PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill Pharmacy Technician GS-0661-06 positions at the VA in Oklahoma City. 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: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education or Experience. A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience. Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. 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. United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Grade Determinations: One year experience at the next lower level and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 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 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, Part II, Appendix G46, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. Physical Requirements: This position requires you to be on your feet for 8 hours a day, lifting and carrying light and heavy items. Stretching and bending to retrieve items on shelves. May require walking from one part of the hospital to the other. ["In the drug distribution process by reading and interpreting prescriptions, selecting dose forms and preparing medications accurately for pharmacist review. The incumbent will be managing inventory levels, making suggested orders, receive, and stock medications and supplies. The position will communicate any dispensing or inventory issues to the pharmacist ensure patient care and pharmacy issues are resolved timely and accurately. This position uses automation in outpatient prescription dispensing and inpatient unit dose stocking. Incumbent will assist in the preparation of prescriptions, ward stock replacement, refills of medication dispensing cabinets (Omnicell), missing doses, or similar activity. The technician will provide outpatient or inpatient pharmacy assigned. The position will represent pharmacy providing care to Veterans or their representatives for outpatient prescription dispensing and work with hospital staff for management of inpatient orders, doses, and supplies. The position will support pharmacists and may require collecting information, transcribing information, and providing responses to customers under the direction of a pharmacist. The position requires certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Service in any area of pharmacy will require training and once qualified the position will function independently and contribute to the team as required by the supervisor during their assigned shift. Knowledge will be developed to provide service in prescriptions, kit(s) preparation, crash carts, controlled substances, IV fluids, or other dose form preparation like compounded sterile products. Position will monitor and provide service (replace materials, fix common software/hardware issues, clean and maintain equipment) in assigned work areas. Other activities may include any needs for inspections, record keeping (writing requirements), data entry, or participation with teams or committees as required by the service. Work Schedule: Tours of duty for will vary - based on needs of the Service.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 53043-O\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.