THIS IS AN OPEN
AND CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
The initial cut-off date is December 22, 2016.
Applications will be
referred every two weeks thereafter.
Applications will remain on
file for 3 months.
Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, multiple duty locations varying
between Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, CA.
Functional Statement: Pharmacy Technician (Inpatient/Outpatient All
Systems Floater) / 000000
INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
VA Palo Alto Health Care
System (VAPAHCS) has an immediate opening for an Inpatient/Outpatient Pharmacy
Technician to work as All System Floating Technician. This technician
will be scheduled to cover vacancies, vacations, maternity leave, and other
extended leave of technicians at any of the pharmacies within the VA Palo Alto
Health Care System (Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Livermore, San Jose,
Monterey). The shift scheduled will be determined upon the location and
position that is being covered. Schedules are posted in advance.
Pharmacy Service provides
pharmaceutical care services to our 300-bed acute care hospital and clinics at
the Palo Alto Division (Intensive Care Units, OR/Recovery Room, Medicine,
Surgery, Sub-Acute Medicine/Long Term Care, Hospice, Spinal Cord Injury,
Polytrauma, Psychiatry, Emergency Department); the 600-bed extended care
hospital and clinics at the Menlo Park Division; and the 90-bed extended care
hospital and clinics at the Livermore Division. All pharmacies have
centralized operation for Unit Dose, Ward Stocking, Sterile Compounding, and
Outpatient medication preparation and dispensing. We have a fully
integrated computer system including online provider order entry, documentation
of medication administration using barcode technology, and automation of the
unit dose distribution system.
The duties of this position
include, but are not limited to:
· Filling and delivering new, STAT or missing medication orders and
restocking point of care machines; performing cart-fills and cart exchange
and replenishing crash cart medications and emergency kits.
· Repackaging bulk items (oral solids and liquids) and replenishing pharmacy
automation (Robot Rx, AccuDose, Med Carousel, PacMed).
· Performing optimization of automation and conducting monthly ward/clinic
· Preparing IV admixtures, piggybacks, syringes, TPN/PPN, and chemotherapy
doses based on patient specific orders using sterile technique in the laminar
flow hood in accordance with USP 797 and performing all necessary
Additional duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Outpatient Responsibilities: filling outpatient prescriptions (to include
controlled substances) for patients being seen in the Emergency Department,
clinics and being discharged from the hospital; restocking, cleaning and
maintaining the Parata Max robot; providing dispensing window service to
Veterans and staff picking up prescriptions; and providing customer service to
Veterans on the Pharmacy Telephone Care program.