Pharmacy Technician (Inpatient)
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|Employer:|| U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.|
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.
Note: External candidates eligible for Veterans preference will receive consideration prior to considering external non-preference applicants.
Certification: PTCB certification is required at this level or above.
The primary function of the Inpatient Pharmacy Technician will be to provide innovative and progressive pharmaceutical care to the veterans. The position function will include assuring appropriate, safe and accurate medications are dispensed to Veterans in an efficient manner. Serves primarily in the pharmacy area and provides a range of medication management and administrative services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the professional staff by performing the following scope of assigned duties:
-Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
-Education or Experience: Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree that included at least 24 semester hours of courses related to pharmacy or pharmacy technology; successful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy services while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of experience required for the GS-5 level; or at least 1 year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies (KSAs).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GS-6: PTCB certification and at least one year experience at the next lower level and candidates must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. These include: Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment; Knowledge of and ability to perform aseptic technique; Knowledge of basic inventory procedures; Knowledge of pharmacy information systems. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterick(*):
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28, dated March 17, 2006.
GS-6: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other characteristics (KSAOs) for this position:
*1. Ability to evaluate, analyze workflow, and coordinate work activities.
2. Ability to independently gather, evaluate, and analyze data to generate reports and/or for other projects/statistical purposes.
3. Knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures sufficient to train and orient new employees and other staff.
4. Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and care of specialized pharmaceutical equipment.
5. Comprehensive knowledge of the procurement and formulary process.
6. Comprehensive knowledge of investigational drug policies and procedures.
7. Comprehensive knowledge of controlled substance policies and procedures, and the ability to identify and investigate discrepancies in these policies and procedures.
8. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to, analyze data in VA information systems.
References :VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm .