Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1921594

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. 

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.

VA North Texas Health Care System is the second busiest VA system in the nation and we are growing! Comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 4,600 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. VANTHCS also coordinates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic program throughout its 40-county primary service area to improve access to care for veterans throughout 38 North Texas and 2 in southern Oklahoma. Through these four distinctive facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS provides a continuum of health care services to a veteran population of approximately 110,000.

PLEASE NOTE: VA Form 10-2850c–Application for Associated Health Occupations is a REQUIRED Document and must be either on file in your Official Personnel Folder or submitted at the time of application. Without this required document, you will be rated"ineligible" and will not be referred for this position. A link to this form is provided below under "How to Apply".

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the salary at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary will be based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, North Texas Healthcare System is committed to providing equal access to all employees. If you need alternative formats, or assistive technology or services because of a disability, please contact Workforce Solution, (214) 857-1701.

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.

Duties

 

This position functions in the inpatient section of Pharmacy Service and performs under the general oversight of a supervisory Pharmacy Technician.  The incumbent's primary duties will provide more complex assistance of a technical, specialized and support nature to healthcare medical personnel with regard to the automated distribution and preparation of unit-dose prepackaged pharmaceuticals.  Sets up, adjusts and operates complex automated dispensing devices and equipment that supports the treatment of patients.  Sets up and adjusts equipment with multiple and varied features that requires consistent and precise calibration to operate correctly.  Sets equipment parameters based on manufacturer or individual characteristics of the medication to be packaged.  The incumbent, after finishing assigned duties, will assist other associates in their task so that patient care will be facilitated.  Prepares packing equipment for daily use and performs general equipment troubleshooting.  Routinely packages unit-dose pharmaceuticals in an efficient and error free manner consistent with prescribed guidelines.  The technician activity will include drug distribution, controlled substances handling, ordering drugs, restocking the Operating Room Pharmacy and medication carts; orientation and training of new staff and quality-assurance activities.  Sufficiently restocks ROBOT-RX and replenishes offline inventory with prepackaged unit-dose pharmaceuticals to ensure availability for daily cart fills and dispensing.  Recognizes and identifies inventory shortages and alerts procurement of medications required to be packaged to ensure inventories are at optimal levels.

WORK SCHEDULES: Monday-Friday  07:00a.m. - 3:30p.m., with rotating weekends and holidays. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE/PD:  Pharmacy Technician Inpatient (RX-Robotic).

RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Salary may be determined by the Pharmacy Technician Professional Standards Board.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No