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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.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $45,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 27, 2012 to Monday, May 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0661-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Temple, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB 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.  

 

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/.

 

 

Current permanent Central Texas Veterans Health Care System employees will be given first consideration.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.

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 7407(d).

 

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 KSAs:

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.

 

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. 

 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

 

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System has partnered with the Planetree Organization and considers patient centered care one of our primary focus areas.

 

If you are interested in a career with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, we are interested in you.  We would like to know what patient centered care means to you and why you are interested in working with us?

 

To learn more about Planetree and our efforts to become a true Veteran Centered Organization refer to the following website: http://www.planetree.org/



HOW TO APPLY:

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

  1. Your Résumé or CV and VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/job-search/applications.asp) (required).
  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, May 21, 2012.

To begin the process, write down the 6-digit VIN number and go to https://www.applicationmanager.gov/ (if you have an updated resume saved on your personal computer) to create an account or log in to your existing APPLICATION MANAGER account.  If you do not have a resume, please select "Apply Online" which will take you to USA Jobs Website to build your resume. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire and upload supporting documentation. 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 application manager.  After applying, return to application manager (https://www.applicationmanager.gov/) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 611843. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

1.  Résumé or CV.

2.  VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/job-search/applications.asp) (Required).   

3.   Copy of your transcript(s).
4.   If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action. 

5.   Copy of current Pharmacy Certification. (Required) 

NOTE: If you are a current employee of CTVHCS, you do not need to submit your most recent SF-50.
6.  Veterans' Preference documentation:

a.  DD-214 or equivalent

b.  SF-15 VA Preference Letter, as appropriate. 

7.   The Declaration of Federal Employment form OF-306 is not required in the application packet; however, it must be submitted prior to appointment. It is available at the following link: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf  

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deliz Cajigas
Phone: (254)743-2757
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: DELIZ.CAJIGAS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Central Texas HCS Temple
DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR BY FAX ONLY , TX
00000 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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Job Announcement Number:

AG-T38-12-088-Dca-611843

Control Number:

315429800