***The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is seeking highly energetic candidates*** Pharmacy Technicians perform the full range of pharmacy technician functions in support of Pharmacy Service operations. The Pharmacy Technician will provide administrative, clerical, and basic clinical support and has specific knowledge of the medication use process within the VHA and is integral to pharmacy operations and clinical services. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Education or Experience: Applicants must have a high school diploma ore equivalent; or at least 3 months of experience. Certification: Applicants must be certified by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must possess the following grade requirements. GS-7 Pharmacy Technician: Applicants must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade 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 (*): *Ability to evaluate, analyze workflow, and coordinate work activities. Ability to independently gather, evaluate, and analyze data to generate reports and/or for other projects/statistical purposes. Knowledge of pharmacy policies and procedures sufficient to train and orient new employees and other staff. Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and care of specialized pharmaceutical equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of the procurement and formulary process. Comprehensive knowledge of investigational drug policies and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of controlled substance policies and procedures, and the ability to identify and investigate discrepancies in these policies and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to, analyze data in VA information systems. Assignment: 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 grade level may be assigned as a supervisor; lead technician in a particular area of the pharmacy; a controlled substance technician; an investigational drug technician; a procurement/inventory management technician; a clinical pharmacy technician; or similar assignment with this level of complexity. The GS-7 level is for select, complex pharmacy technician positions, as established by the health care facility. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G28 - Pharmacy Technician Qualification Standards. ["VA Offers a comprehensive Total Rewards Package: Allied Health Professionals Total Reward$ Flyer (va.gov) ****The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is Seeking Highly Energetic Candidates**** This vacancy is a solicitation for a Hiring Fair Event, which will be on an invite only basis once the position qualifications have been met. If you receive an invitation, you will be required to attend in person on: Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Time: 8 AM to 3 PM Location of Hiring Event: TBD (Address and map of hiring fair location will be provided to candidates who have met minimum qualifications for invitation) You will be notified of your qualifications and if determined to be minimally qualified, you will receive an invitation for interview and MUST RSVP no later than 4/17/2023. Applicants should plan for a long day if selected, as there are several pre-employment stations to clear. Requirements for Pre-Employment Screening: Fingerprints (two forms of ID Required) Security Background Immunizations (Immunization records referred) Duties include but are not limited to: Provides administrative, clerical, and basic clinical support to the Inpatient clinical pharmacy section. Communicates orally and in writing in an accurate and concise manner which supports the needs of the customer. Provides various technical support services within the pharmacy division. Obtains medication histories to assist with medication reconciliation, entry of information into patient data bases, chart review and drug information. Provides patient education related to VA formulary status of medications. Documents medication adherence. Documents patient allergies and adverse drug reactions. Provides patient education on navigating the VA Pharmacy (including patient management of refills and renewals, important telephone numbers for pharmacy issues, etc.). Triages telephone calls from hospital staff to address a variety of issues, evaluate the problem, and provide an appropriate solution or refer the problem expeditiously to the pharmacist when the problem is beyond the technician's level of knowledge or expertise. Participates in the care coordination and transitions of care process during discharge planning while serving as a liaison between the inpatient pharmacy clinical and operations teams. Communicates to the pharmacist about the patient with complex/high-risk medications inclusive of pre-admission medication list as define by policy. Facilitates or directs appropriate medication related questionnaires to the pharmacist. Interacts effectively with other emergency department health care team on a regular basis. Assists the pharmacist to facilitate pharmaceutical care to the patient within approved scope of practice. Facilitates discharge/transfer for the ED, Acute Care, and CLC patients. Work Schedule: Variable shifts Telework: Not suitable. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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