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Pharmacy Technician

Durham, NC

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Pharmacy Technician
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
North Carolina (NC)
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Reads and interprets inpatient and outpatient orders, obtains proper medication or material in the proper strength and dosage form; determines proper amount and counts, pours, or measures the medications; affixes proper label.
After a final check by a pharmacist, dispenses medication through the outpatient pharmacy window, pass or discharge situations.
For unit-dose medications, fills unit-dose carts with the correct drug for delivery to all medical center inpatient wards.
Mixes IVs correctly adhering to sterile procedures, proper use and care of equipment, proper labeling and quality control check of the final product.
Fills controls substances, following all inventory and record-keeping procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate handling and mixing of hazardous chemicals and drugs
Conducts monthly ward inspection of patient care areas and monitors inventory needs in patient care areas (ward stock/ automatic replenishment). This includes placing stock in proper storage areas, rotating stock on shelves, and removing/replacing outdated items and Monitors refrigerator temperature in patient care areas.
Follows procedures to replenish Omnicell machines in all patient care areas in the medical center and replaces outdated drugs in the Omnicell machines
Fills and delivers on-demand requests for the clinics or wards if necessary. Informs procurement technician or supervisor of stock shortages.
Prepackages medications for unit dose, IV and outpatient areas. Assists in stocking medication and supplies in all areas of pharmacy and assures rotation of stock.
Work Schedule:
Rotating shifts including weekends, holidays, and nights/evenings.
nancial Disclosure Report:
Not required 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.
high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.
Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Grade Determinations
: To qualify at the GS-06 level you must have 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level (GS-05). Examples of qualifying experience include but are not limited to operating and caring for automated pharmacy dispensing devices and equipment, performing aseptic technique, pharmacy inventorying, and using pharmacy information systems.
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the a GS-06
Physical Requirements:
Heavy Lifting (45lbs. and over); Straight pulling, pulling hand over hand and pushing for extended hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands required; Walking and standing for extended hours; Repeated bending and kneeling for extended hours; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in other eye; Both eyes required (Good vision with near and distant vison corrected or uncorrected); Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing without aid (Conversation voices); and, emotional and mental stability.None
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: ****.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
Cover Letter
Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit ****.

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