A pharmacy technician in this assignment provides a broad range of technical support function in pharmacy. These include but are not limited to: performing inpatient and/or outpatient duties necessary for pharmacy operation. 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. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations:GS-6 Experience. One year experience at the next lower level GS-05, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level GS-05. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 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. Certification. PTCB certification is required at this grade level and above. Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience: Use of ScriptPro Use of VA Secure Messaging Use of Vista Outpatient Pharmacy Package Use of VISTA eRx Use of Microsoft Power Apps Knowledge of VA Mission Act/Community Care References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standard, Appendix G28, Dated 3/17/2006. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Use of fingers; Walking (<2 hours); Standing (8 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be permitted); Emotional/mental stability; Typing & computer use. ["Receives and processes prescription refill requests through the computer system for disposition. Collates reorder documents as they are printed. Issues medication to patients and responsible third parties. Maintains files of dispensing records. Utilizes knowledge of the computer system, printer operation, and organizational skills to facilitate the dispensing process. Accurately fills prescriptions and medication orders by selecting, packaging, and labeling the correct and proper drug and dosage. Documents all quality assurance information on the dispensing record. Provides medications, IV preparations, missing doses for \"stat\" or \"now\" conditions. Utilizes knowledge of automated devices, quality assurance requirements and team approach to fill prescriptions and medication orders in accordance with the facility's customer service standards. Accurately fills patient unit dose carts independently or as a team utilizing order copies and or pick lists. Reviews and coordinates orders and pick lists to provide proper dosage, making corrections as required. Inputs, updates, and edits pick lists to ensure accurate dispensing records. Utilizes knowledge of computer system, printer operation and pre-packing or automated dispensing machinery. Packages medications and supplies for mailing or transfer to other sites, observing special considerations required for controlled substances and cytotoxic preparations. Takes precautions to ensure only medications for addressee are included in the package. Includes any correspondence intended for the patient. Independently fills and maintains levels in the automated dispensing machines (Ex. Script Pro, Pyxis, Robot Rx, etc.) Maintains inventory balance with potentially out-of-date drugs Adjusts the flow of inventory to correspond with CMOP dispensing Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Rotating shifts between 0700-1700 to include weekends/holidays as necessary to meet needs of facility Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 0000 Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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