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Pharmacy Technician

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Summary Veterans Health Administration Wilmington, DE Pharmacy Department is hiring Pharmacy Procurement and Inventory Management Technician (multiple vacancies) GS-8 level. Responsibilities The Pharmacy Procurement and Inventory Management Specialist is a highly specialized position, under the authority of the Chief/Associate Chief/Formulary Manager, Pharmacy Service, and is responsible for pharmaceutical and supply order initiations, receiving shipments of goods, assuring compliance with storage requirements, inventory control through perpetual analysis, fund control, liaison with company representatives and managerial staff, resource statistician for financial status reports and presentations, and maintenance of appropriate records and inventory control. The Pharmacy Procurement and Inventory Management Specialist also acts as a representative of the Pharmacy Service in a variety of Pharmacy related functions within the Healthcare System. The incumbent will be trained and expected to function and maintain competency in other areas of Pharmacy Service, including both Inpatient and Outpatient areas, as needed and assigned. In addition, and as deemed necessary by the Pharmacy Supervisor(s), the incumbent may assist in other patient care areas, as needed, to maintain the consistency of overall Pharmacy services. Work Schedule: Fulltime. Normal working hours are M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/PD000000 Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. 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: GS-8 Experience. One year experience at the next lower level and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. Knowledge of human resource management policies and procedures, and the ability to supervise various levels of pharmacy technicians and other technical personnel (for supervisory assignments). 2. Ability to apply management and leadership principles. 3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 4. Extensive working knowledge of the pharmacy operation. 5. Ability to assess staff needs and provide appropriate training Additional Preferred Experience: Ability to create budget plans and budget forecast Ability to perform COR activities for equipment purchase Ability to create and manage contracts References: VHA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G28 Physical Requirements: Physical demands may include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position may require the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. Must be able to lift items to 50 pounds for a short distance. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position may require moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position may require the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies. Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee’s credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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Job Posting: JC194876125

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 28, 2021