The VISN 10 Pharmacy Clinical Contact Center is recruiting for a Pharmacy Technician. This is a 100% telework position with the VISN 10 Pharmacy Clinical Contact Center. This position is 100% telework, however candidate must reside within 60 miles of a VA Medical Center so they can report to the site in the event of technology difficulties/outages or as deemed necessary by management. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-6 (a) Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action. 2. Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment 3. Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents. 4. Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products. 5. Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts. 6. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders. (b) Certification. PTCB certification is required at this grade level and above. Preferred Experience: 1. Demonstrates good customer relation skills when addressing patients, their families and fellow employees. Does not cause problems or antagonize others through rudeness or lack of diplomacy. Personal interactions are free of valid complaints. 2. Performance must show the ability to adjust to changes in workflow and the ability to function as a team member, helping the group effort where possible. 3. Responds to customer inquiries in a helpful and timely fashion. If not able to remedy a situation, the employee is able to direct the opportunity to the appropriate resource. 4. Promotes harmonious relationships within the work environment, which supports the needs of the team and the customers References: Requirements for appointment of a Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Service under the provisions of VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06. Physical Requirements: The employee will be required to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time in order to complete the duties of the position. ["This is a External announcement - The public may apply to vacancy announcement CBSR-11578770-22-SH This is an open continuous announcement. August 12, 2022 is the first cut-off for review of candidates. Subsequent reviews will follow as needed. VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws\nParticipates in the creation of VISN CCC Pharmacy Services standard operating procedures. 100% Telework. Receives telephone calls from and responds to veterans, their family members and/or legal representatives regarding a broad range of topics, including: medication refills/renewals, basic billing inquiries, and procedural pharmacy activities. Routinely reviews computer medication profiles for therapeutic duplication, prescription non-compliance and allergies/drug reactions. Transfers identified patients to a Pharmacist or supervisor, for further evaluation, if needed. Reviews patient medical record and medication profiles to identify situations of poly-pharmacy and/or abnormal laboratory findings. Reports identified patients to the assigned Pharmacist. Processes and submits patient requests for new prescription orders and renewals (including controlled substances) into the computer accurately, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Uses approved Pharmacy Service protocols when appropriate to satisfy patient medication requests. When appropriate, handles all refills, return-to-stock, and partial fill patient needs. Documents a minimum 90% of all patient contact and call resolution in CRM (and Electronic Health Records CPRS as applicable) to include but is not limited to what was requested, what action was taken and any other information which may be pertinent during future research. Assists in the documentation of medication variances. Seeks assistance from designated Pod Leader Technician, a pharmacist or supervisor when responding to unusual questions or when reasonable attempts to satisfy a caller have been unsuccessful. Is prompt in answering and dealing with telephone calls, supports the goal of obtaining first call resolution. Maintains National Pharmacy Technician Certification. Participates in the training of new staff as assigned. Completes additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating tours of duty on Days, Evenings and Nights including Weekend and Holiday rotations. Daytime rotation hours having greatest need at this time are 9:00am- 5:30pm (EST); and 9:30am-6:00pm (EST).\nTelework: 100% Teleworking Position\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 91191-A"]
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