The position is located in Pharmacy Service with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. The selectee is responsible for the acquisition, inventory, and maintenance of Pharmacy stocks. Selectee is required to be trained and proficient in ordering and contracting. 1st area will be given to Facility, VA-Wide, other Fed Agencies. 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. Certification: Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above 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-7 Pharmacy Technician (Above the Full Performance Level)(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 (*): Experience: One year experience at the next lower level which includes being assigned to any area of the pharmacy including expanded distributive function assignments; for example, assignment as team leaders for specific process improvement teams involving technical areas or performing more highly complex duties including preparation of oncology agents for clinical pharmacy specialist. Certification. PTCB certification is required at this grade level and above. Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain licensure/certification/registration within the required time frame, or who fails to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment. 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 Preferred Experience: One year of specialized experience in a medical center setting Reference: 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 in the GS-07. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 40 pounds, and bending/stooping. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws Establish and maintain portions of pharmacy service budget to include projecting, and assuring accuracy Provide current and accurate budget information to document the need for supplemental funding. Provide information to supervisors on matters that will require additional funds Accomplish date entry of all orders into the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA) and the Prime Vendor direct order system Gather fact when non-formulary medication purchases are required Coordinates change in drugs and materials stocked and procurement of special/drug/items Communicates directly with the manufacturer, pharmaceutical representatives, or both, to maintain sufficient supplies to meet the needs of the Medical Center for new drugs or drugs that are in short supply and uses this information to coordinate patient care activities with drug availability and delivery schedules. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts 7:30 - 4; 8:00 - 4:30, may include weekend and holiday rotations Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 619-100 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.