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, including holidays and weekends.
Functional Statement: Pharmacy Technician (Inpatient/Outpatient) /
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 at the Livermore Division.
Pharmacy Service provides
pharmaceutical care services to the 90-bed extended care hospital and
outpatient primary and specialty care clinics at the Livermore Division. Our
pharmacy has a 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 or missing medication orders and restocking
point of care machines; performing cart-fills and cart exchange and
replenishing emergency kits.
· Repackaging bulk items (oral solids and liquids) and replenishing pharmacy
automation (AcuDose, Med Carousel, PacMed).
· Performing optimization of automation and conducting monthly ward/clinic
· Preparing IV piggybacks and syringes based on patient specific orders using
sterile technique in the laminar flow hood in accordance with USP 797 and
performing all necessary pharmaceutical calculations.
Additional duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Outpatient Responsibilities: filling outpatient prescriptions (to include
controlled substances) for patients being discharged from the hospital and
following clinic visits.