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Pharmacy Technician – Iron Mountain, Michigan
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 408567Start Date: 02/24/2021End Date: 03/05/2021
BASIC REQUIREMENTS U.S. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English 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 the GS-6 level and above. A copy of your certification must be submitted with your application. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed above, you must meet the following GRADE REQUIREMENTS. GS-6 GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Must possess at least 1 year of Pharmacy Technician experience at the GS 05 level. Experience is defined as: 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. AND
In addition, you must demonstrate the following technical 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 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: Reference: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28. Physical Requirements: Considerable periods of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, and pushing or pulling of carts are inherent in the position. Bending, stooping, and lifting of supplies is necessary, mostly under 50 pounds. The work is performed within the pharmacy and the medical center. The incumbent observes safety precautions while working with a variety of equipment. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions (e.g., risk exposure to caustic agents, flammable liquids when unpacking supplies or cleaning equipment). When stocking shelves, incumbent works with drugs and chemicals in which care must be taken in the event accidental contact is made to the skin, eyes and lungs. Incumbent follows guidelines for preparation, handling and administration of hazardous drugs and disposal of all pharmaceutical waste in compliance with medical center policy.
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