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    Summary

    A pharmacy technician in this assignment performs inpatient and/or outpatient duties necessary for pharmacy operation; answering questions from patients, and other customers, including pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel, regarding drug distribution and medication delivery; utilizing professional demeanor and common courtesy during performance of duties; working with pharmacists to identify basic therapeutic conflicts including duplicate drug therapies and inconsistencies in therapy.



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    Responsibilities

    These include but are not limited to: Receives and processes prescription refill requests through the computer system for disposition. Collates reorder documents as they are printed. Issues medication to patients and responsible third parties. Maintains files of dispensing records. Utilizes knowledge of the computer system, printer operation, and organizational skills to facilitate the dispensing process. Accurately fills prescriptions and medication orders by selecting, packaging, and labeling the correct and proper drug and dosage. Documents all quality assurance information on the dispensing record. Provides medications, IV preparations, missing doses for "stat" or "now" conditions. Utilizes knowledge of automated devices, quality assurance requirements and team approach to fill prescriptions and medication orders in accordance with the facility's customer service standards.

    Accurately fills patient unit dose carts independently or as a team utilizing order copies and or pick lists. Reviews and coordinates orders and pick lists to provide proper dosage, making corrections as required. Inputs, updates, and edits pick lists to ensure accurate dispensing records. Utilizes knowledge of computer system, printer operation and pre-packing or automated dispensing machinery. Packages medications and supplies for mailing or transfer to other sites, observing special considerations required for controlled substances and cytotoxic preparations. Takes precautions to ensure only medications for addressee are included in the package. Includes any correspondence intended for the patient. Independently fills and maintains levels in the automated dispensing machines (Ex. Script Pro, Pyxis, Robot Rx, etc.). Maintains inventory balance with potentially out-of-date drugs. Adjusts the flow of inventory to correspond with CMOP dispensing.

    Maintains ward stock and pyxis inventories. Maintains unit dose cart inventories. Conducts and documents monthly ward inspections and monitors for expiration dates of all stock. Inventories, stocks, seals and documents emergency cart medications. Reports shortages and out of stock conditions as discovered. Inspects pharmacy stock for expiration dates. Replaces barcode scanner tags for individual products as necessary. Inventories stock and supplies needed for pre-packaging.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Includes Rotating Holidays.
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/000000
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614781200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.