The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate for a Pharmacy Technician position in the Outpatient Pharmacy in Wichita Kansas. Work Schedule: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday Bargaining Unit Status: Covered Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt 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. Education or Experience. A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. 3. 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-5 Education: 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 Experience: At least 1 year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies (KSAs) described at the GS-4 level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment. 2. Knowledge of, and ability to perform, aseptic technique. 3. Knowledge of basic inventory procedures. 4. Knowledge of pharmacy information systems. Assignments. This is the full performance level for pharmacy technicians. Employees at this grade level serve as staff pharmacy technicians receiving little guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex patients and procedures, and require minimal supervision. **You must address the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in your resume for us to qualify you** References: VA handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28 Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 5. Physical Requirements: Physical movements involve completion of routine pharmacy functions which include but are not limited to significant computer work/typing, prescription order entry and processing, contact of patients (both face to face and via phone). Certain tasks are repetitive in nature and require multiple steps performed in succession for success. The incumbent should be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds without significant difficulty. Incumbent must be able to stand or sit in one place for considerable time during completion of complex tasks. Complexity of mental processes involved is extensive, demanding, and challenging. ["Medication Management System: Repackages liquids, tablets, capsules, etc., into specified quantities and various size containers. Correctly packages medication orders for window pick-up or shipment by mail. Assists with scanning of mail. Dispenses medications at pick-up window following VA procedures. Basic maintenance of automated equipment i.e.: cleaning and label changes. Receives medications and supplies, check for shortages, tampering, breakage, deterioration, or expiration. Place medication in proper storage areas and rotates first in, first out. Communicates medication ordering needs to responsible inventory managers. Keeps storage and work areas clean. Performs monthly ward/clinic inspections as assigned, checking for safe storage, proper labeling, dating, and excessive stock of pharmaceuticals. Minimal knowledge & ability to perform aseptic technique along with the handling of hazardous drugs in an outpatient setting. Assist with maintenance of pharmacy files and records. Performs all other duties as assigned"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.