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Nuclear Pharmacist

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Qualifications Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Prior Authorized User certification is required.
    • 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.
    • Ability to demonstrate courteous and dependable service to others
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and doctors when taking prescription orders, identify potential problems with orders to circumvent possible misadministration, drug interactions, etc.
    • Ability to work as part of a team.
    • Ability to effectively relate written and verbal communications and documentation procedures
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the professional ethics adopted by the pharmacy profession
    • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy required; PharmD preferred
    • 0-4 years related pharmacy experience
    • Ability to become licensed pharmacist in Illinois Education and/or Other Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy required; PharmD preferred
      • 0-4 years related pharmacy experience
      • Ability to become licensed pharmacist in Illinois Environmental Factors Job duties involve the potential for frequent exposure to blood and body fluids. Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
        • Light to moderate physical exertion, including occasional standing, bending and reaching, and occasional lifting and carrying of light to moderate loads (up to 55 pounds). Mental Demands
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions. Is expected to be an example of good health habits.
            • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements. Responsibilities Essential Functions and Job Duties
              • 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
                      • 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

Keywords: Memorial Health, Decatur , Nuclear Pharmacist, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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