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The Outpatient Pharmacy Technician- State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Technician has a primary focus of providing exceptional care to our veterans by ensuring VHA and state law
requirements for the state prescription drug monitoring program is met for all controlled substances. The technician will be responsible for communicating with prescribers and pharmacy
staff to ensure patient safety concerns are communicated and documented in the Medical record. The individual will be required to utilize Microsoft Excel and must have the ability to efficiently use computer programs to document the state PDMP reviews.
The technician must also utilize automated pharmacy equipment to fill medications and maintain adequate stock levels of medication/supplies. In addition, the Outpatient Pharmacy Technician
provides various technical support services within the pharmacy department and may function in various areas of the pharmacy. These areas may include but are not limited to; outpatient
pharmacy, inpatient pharmacy, IV room, various storage areas, offices, customer service and patient care areas. The Outpatient Pharmacy Technician will function under the supervision of a
pharmacy supervisor, or a registered pharmacist.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM, OVERTIME/SHIFT/WEEKEND/HOLIDAY WORK REQUIRED
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Functional Statement: Pharmacy Technician/#534-10286F
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education or Experience: A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.
Certification: by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.
Specialize Experience: One year experience Demonstrating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment.
Knowledge of, and ability to perform, aseptic technique.
Knowledge of basic inventory procedures.
Knowledge of pharmacy information systems.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs: Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action.
Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment.
Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents.
Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products.
Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts.
Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders.
Knowledge of pharmaceuticals.
Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Knowledge of the standards related to distribution and control of scheduled and non-scheduled drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, the standards established by DEA, FDA, VA, the State (Territory or District of Columbia, if appropriate), and JCAHO.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals. This would typically include beneficiaries, professionals in other health care disciplines, and health related groups in the community.
Grade Determinations: GS-6: PTCB certification and at least one year experience at the next lower level and candidates must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. These include: Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment; Knowledge of and ability to perform aseptic technique; Knowledge of basic inventory procedures; Knowledge of pharmacy information systems.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28, Qualification Standards, dated March 17, 2006.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-06.
Ability to do limited physical exertion. Physical activities will include walking and lifting (less than 40 pounds).
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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