Manager, Nuclear Pharmacy (Springdale, Arkansas)

Company Name:
Cardinal Health
## Description
JOB TITLE: Manager, Nuclear Pharmacy (Springdale, Arkansas)
At Cardinal Health, we''re developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.
Business Segment: Pharmaceutical Segment
Business Unit: Nuclear Pharmacy Services
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 and others at this level in Pharmacy Operations for functional success
Manages professional employees and/or supervisors; may manage business support, technical or production staff
Has accountability for managing financial resources
Provides technical guidance to employees
Develops processes and procedures to implement functional strategies
Has in-depth expertise in own job family and knowledge of the related job families
Applies expertise to improve effectiveness and provide guidance to employees in own area
Makes decisions, often difficult and/or unpopular, that impact the work of subordinates within job family; influences subordinates to support decision by presenting rationale/business case
Role models Cardinal Health''s high ethical standards and code of conduct
Recognizes development needs and capability gaps in own area and arranges specific projects/assignments to address needs
Proactively identifies talent internally and externally, including participation in succession planning process for job family
Cascades organizational goals through the function/work area to the individual level and ensures individuals understand how they can contribute
Builds confidence and respect of others through a positive and energizing style
Accepts responsibility for establishing goals and achieving results within own job family, holding self and others accountable for results
Manages budget for own area and allocates resources accordingly, applying knowledge of profit drivers within own area/job family
Interprets internal/external business issues and adapts work priorities in own area
Assists in the definition of strategic plans for own work team/job family or key product(s)/service(s)
Works with customers to anticipate and interpret customer needs and business challenges
Identifies quality and service-oriented customer solutions and shares key learnings with others
Resolves operational problems that impact the effectiveness of own area
Encourages subordinates to strive for operational excellence by continually challenging old methods or ways of thinking and taking responsible risks to maximize results; serves as a role model in innovative thinking and in focusing on quality within work
Works collaboratively with internal/external groups to achieve business results, integrating the diverse perspectives of individuals of different backgrounds; coaches others in the dynamics of effective teamwork
Effectively solicits and explains difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view; states own point of view
_Accountabilities in this role_
The Nuclear Pharmacy Area Manager oversees and is accountable for the operations and financial results of multiple assigned pharmacy(s), ensuring appropriate customer service is provided and optimal use of resources is attained. Plans, coordinates and directs all operational activities as well as human resources and finances associated with the pharmacy for which direct responsibility is held.
Participates in the sales process.
Oversees Radiation Safety Program
Ensures attainment of budget objectives through effective financial management and optimal utilization of resources (labor, delivery and material efficiencies). Sets business direction for pharmacy(s) and articulates priorities.
Acts as liaison to ensure and take an active role in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with customers, suppliers and corporate contacts through regular interactions.
Ensures internal quality and regulatory standards are maintained at or above an acceptable level.
Trains, coaches and provides direction to supervisory staff on basic supervisory skills.
Ensures and takes an active role in maintaining positive working relationships with all pharmacy employees through regular interactions, teambuilding, and active listening.
Trains, mentors, coaches, develops, and conducts performance appraisals for direct reports. Applies their knowledge and skills to effectively enhance the smooth functioning and productivity of the pharmacy.
Oversees and is accountable for safety for all employees and security of the facility. Ensures operational procedures are in compliance with federal, state, local, and company regulations. Also has direct oversight of radiation safety program and provides authority to Radiation Safety Officer(s) to enforce compliance and administer the program.
Prepares regular reports and analysis for management, customer correspondence, succession plans, and employee documentation.
Ensures high quality products and services are delivered to customers; resolves complaints.
Conducts staff meetings. Participates in organization-wide conferences and training activities.
Analyzes pharmacy budgets to identify budget needs and or reductions, taking the appropriate action.
Participates in sales presentations with local sales representatives or sales management. Participates in sales to local IDN's.
Supervises all pharmacy personnel, including Pharmacy Supervisors, Staff Pharmacists, Relief Staff Pharmacists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Customer Service Assistants, Interns, and Administrative Assistants.
Works with and around others in a Cardinal Health pharmacy, which is clean, orderly properly lighted and ventilated. Exposure to very low radiation levels from radiopharmaceuticals suitable for human use. The pharmacy is operated under well-controlled and closely monitored conditions, which are highly regulated by State and Federal agencies and internal quality and regulatory professionals. Employees receive specific training in keeping with regulatory guidelines and are monitored for exposure.
Shift work, holidays, weekends and on-call duties are applicable.
B.S. degree in Pharmacy or PharmD
Must currently be an Authorized user
1- 3 years supervisory experience in a health care or pharmaceutical environment
Active state licensure, and nuclear certification preferred but not required
Ability to negotiate, influence, and resolve customer/employee problems or conflicts to meet the needs of external and internal customers
Ability to be innovative in troubleshooting clinical/bio-distribution problems
Must demonstrate effective writing and verbal proficiency in internal and external communications and documentation procedures; presentation skills
Ability to promote teamwork within pharmacy location and region by treating staff members with respect
Must fulfill a commitment to the professional ethics adopted by the pharmacy profession
Ability to plan and implement plans effectively; make effective and timely decisions; and effectively manage a budget and administrative functions
Manual dexterity; clear speech, general vision, hearing
Ability to lift up to 55 lbs
Ability to travel to regional meetings and to customer sites as required
Valid driver''s license and good driving record required
Flexibility to work various shifts and rotate schedules as required
Comfortable working in a nuclear environment required
Comfortable with repetitive tasks required
Advanced computer skills required (Microsoft Office programs)
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
Primary Location: Arkansas-Springdale-Ozark
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 23, 2014, 9:09:33 AM
Req ID: 14005991

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