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Company: Cardinal Health
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

What Health System 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.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

What does 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.

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Anticipated salary range: $101,300 - $151,970

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

Medical, dental and vision coverage

Paid time off plan

Health savings account (HSA)

401k savings plan

Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

Short- and long-term disability coverage

Work-Life resources

Paid parental leave

Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 06/17/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.


Various schedule with a mix of days, nights, weekends, holidays and on call.


Takes telephone orders from Cardinal Health customers. Learn how to use the Order Receipt and Order Entry systems by becoming familiar with customers, locations, drug names and dosages and customer dose specifications. Knows the BOP (Board Of Pharmacy) state laws and requirements for radioactive order or prescription. Learns how to identify failure modes.

Prepares and dispenses radiopharmaceuticals in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations. May oversee Nuclear Pharmacy Technicians who, where permitted by law, prepares and dispenses radiopharmaceuticals.

Performs quality control tests, and packages the doses for shipping to the customer in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations.

Assays medications to determine identity, purity and strength, performs white blood cell labeling; enters daily elutions, kit preparations, and incoming inventory in keeping with the prescription and Company, State and Federal regulations.

Knows the inventory and regulatory programs by knowing how to handle the incoming and outgoing check-in and packaging. Handles the stock room maintenance and 5S methodology visuals.

Becomes familiar with the Voice of the Customer/ Voice of the Business /Continuous Improvement/Leadership Essentials by completing a one day shadowing at a customer site and a one day ride-a-long with a sales consultant. Collect and enter Customer Impact Data daily. Do a monthly review of the Pharmacy Scorecard with the manager. Review the Leadership Essentials, complete the White Belt Training in Operational Excellence.

May oversee running of the facility (known as Pharmacist in Charge) if needed.

Trains newly hired pharmacy associates as needed

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 and/or PharmD required

Valid Pharmacist's license in the state in which the pharmacy operates, or is in the process of obtaining a valid license

Must complete at least 200 hours of academic training in a nuclear pharmacy through an accredited program

Working knowledge of biohazardous waste management procedures

Ability to hear, write, and speak clearly in order to communicate with customers and health care professionals

Strong customer service skills

Manual dexterity required for occasional reach, lifting and holding of small objects

Demonstrated manual dexterity in order to dispense doses

Ability to lift containers weighing up to 75 pounds

Must hold a valid driver's license in the state in which the pharmacy is located

Comfortable driving in all types of weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, fog, wind and sun)

Deliveries occur during both nighttime and daytime conditions

Flexibility to work various shifts or overtime as needed

Intermediate computer skills (ability to use computers and tablets)

Ability to work weekends or be in a weekend rotation

Ability to work on call or be in an on call rotation

Ability to work holidays or be in a holiday rotation

Prior Authorized User certification is preferred. Nuclear Pharmacy Training can be provided

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


Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. 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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