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 Health And Human Services. The opening is for a Pharmacy Technician in Nespelem, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Pharmacy Technician – Nespelem, Washington
Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
Job ID: 413167Start Date: 02/22/2021End Date: 03/08/2021
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Individual Occupational Requirements – Specialized Experience for positions at GS-4 and above Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories. Experience must have provided a basic knowledge of: Pharmaceutical nomenclature; Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; Pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the Variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For Grade GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This specialized experience must be related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Examples include: Reconstitutes certain sterile medications which are to be added to intravenous solutions; Receives and fills ward and clinic drug supply orders for a wide variety of items stocked in the pharmacy; bulk compounds, packages, and labels complex products, mix ingredients in proper sequence, and carry out other necessary procedures subject only to a final check of the product by the pharmacist. Compounds and bottles sterile solutions, such as irrigating and saline solutions. Set up those individual prescription orders for items that are frequently prescribed and are already repackaged and labeled; OR Possession of completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study in pharmacy, or that included at least 24 semester hours in pharmacy-related courses; OR I have successfully completed pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy practices while serving in the Armed Forces which is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of specialized experience; OR Possession of a combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for this GS-05 grade level. For Grade GS-06: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. The work at this level require application of an extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practices and apply judgment based on substantial experience in the pharmacy. Example of work at this level include: Filling prescriptions utilizing automated dispensing equipment; distributing pharmaceuticals; utilizing pharmacy based computer systems; working with insurance claims to bill for pharmaceuticals and resolve any billing issues; and performing pharmaceutical procurement and inventory management. OR Possession of completion of 6 months (9 semester hours) of graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position. OR Possession of a combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for this GS-06 grade level Selective Placement Factor for Grade Level GS-06
In addition to the minimum requirements, the following certification is determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position at the full performance level of grade GS-06. Applicants who do not meet a selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration. Possession of a current and active certification through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or National Health Career Association OR An active Pharmacy Technician License by any U.S. State or Territory. Condition of Employment for Grade Level GS-05:
Candidates must obtain a license before reaching the grade GS-06 level. Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. EDUCATION:
Substitution of education for experience must be supported with copies of transcripts. For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study in pharmacy, or that included at least 24 semester hours in pharmacy-related courses. Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision is creditable on a month-for-month basis for general experience. Successful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy practices while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of specialized experience required for GS-5.
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