Specialized Pharmacy Technician Inpatient/Outpatient (Procurement) Job in Nashville, Tennessee – 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 Specialized Pharmacy Technician Inpatient/Outpatient (Procurement) in Nashville, Tennessee Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Specialized Pharmacy Technician Inpatient/Outpatient (Procurement) – Nashville, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 138353
Start Date: 08/19/2019
End Date: 09/06/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/06/2019. 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. 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. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. 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. Preferred Experience: Three to five years of hospital experience AND; one year of procurement experience. Grade Determinations: (GS-7): Experience. One year experience at the next lower level and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (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 evaluate, analyze workflow, and coordinate work activities; 2. Ability to independently gather, evaluate, and analyze data to generate reports and/or for other projects/statistical purposes; 3. Knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures sufficient to train and orient new employees and other staff; 4. Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and care of specialized pharmaceutical equipment; 5. Comprehensive knowledge of the procurement and formulary process; 6. Comprehensive knowledge of investigational drug policies and procedures; 7. 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: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix 28, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standard The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: Work may involve prolonged standing and/or walking. Work involves lifting of weights up to 40 pounds. Incumbent will be subject to bending and stooping. Transportation of goods from pharmacy to pharmacy will be required. Unloading of pharmaceuticals and stocking of shelves requires heavy lifting, bending, reaching and stooping.

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