The John D Dingell Medical Center is recruiting for a Pharmacy Technician (Procurement Technician). The Pharmacy Service is in need of support for Inpatient/Clinic/Outpatient purchases. 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. Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English accordance with VA Handbook 5005, chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.. 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: One year experience at the next lower grade level (GS-06) 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. 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. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28, Pharmacy Technician Job Qualification Standard GS-661. Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion. The physical demands of the work includes moderate lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 44 lbs., pushing and pulling of large medication carts, light lifting of under 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, good dexterity (both hands required), walking up to 4 hours, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time, kneeling, repeated bending/stooping, climbing, use of legs and arms, operation of vehicle/motorized cart, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20, specific visual requirement, ability to read fine print on labels, depth perceptions, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), clear speech, and emotional stability. ["VA Careers - Pharmacy: https://youtube.com/embed/Fn_ickNBEws This position serves as Pharmacy Technician (Procurement), overseeing inventory management for the Pharmacy Service, supporting patient care activities for the John D Dingell Medical Center. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, can perform routine distributive pharmacy functions. Primary Procurement technician duties include, but not limited to: Independently plans and manages all inventory transactions and purchase decisions Responsible for functions related to fund control procedures including obligating funds, daily reports, postings and receiving, running balances and recordkeeping. Reconciles want book, Script Pro partial/out of stock lists or other established practice on a daily basis to place order(s) as needed Maintain authorized use of the Government Purchase Card. Perform weekly B09 reconciliation Coordinate purchases with procurement technician handling the fiscal aspect of fund control points Acts to close out fund control point(s) and coordinates de-obligation of funds as applicable Acts as procurement expert and consultant to Pharmacy managers on law, regulations and requirements associated with drug purchasing. Acts to receive, check in inventory, and properly storing medications and medical supplies. Handles stock returned for credit. Ability to maintain tracking activity of all purchases from point of order to point of delivery and to point of receipt into pharmacy. Effectively communicates with prime vendor and other suppliers to track purchases to delivery to the facility. Maintains all training and certificates required to function as procurement staff with ordering authorizations and purchase card use Contribute to efforts for stock rotation to utilize the shortest expiration date items first and to ensure expired or soon to expire medications are removed from use Follows the proper procedures for purchasing and receiving Controlled Substance medications to include the use and completion of DEA 222 forms. Display a thorough understanding and competency of VA Drug accountability, VHA Directives and local policies/procedures with knowledge of basic accounting and budgetary principles to assure cost-effective purchases. Communicating the status of back orders and shortages to appropriate pharmacy personnel. Able to demonstrate proper handling/processing of expired drugs or returns of pharmacy stock for exchange, credit or disposal through the best means possible and within the guidelines of VA regulations. Takes prompt and appropriate action(s) to respond electronically to drug recall notices or alerts received from Logistics, VA National Patient Safety Center, wholesaler and or drug manufacturers. Ability to communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals. Ability to operate, maintain and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment. Ability to operate pharmacy information systems. Ability to prepare sterile compounds under supervision. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, 8:30am-5:00pm, 9:00am-5:30pm, 9:30am-6:00pm. Weekend /Holidays as needed\nCompressed/Flexible: No\nTelework: No\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: No\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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