Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient) Job in Seattle, Washington – Department of Veterans Affairs



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 Seattle, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient) – Seattle, Washington
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 121696
Start Date: 07/19/2019
End Date: 07/25/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/25/2019. 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. Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. (Copy of Certificate is required). English 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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met. You must possess one (1) year experience at the next lower level (GS-05) and fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level (i.e., Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment; Knowledge of and ability to perform, aseptic technique; Knowledge of basic inventory procedure; and Knowledge of pharmacy information systems). NOTE: 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. Pharmacy technician experience must be documented on the application and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means. 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment. Knowledge of and ability to perform aseptic technique. Knowledge of basic inventory procedures. Knowledge of pharmacy information systems. Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action. Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment. Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents. Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products. Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders. References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II, Appendix G28. Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standard GS-661. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is 06. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion involving standing for prolonged periods of time, walking, bending, stooping, stretching, lifting, handling items not to exceed 40 pounds, irregular work shifts. Incumbent must be able to walk an average of 3-5 miles per day.

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