Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
· Citizenship. Must be a citizen of the United States.
· Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
· English Language Proficiency. Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
· Physical Requirements. Must pass pre-employment medical examination.
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.
Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a pharmacy technician is credited according to its relationship to the full-time work week.
All applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-6: You must have at least one (1) year of progressively specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the following competencies: Experienced Inventorying and replenishing emergency carts. Ability to perform record keeping and inventory management of pharmacy inventory as well as collecting drug use evaluation data for quality improvement purposes. Operating and maintaining complicated pharmacy equipment. Able to compound and/or reconstitute oral or external medications (nonsterile); this includes calculating and converting to proper weights and measures the amount of drug or solution to be used. After orders are reviewed by a pharmacist for therapeutic propriety, must have ability to review orders for technical accuracy and convert the order, if necessary, so that the item dispensed corresponds to the drug and dose ordered. (Core competencies are as follows: (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. (6). Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
(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 MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. IF YOUR RESUME DOES NOT SUPPORT YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE ANSWERS, WE WILL NOT ALLOW CREDIT FOR YOUR RESPONSE(S).
References : Input applicable reference and links. For example: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards, dated March 17, 2006, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Requires standing for long periods. Requires frequent movement within work areas, regular and recurring bending stooping sitting, and stretching. Requires manual dexterity and acute hearing. Must be able to distinguish colors.
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:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
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.
when applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
This announcement is opened to all US Citizens all eligible and qualified applicants will be referred in the following order:
(1) Disabled Veterans who have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (5 U.S.C. § 2108(2)).
(2) Preference eligibles under 5 U.S.C. § 2108(3)(C) through (G), other than those above (i.e., disabled Veteran; unmarried widow or widower of a Veteran who served on active duty in wartime or other designated service period; spouse of a service-connected disabled Veteran not qualified for civil service employment; eligible mother of a Veteran who lost his/her life in wartime or other designated service period; eligible mother of a service-connected permanently and totally disabled Veteran).
(3) Preference eligibles under 5 U.S.C. § 2108(3)(A) and (B) (i.e., Veterans who served on active duty in wartime or other designated service period).
(4) Other Veterans (5 U.S.C. § 2108(1)).
(5) All other nonpreference candidates