Department Of Veterans Affairs Dallas , TX 75201
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?
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ONLY THE FIRST 30 QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED
This position is located in the Pharmacy Service (Inpatient Section), Office of the Associate Chief-Operations.
The Pharmacy Technician is a general assistant to the Pharmacist. The primary purpose of the position is to process, prepare and package prescribed medications, prosthetics and medical devices for Inpatient Wards. The incumbent has an overall understanding of the mission and activities of the Pharmacy Service and its responsibility to the overall mission of the Medical Center, ensuring quality control of all medications and/or medical supplies dispensed to patients throughout the Inpatient Pharmacy. Reads and interprets prescriptions, obtains proper medication or material in the proper strength and dosage form; determines proper amount and counts, pours, or measures the medications; affixes proper label; and records required data on Pharmacy's copy of prescription/order. Preparation of IV admixture products, proper use of Pharmacy automation, managing Omnicell stock levels, working as part of a team to deliver all medications needed by Inpatient Pharmacy. After a final check by a pharmacist, dispenses medication in the appropriate manner and setting. ambulatory care or discharge situations. For unit-dose medications, performs final review of medication when prepared by another technician, to be dispensed to Inpatient areas (med-carts, ward stock), and/or fills unit-dose carts independently without secondary review when necessary.
Day shift: Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 PM, with rotating weekends and holidays.
Evening shift: Monday-Friday 2:30-11:00 PM, with rotating weekends and holidays.
Graveyard shift: Thursday-Monday 11:00 PM-7:00 AM, with rotating holidays.
Note: Hours may vary depending on the needs of the veterans in the work schedule section.
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
May have to take a physical
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3g, this part).
Education or Experience. A high school diploma or equivalent.
Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board(PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.
English Language Proficiency. Pharmacy Technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with Chapter 2, Section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
Creditable Experience: To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with the scope of Pharmacy Technician practice.
Quality of Experience: To be creditable, Pharmacy Technician experience must be documented on the application and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means.
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:
Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSA's at the next lower level.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSA's and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSA's designated by and asterisk(*).
1.Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action.
2.Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment.
3.Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents.
4.Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products.
5.Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts.
6.Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders.
Assignments. Pharmacy technicians may be assigned to any area of the pharmacy including expanded distributive function assignments; for example assignment as team leaders for specific process improvement teams involving technical areas or performing more highly complex duties including preparation of oncology agents for clinical pharmacy specialists.For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.
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.