Pharmacy Technician – Telephone Advice Job in Martinez, California – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Pharmacy Technician – Telephone Advice – Martinez, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 339026
Start Date: 10/06/2020
End Date: 10/26/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/26/2020. BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Must be a citizen of the United States. 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. English language proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken and written English. GRADE REQUIREMENTS 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 fulltime credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work. Grade Determination: In addition to the basic requirements for employment the following criteria must be met for the GS-6 grade level. Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level and meet the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities at the level, which include: Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment; Knowledge of, and ability to perform, aseptic technique; Knowledge of basic inventory procedures; and Knowledge of pharmacy information systems.
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 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 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. 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. Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28, available in the local Human Resources Physical Requirements: The work requires standing, walking for short periods of time, light carrying and lifting under 15 pounds; bending, reaching, and stooping. The work also involves working around machinery with moving parts and working closely with others. Both eyes required (Glasses Okay), Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors and distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted).

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