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Job Title:Pharmacy Technician

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HYB-583-12-634583-RB

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,458.00 to $40,891.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 29, 2012 to Monday, April 9, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0661-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Indianapolis, IN United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

MISSION & VISION

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

 

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
 
The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Federal employees must achieve time in grade to qualify

DUTIES:

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This announcement is open to All US Citizens.

 

Shifts -

Rotate among the following with rotating weekends and holidays:

0730-1600

0800-1630

0900-1730

1000-1830

1200-2030

1300-2200

 

 

The Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient Pharmacy) primary duty will be filling prescriptions, dispensing them through Optifill automation equipment and software, non-sterile compounding, pre packaging and metering orders for mail delivery, and assisting with procurement functions.

 

You will receive and process prescriptions presented for refill at the Outpatient Pharmacy windows and received via incoming mail.  You will wrap parcels of medication and medical supplies in preparation for mailing; attaches appropriate postage to meter wrapped parcels utilizing Neopost software.

 

You will bulk compound certain internal and external preparations for final check by a pharmacist.

 

You will utilize a variety of DHCP men options to enter data into and receive data from DHCP and retrieve necessary information to expedite patient care.

 

You will fill orders for specialty products (i.e. ostomy items, voice prosthesis, dietary supplements) for final check by a pharmacist.

 

You will assist procurement technicians by receiving, checking, and properly storing medications and medical supplies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled. This experience demonstrates knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the variety of procedures and techniques involved in order preparation, inventory control, and distribution of pharmaceuticals to patients and clinics.


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

 

Substitution of education at the GS-5 grade level - Completed a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours of courses related to pharmacy or pharmacy technology; successful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy services while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of experience required for the GS-5 level.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. http://www.sss.gov/

 

2. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

3. All qualification requirements must be met within 15 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 09, 2012.

There are two options to apply for this position, online or by fax.

 

Option A:  To Apply Online

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

·         Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 634583.

·         Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

Option B:  To Apply by Fax

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can apply by Fax using Form 1203-FX.  Follow these steps:

1.     You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

2.     Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.     You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·         If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. 

·         The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

   To be considered for this position you must submit a complete application packet which consists of the following documents:

 

All Applicants must submit the following documents:

In addition to the above requirement, please see specific instructions below based on your eligibility.

 

Current and former Federal employees from other Government Agencies and from VA’s Nationwide.

  • Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Copy of your DD-214 (Member copy 4). Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
  • Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with required proof.  If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more.  Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (SF-15) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

People with Disabilities

  • In addition, you must submit certification from either a state vocational or Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation counselor that describes your ability to perform the essential duties of the position in which you are interested.

CTAP/ICTAP Eligible

·         If you are currently a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who has received a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) separation notice or a Certificate of Expected Separation, or if you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to special priority selection under the Department of Veterans Affairs Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  ICTAP eligible must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Renea Bogan
Phone: (317)988-2879
Email: RENEA.BOGAN@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Indianapolis VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
Richard L Roudebush VAMC HRMS
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
Indianapolis, IN
46202

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

View Occupational Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

HYB-583-12-634583-RB

Control Number:

312944400