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    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/

    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.

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    NOTE1: This is an open continuous announcement; we are anticipating vacancies in the future. Cut off dates will be established through-out the opening dates and qualified applicants will be referred.

    NOTE2: Appointment, grade and salary of hybrid Title 38 positions are subject to the recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director. 

    This position functions in Pharmacy Service within the Miami VA Healthcare Systems. The incumbent is a highly specialized technician, who will perform a variety of complex :technical skills and functions, which requires comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practices. Most duties will be performed in the Outpatient Pharmacy, as required and assigned, the incumbent is expected to accomplish all duties related to stocking, delivering, inventory, inspections, assembling ward orders, prescription set ups, controlled substances distribution, IV and some hazardous drug compounding, and unit-dose. drug packaging and drug distribution. The incumbent performing at this level is considered a fully performing technician and will execute their duties with general supervision. Correctly interprets physician orders, selects and measures appropriate ingredients, mixes ingredients in a safe and effective manner, inspects the final product for accuracy, suitability and elegance, labels the product, maintains records of the manufacturing process and supplies the product for delivery. Inventories and replenishes emergency trays without a second review. Appropriately restocks controlled substances items in automated secured cabinets (i.e. Pyxis) throughout medical center. Uses standard protocols to determine an accurate expiration date for each batch prepared. Accurately fills prescription items for wards using Automatic Replenishment reports by selecting correct drug strength and dosage form. Edits and corrects prescription label information as necessary. Records expiration dates in the automatic prescription dispensing system upon receipt. The technician will be assigned additional duties by the supervisor as necessary for the smooth operation of the pharmacy.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0661 Pharmacy Technician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460089300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.