The Oklahoma City VA is hiring for one Pharmacy Technician (Anticoagulation). 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. Grade Determinations: GS-07 To qualify, applicants must have 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 KSA: Ability to evaluate, analyze workflow, and coordinate work activities. Ability to independently gather, evaluate, and analyze data to generate reports and/or for other projects/statistical purposes. Knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures sufficient to train and orient new employees and other staff Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and care of specialized pharmaceutical equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of the procurement and formulary process. Comprehensive knowledge of investigational drug policies and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of controlled substance policies and procedures, and the ability to identify and investigate discrepancies in these policies and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to, analyze data in VA information systems. References: Requirements for appointment under the provisions of VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-07 Physical Demands: The position requires walking, standing, and sitting for long periods of time. The position also requires climbing stairs, lifting up to 50 pounds, dexterity of the hand and wrist, and arm strength. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws This position functions in all the patient care areas of pharmacy service and can be assigned to the clinical pharmacy section, inpatient, or outpatient. However, the position has a primary focus in the clinical section. The position requires certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The position requires the ability to function independently. Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues in other services, clinical pharmacy specialists, and supervisors is essential for the functioning of this position. The major list of duties includes, but is not limited to: Support patient administration through identification of patients due for an encounter/lab work, responding to non-clinical patient questions, and other patient communication as directed by assigned clinical pharmacy specialist. Conducts medication reconciliation interviews and scripted disease state interviews in support of outpatient clinical pharmacy services. Enters notes into the electronic medical record for assigned clinical pharmacy specialist to review, evaluate, and sign. Support coordination of care for outpatient clinical pharmacy services when directed by assignedclinical pharmacy specialist. This may include requesting outside records or review of available online records for targeted information. Support patient care through provision of point-of-care lab testing. Support face-to-face clinical pharmacy encounters through regularly evaluating stocks of clinic supplies and requesting replenishment of supplies to par values. Facilitate the process of lab ordering and lab draws at all Oklahoma City VA sites through communication with patients, lab, nursing, and pharmacy staff. Routinely reviews laboratory monitoring reports for selected disease states and identifies patients with lab values beyond normal limits. Reports identified patients to assigned clinical pharmacist for evaluation. Routinely review computer medication profile for prescription duplication, therapeutic duplication, prescription noncompliance, and allergies/adverse drug reactions. Reports identified patients to assigned clinical pharmacy specialist for evaluation. Support patient scheduling efforts when needed in support of clinical pharmacy specialists. Documents clinical and operational activities as assigned. Participates in QA processes and programs as assigned. Support pharmacy operations when the needs of the Pharmacy Service require support. Understands the pharmacy drug distribution process, reads, interprets and reviews verified prescriptions, identifies basic therapeutic problems and communicates back to the pharmacist. Selects proper dose form, strength, and quantity of medications, counts, pours, or measures medication into final containers accurately, affixes proper label(s), records required data on the appropriate form, prescription, or order. After a final check by a pharmacist, dispenses medications, compounded sterile products, or other products to patients, health care providers, or other approved individuals according to hospital policy. For unit-dose medications, reads and interprets medication orders, selects the appropriate product at the proper strength and dosage form, prepares unit doses or ward stock items, transports medications and pharmacy products to appropriate locations in patient care areas, wards, or clinics. Inventories and replenishes emergency carts, anesthesia trays, or other medication kits based on drug supply. Understands the pneumatic tube system and medications that can be tubed to areas and limits of this system for medication delivery. Facilitates quality control in the pharmacy by performing secondary reviews of doses prepared by other technicians or other staff as requested. Documents activities as required by VA handbook or directive for pharmacy activities such as cleaning or unit dose filling. Facilitates pharmacy workload by independent functioning to accomplish the distribution activities of the pharmacy. Provide telephone triage and patient follow-up as assigned Communicate (orally and in writing) in a manner which supports the needs of the customer and promotes harmonious relationships. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Functional Statement #: 635-56728-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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