The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient) in Decatur, Georgia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient) – Decatur, Georgia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 75986Start Date: 04/01/2019End Date: 04/19/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/19/2019. 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: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English. Certification: National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. (1) 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.(2) 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.(3) 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. Grade Determinations: 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 (*): (*)1. Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action. (*)2. Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment. (*)3. Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents. 4. Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products. 5. Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts. 6. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders. Assignments. Pharmacy technicians may be 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 specialists. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards Appendix G28(5). http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (3 hours); Standing (4 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).
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