Sorry, this job is no longer accepting applications. See below for more jobs that match what you’re looking for!

Pharmacy Technician

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs Charleston , SC 29402

Posted 3 months ago

  • Videos

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Learn more about this agency


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.


Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Functional Statement: Pharmacy Technician/#534-10286F

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0661 Pharmacy Technician

Similar jobs

  • Pharmacist Technicians

  • Pharmacy Technicians

  • Technicians, Pharmacist

  • Technicians, Pharmacy

  • Requirements

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


Basic Requirements:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:
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: 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:

See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Pharmacy Technician


Posted 2 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM 2019-02-26T00:00 * In accordance with state and federal regulations, assists the pharmacist, under direct supervision, in the practice of pharmacy. Assists the pharmacist in the performance of other Pharmacy Department duties in accordance with Company policies and procedures. * Responsible for using pharmacy systems to obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions. If PTCB certified, assists with and coaches pharmacy technicians in the operation of pharmacy systems and cashiers in the operation of the pharmacy cash registers. * Models and delivers a distinctive and delightful customer experience. Customer Experience * Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience. * Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.). * Develops strong relationships with most valuable customers. Operations * Under the supervision by the pharmacist, assist in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with state, federal, and company policy. Reviews and complies with the Walgreen Co. Pharmacy Code of Conduct. * Performs duties as assigned by Pharmacy Manager, Staff Pharmacist and Store Manager including utilizing pharmacy systems to enter patient and drug information, ensuring information is entered correctly, filling prescriptions by retrieving, counting and pouring pharmaceutical drugs, verifying medicine is correct, and checking for possible interactions. Assists pharmacists in scheduling and maintaining work flow. * Reports, immediately, prescription errors to pharmacist on duty and adheres to Company policies and procedures in relation to pharmacy errors and the Quality Improvement Program. * Strictly adheres to the Walgreen Co. policy regarding Good Faith Dispensing during all applicable prescription dispensing activities. * Responsible and accountable for registering all related sales on assigned cash register, collects and handles cash as required. Takes customer to OTC aisle when possible to assist in locating products. * Handles telephone calls that do not require personal attention of the pharmacist, including those to physicians. * Processes (corrects and resubmits) manual claims for third party program prescription services in a timely and efficient manner, and performs other clerical duties, as assigned by the Pharmacy Manager. * Assists and supports Pharmacy Department on inventory management activities, such as, ordering, unpacking, checking and storing shipment of pharmaceuticals. Maintains knowledge of Company asset protection techniques, and files claims for warehouse overages (merchandise received, but not billed), shortages (merchandise billed, but not received), order errors or damaged goods involving Rx drugs. * May assist pharmacist in administering clinical services including the collection and proper labeling of blood/urine samples from patients and other clinical services as required; assists pharmacy staff in coordination of clinical services, Walgreens healthcare clinics and external providers. * Assists Pharmacy Manager and Staff Pharmacist in developing and maintaining good relationships with the local medical community, including physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, by medical provider detailing and outreach to health groups, retirement homes, nursing homes, and other forums for enhancing growth opportunities. * Assists with exterior and interior maintenance by ensuring the Pharmacy Department is stocked with adequate supplies, clean, neat and orderly in condition and appearance. * Complies with all company policies and procedures; maintains respectful relationships with coworkers. * Completes special assignments and other tasks as assigned. Training & Personal Development * Earns and maintains PTCB certification through the designated PTCB training program and/or state required certification/registration. Otherwise, earns PTCB certification as condition of promotion to senior technician. * Attends training and completes PPLs requested by Manager and acquires continuing education credits. Maintains knowledge and skill in healthcare and pharmacy, including latest news and developments. Walgreens North Charleston SC

Pharmacy Technician

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs