Job Title:Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:AG-T38-12-088-Dca-611843
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, April 27, 2012 to
Monday, May 21, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy -
Temple, TX United StatesView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Status Candidates |
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.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
permanent Central Texas Veterans Health Care System employees will be given
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination if required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
DUTIES:Back to top
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 611843 (Please include on all documents)
Applications will ONLY be accepted online or by fax, 1-478-757-3144.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!
IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
This is a BARGAINING UNIT position.
Tour of Duty: Monday to Friday 0930am to 6:00pm (Hours may be extended if patient needs arise)
DUTIES: The incumbent provides broad range of technical support function in pharmacy.
Performs outpatient pharmacy technician duties necessary for the pharmacy
operation. Assists pharmacists in filling prescriptions by selecting,
packaging, and labeling the proper drug and dosage. Fills drugs orders as
assigned; maintains control drug accountability. Processes prescriptions
for disposition. Provides customer service and assists patients
with pharmacy related problems at the pharmacy window or by telephone.
Maintains ward stock inventories. Conducts and documents monthly ward
inspections. Determines prepackaging needs for Pharmacy Service and
coordinates volunteer staff where applicable. Packages, documents, and properly
labels all pre-packaged units for dispensing. Properly packages, labels,
documents and verifies accuracy of finished product. Fills prescriptions
and medication orders using pharmacy automation. Unpacks medication
orders and accurately stocks shelves. Inspects pharmacy stock for
expired products. Maintains, cleans, and
calibrates pharmacy automation. Responsible for maintaining all products
requiring compounding either in small batches for single prescriptions or in
bulk preparation to be dispensed as more than one prescription. Monitors
and analyzes drug use patterns.
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Must be a U.S.
Must have a high
school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months
Must have a
certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) (A
copy must be provided with application).
Must be proficient in
spoken and written English are required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Grades and salaries will be determined by the Professional Standards Board (PSB).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
At the GS-6, One (1) year experience at the GS-5 level or
equivalent, and must fully meet the
KSAs at the next lower level.
In addition, the candidate must
demonstrate the following technical
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
5. Knowledge of
policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as
6. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input
prescriptions and medication orders.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office .
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.
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.
Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
Veterans' preference does apply to Title 38 Hybrid positions; therefore, if you are a Veteran applying for veterans preference, you must submit evidence of eligibility, such as: a copy of your DD-214(s) (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference version dated December 2004), if applicable; and the proof requested on the form, such as a Civil Service Preference letter stating your percentage of disability, if applicable.
DD Form 214: Veterans can now request a copy of their DD-214 online at the following National Personnel Records Center website, http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html. This site also provides instructions and addresses for requesting service records, medical records, proof of military service, correcting records, and replacing medals or awards. Veterans may also request a copy of their DD-214 by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job.
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.