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Pharmacy Technician - Part-time

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Martinez, CA

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Pharmacy Technician - Part-time

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs




California (CA)

Position type:


Application End Date:



Dispensing Activities:

The Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient) uses computer generated labels to initiate filling process. Verifies computer generated label with prescription order. Selects appropriate drug, fills prescription and attaches correct label; documents appropriate filling data; opens and sorts incoming mail requests, prepares and enters mail refill requests into computer, prints prescription suspense and VISTA file regularly; prepares packages for mailing, sorts, release (via computer) and files new prescriptions, renewal and refill documents; receives incoming clinic ward order requests and fills ward orders as appropriate. Educates patients on medication refill process and status; generates prescription renewal requests and resolves routine system questions. Works with supervisor to meet requirements from regulatory agencies (DEA, OIG) or accreditation (JC).

Inventory Control:

Coordinates the supply and demand of pharmaceuticals in all filling areas. Assists supervisor and procurement technician in setting inventory levels; maintains stock of all supplies and pharmaceuticals in a neat and orderly manner; supports procurement technician by screening inventory for depleted and outdated medications, by logging medications that need to be ordered and by preparing reports during inventory audits. Maintains and operates automatic prescription dispensing equipment including point of care machines, labeling devices, and equipment for packaging mail outs.

Functional Statement Title:

Outpatient Pharmacy Technician

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; 4 hours between 8am and 5:30pm

On Call:


Rotating Shifts:


Required to Work Holidays or Weekends:


Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA):


Bargaining Unit Position:


Relocation Expenses:

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Financial Disclosure Report:

Not Required



Must be a citizen of the United States

English language proficiency.

Must be proficient in spoken and written English


Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.


One year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level which provided a basic knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compound, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.

In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

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 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.

Creditable Experience.

To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills abilities, and other characteristics associated with the scope of pharmacy technician practice.

Part-time Experience.

Part-time experience as a pharmacy technician is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a pharmacy technician would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work.

Quality of Experience.

To be creditable, pharmacy technician experience must be documented on the application and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means.


VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28, available in the local Human Resources


: The work requires standing, walking for short periods of time, light carrying and lifting under 15 pounds; bending, reaching, and stooping. The work also involves working around machinery with moving parts and working closely with others. Both eyes required (Glasses Okay), Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors and distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted).None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

PTCB Certification

VA Form 10-2850c


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: . (Required)

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


PTCB Certification

VA Form 10-2850c




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 .

Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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