Pharmacy Technician Job in Lexington, Kentucky – Department of Veterans Affairs

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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 Pharmacy Technician in Lexington, Kentucky Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Pharmacy Technician – Lexington, Kentucky
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 606915
Start Date: 07/19/2022
End Date: 08/09/2022

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. Certification: Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above. English Language Proficiency: Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates: Pharmacy Technician, GS-7 Experience: One year experience at the next lower level (GS-6) and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk: Demonstrate Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) statements: 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.
8. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to, analyze data in VA information systems. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards 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).
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28, Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-30 pounds); moderate carrying (15-30 pounds); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4 hours); standing (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4: far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basis colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; mental and emotional stability.

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