Pharmacy Transportation Specialist
Job Title: Pharmacy Transportation Specialist
Report: Radiopharmacies Radiation Safety Officer
Department: Quality and Safety
Office Location: Home Office
The Pharmacy Transportation Specialist is responsible for assuring the implementation and compliance of the dangerous goods transportation program in cooperation with the Quality and Safety programs in the Jubilant DraxImage Radiopharmacies (JDR) locations. The role will also ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with applicable corporate policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations (NRC, DOT, EPA, OSHA, FAA, IATA, NFPA, etc.). This role will also support the radiation safety program performing audits, licensing and related projects and will support Jubilant DraxImage as needed.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide technical expertise to augment existing Radiation Safety and Safety programs, training, policies and procedures and provides feedback and recommends improvements to the Radiopharmacies RSO and Jubilant Radiopharmaceuticals management team;
- Ensure that all transportation packaging is tested and compliant with applicable regulations (Type A/7A);
- Provides timely response to requests for radiation safety and safety information from JDR team members;
- Respond to routine inquiries from nuclear pharmacy team regarding the use of radioactive materials and all transportation issues;
- Troubleshoot and perform incident investigations for radioactive materials transportation events and emergencies with field personnel via on-site or phone investigation;
- Review and analyze new or changing radioactive materials transportation regulations and advise Pharmacy Operations/Quality and Safety teams on business impact;
- Independently manage and implement policies and procedures related to dangerous good transportation;
- Conduct team member training on transportation requirements and required certifications to ship Class 7A and chemical materials;
- Assist with Radioactive Materials licenses/locations, amendments and applications as assigned to ensure consistency in the JDR Radiation Safety program; Interact with regulatory agencies regarding licensing, inspections and compliance; Draft correspondence in response to regulatory agency citations, recommendations or Notices of Violation;
- Perform facility safety audits to ensure compliance with JDR, local, state and federal regulations and with a focus on accountability on improving program success; Provide written summary of recommendations to Radiopharmacies RSO and JDR management team;
- Participate in cross-functional committees and attend meetings, as appropriate;
- Perform other job-related duties as required to ensure the goals and objectives of the Quality & Safety department are met;
- Responsible for gathering and monitoring KPIs and metrics for assigned Radiopharmacies related to materials Transportation;
- Ability to support teams with general safety equipment such as chemical and fire cabinets, eye wash stations, fire extinguishers, other emergency response equipment; Adherence and knowledge of PPE required for various tasks in the nuclear pharmacy;
- Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements; Notify supervision of unusual equipment or operating problems and the need for additional material and supplies;
- Maintain safe work area and comply with safety procedures and equipment operating rules keeping work area in a clean and orderly condition;
- Participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, policies, and regulatory guidelines;
- Perform other related duties as assigned;
- TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
- Computer and peripherals, standard and customized software applications and tools, and usual office equipment.
- KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Radiological Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Physical or Biological Science, or Environmental Science or Associates Degree in physical or biological science required;
- Minimum of five (5) years radiation safety or safety audit experience required;
- Expert knowledge in FAA, USDOT, IATA regulations with regard to dangerous materials preferred;
- Working knowledge of NRC, Agreement State, NFPA, NIOSH, OSHA, ANSI, EPA regulations and standards preferred;
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
- Strong written and verbal communications, organizational, project management, interpersonal, time management and leadership skills;
- Ability to maintain a balance between Teamwork and Compliance with Safety issues;
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and changing responsibilities;
- Ability to use analytical, conceptual, and strategic thinking as appropriate;
- Ability to multi-task and to lead and actively participate in multi-disciplinary work groups;
- Customer focused; team oriented;
- Ability to develop and provide training to employees at all levels, including hands-on demonstration, presentations, or computer-based learning.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND/OR VISUAL DEMAND:
Flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention along with manual coordination. Work involves reading and interpretation of written information in hard copy and on computer screen, including standard and customized software applications and tools, communication on the telephone and in person, effective and efficient operation of computer, effective writing skills, and use of usual office equipment. Travel throughout the JDR business system required on a regular basis (approximately 40% of the time). This will include travel by automobile, aircraft (commercial or chartered) or other general transportation means. The position requires the ability to work flexible hours to meet pharmacy schedule demands. Training responsibility may require ability to demonstrate use of equipment in field – moderate lifting up to 40 pounds.
The position responsibilities are primarily carried out in an office setting and/or a nuclear pharmacy/ PET production facility.
This position description is a summary of the typical functions of the position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks and duties. Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment; employment remains “at-will”.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.