Pharmacy Technician - Lead Automated Dispensing Cabinet
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 709496200
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. 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. Certification: Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board(PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. 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: Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 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. OR 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. Loss of Credential: An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment. 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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Creditable Experience. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of Knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with the scope of pharmacy technician practice. Quality of Experience. To be creditable, pharmacy technician experience must be documented on the application and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means. Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a pharmacy technician is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a pharmacy technician would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II APPENDIX G28. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: The work involves regular and recurring physical exertion including walking, bending, prolonged sitting, standing, and/or stooping. Dexterity is required for the operation of Pharmacy equipment. ["The Pharmacy Technician (Lead Automated Dispensing Cabinet) position is located at the Durham Health Care Center, Durham, NC. The primary duties consist of complex assistance of a technical, specialized, and support nature to health care medical personnel with regard to the distribution of medication from automated dispensing cabinets within the facility as well as distribution of medications from automated dispensing cabinets within the facility. Coordinating and assisting with monitoring inventory levels and providing appropriate training on the use of the automated dispensing cabinet. Provides status reports and presentations to ensure quality assurance. Actively assists & coordinates with the vendor, Information Technology service, BioMedical service & health care personnel in the setup & implementation of automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs) used in the medical center. Responsible for setting par levels & monitoring inventory levels in ADCs on daily basis. Assists in the maintenance of records & inventory control of ADCs. Interacts with Controlled Substances Inspectors in troubleshooting identified issues or problems. Responsible for setup and maintenance of medication trays for anesthesia workstations. Provides oversight and assists with daily refilling of anesthesia medication trays using available technology resources to complete the task. Ensures all products used as inventory for anesthesia medication trays are properly labeled. Performs assigned monthly ward/clinic inspections & internal inspections to ensure proper management of medications. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or as required for pharmacy operation. Telework: Not Eligible Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Contact Caronda Slocum (email address) firstname.lastname@example.org the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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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.