and facility clean up.
  • Trains newly hired pharmacy associates as needed
  • Performs any other duties as required to ensure a safe and efficient pharmacy operation.
Hours will typically be an 8 hour shift between the hours of 12:00 am and 4:00 pm. This will include on call responsibilities, weekends and holidays. Candidate must be flexible based on changing business needs.


  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy or PharmD required
  • 0-4 years related pharmacy experience.
  • Comfortable working in a nuclear environment required
  • Demonstrated ability to provide courteous and dependable service to others
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively with customers when taking prescription orders, identify
Potential problems with orders to circumvent possible misadministration, drug interactions and etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively relate written and verbal communications and documentation procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to the professional ethics adopted by the pharmacy profession
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record is required
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds is required
  • Must have the flexibility to work various shifts/rotate schedules as required
  • Intermediate computer skills required
  • Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation required
  • Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation required
  • Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation required
  • Past experience drawing doses into syringes and/or vials
  • ME licensed pharmacist strongly preferred
  • Prior Authorized User certification is strongly preferred
Authorized User: As defined in part by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an individual who has completed a minimum of 700 hours of training in a structured educational program consisting of both didactic training and supervised on the job training in radiation physics, instrumentation, radiation protection, chemistry, math and radiation biology. This is usually divided into two sections: 200 hours of formal course work and 500 hours of supervised experience. For current pharmacists, the requirements are the same plus a preceptor statement of training from an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist.

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