Job Overview

Summary

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1864003

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.

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology.

VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital with an affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine which provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Our Health Care System operates over 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 67,000 enrolled Veterans.

You can learn more about VAPAHCS by visiting http://www.paloalto.va.gov/about

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Current VA and/or Federal Employees should apply under VK-17-SF-1863580-OCA-BU-R.

***NOTE: Declining to be interviews, failure to respond/accept interview attempts, or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.***

Duties

THIS IS AN OPEN AND CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

·         The initial cut-off date is December 27, 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) / 000000

***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) has an immediate opening for TWO Inpatient/ Outpatient Pharmacy Technician at the Menlo Park Division. 

Pharmacy Service provides pharmaceutical care services to the 600-bed extended care hospital and Mental Health clinics at the Menlo Park 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 (Robot Rx, AcuDose, Med Carousel, PacMed).

·     Performing optimization of automation and conducting monthly ward/clinic inspections.

·     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, on self-medication programs, and following clinic visits.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No