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Nuclear Pharmacist

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Nuclear Pharmacist is responsible for overseeing all operations of Nuclear Pharmacy including conducting order verification, preparation
and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals, ensuring compliance with Cleveland Clinic department of Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine policies,
as well as State and Federal regulations for the safe handling and security of radioactive and hazardous materials. The Nuclear Pharmacist
will participate in multidisciplinary research and education.

  • Orders, receives, stores and controls inventory of radioactive drugs (radiopharmaceuticals), other drugs used in nuclear medicine, and related supplies.
  • Prepares and compounds radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Prepares and compounds radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Performs functional checks of instruments, equipment, and devices and determines radiopharmaceutical quality and purity.
  • Packages, labels, and transports radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Properly handles hazardous chemicals and biological specimens.
  • Professionally communicates radiopharmaceutical and drug-related information to healthcare providers.
  • Ensures that patients are dispensed proper preparation.
  • Establishes and adheres to policies and procedures to ensure USP 797 and USP 825 compliance to ensure proper sterility, stability, and quality control of radiopharmaceutical preparation.
  • Supports and participates in research by reviewing research protocols and serving as the nuclear pharmacy liaison to other researchers and investigational drug services department.
  • Precepts and/or trains medical, nursing, and pharmacy students, residents, and healthcare providers.
  • Maintains expertise in nuclear pharmacy through continual learning, journal review and other educational activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. Education:
    • PharmD or Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from an accredited college of pharmacy.
    • Completion of a post-graduate residency program in nuclear pharmacy is preferred. 4,000 hours of experience in nuclear
      pharmacy practice may offset this requirement.
    • Board Certification in nuclear pharmacy preferred or eligible for certification in 1 year (must obtain board certification in nuclear
      pharmacy within 1 year). Certifications:
      • Current State licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current State within 90 days of hire.
      • Board Certification in Nuclear Pharmacy (BCNP) is preferred.
      • Authorized User of Radioactive Material. Experience: Three years of experience in a nuclear pharmacy.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , Nuclear Pharmacist, Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio

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