Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Supevisor
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Salt Lake City
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Incumbent routinely coordinates and provides supervisory oversight for all technical aspects of pharmacy operations involved with workflow, including floor stocking, medication delivery, ward inspections, narcotic vault oversight, inventory procurement and maintenance, infusion room support, personnel scheduling, time-and-attendance oversight, and oversight for quality assurance activities.
Coordinate day-to-day maintenance and operation of pharmacy area equipment and automation.
Continuously analyzes and reassesses priorities, redirecting staff to assure that workload demands are accomplished in the most effective, efficient and economic manner possible.
Oversee the narcotic vault(s) and other specialty areas as required and assigned.
Other duties as assigned in the functional statement
Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with rotating shifts including possible weekends based upon organizational needs
Functional Statement Title/#:
Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Supervisor/000000
Financial Disclosure Report:
Not Required Basic Requirements:
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education or Experience.
A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.
. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.
d. Loss of Credential.
An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain licensure/certification/registration within the required time frame, or who fails to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment. For occupations which require an active credential (licensure/certification/registration) at all grade levels, at the discretion of the appointing official, an employee may be reassigned to another occupation for which he/she qualifies if a placement opportunity exists. For occupations which require an active credential (licensure/certification/registration) in assignments above the full-performance level only, at the discretion of the appointing official, an employee may remain at an appropriate lower grade level in the occupation when both of the following apply: the credential is not a requirement and a placement opportunity exists.
e. English Language Proficiency.
Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
1. At least one (1) year at a GS-07 level technician specialist in informatics, IV room, vault or similar. OR 2. At least one (1) year serving as a technician supervisor.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Grade Determinations for a GS-08:
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 (*):
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*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.
For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Pharmacy technicians at this level may be assigned supervisory positions or assignments as lead technicians in a highly complex area of the pharmacy. The GS-8 level is for very select, complex pharmacy technician positions as established by each health care facility. To be advanced, employees must meet all of the following standards, provided the standard is part of their assignment.
Determinations concerning placement of positions at this grade level shall take into consideration the skill mix and availability of supervision in the work unit. Although these positions are under the supervision of a pharmacist, employees in such settings successfully and consistently demonstrate the exercise of independent technical judgment (without the need for readily available supervision) as well as comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures. Such individuals may also serve as supervisors or in an equivalent assignment in a Pharmacy Service, or for a specific unit or section.
: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G28 Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standard.Ä,, This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.None