Pharmacy Technician Job in Alexandria, Louisiana – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Pharmacy Technician – Alexandria, Louisiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 587180
Start Date: 04/18/2022
End Date: 05/10/2022

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacy Technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Certification: Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-06 and above. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations:
Experience: One year of experience at the GS-05 grade level and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs) at the next lower level.
Certification: PTCB certification is required at this grade level and above.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following KSA’s: 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 dated March 17, 2006. Preferred Experience: Knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature. Knowledge of operations and capabilities of automated dispensing systems. Knowledge of laws, regulations and official policy concerning drug procurement and security. Specialized technical working knowledge of sterile compounding techniques. Knowledge to prepare complex solutions. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), heavy carrying (45 pounds and over), straight pulling (up to 4 hours), pulling hand over hand (up to 4 hours), pushing (up to 4 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (8-12 hours), standing (8-12 hours), kneeling (up to .5 hours), repeated bending (up to 4 hours), climbing with legs only (up to 1 hour), both legs required, operation of crane, truck, or motor vehicle; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near or far vision correctable at 13′ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors or shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), demonstrated emotional and mental stability, drug free.
Environmental Factors: Outside and inside constant noise, dust, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working with hands in water, working closely with others; working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work, solvents and heat from equipment.

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