The Pharmacy Technician provides various technical support services within the pharmacy department. The position is under the supervision of the outpatient or inpatient pharmacy Supervisor and Supervisory Technician. The Pharmacy Technician is located at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center within the Pharmacy Service. Provide technical support services such as processing, filling and distributing outpatient prescriptions Interprets and Identifies providers' orders and verifying correct drug, dosage form, strength and dose preparation and distribution Provides over the counter products and supply items Provides guidance of drug use and dosage forms available in the screening of drug orders for propriety and assisting the pharmacist in solving potential drug related problems Provides basic information regarding availability of drugs and dosage forms stocked in the pharmacy, location and status of previously requested refills, handing completed prescriptions to patients/caregivers and informing patients on the procedures to obtain prescriptions Prepares and coordinates prescriptions to be mailed to patients via US Postal Service or UPS and ensuring appropriate paperwork and chain of custody are maintained Utilizes hospital computer systems specific too VISTA, CPRS and Class-III software applications and processing options ( e.g. BCMA, until dose, outpatient prescription processing including P2000, IV admixtures) Operation and basic daily maintenance and minor repair of automated dispensing equipment Utilizes aseptic techniques in the preparation of pharmaceuticals for parenteral administration Responsible for administration routes for various parenteral pharmaceuticals and special preparation in handling, storage, distribution and disposal Works with equipment and supplies used in the preparation of intravenous admixtures to include horizontal laminar flow hoods, admixing pumps, needles, syringes, and various drug reservoirs Utilizes principles relating to controlled substances and the requirements of Medical Center policy and state of Federal regulations which apply to these drugs. Selects medications from the shelf, counting the correct number of medications or medical supplies, prepackaging, reconstituting non-sterile compounds, and labeling as indicated to prepare prescriptions for dispensing. Re-Stocks and troubleshoots automated dispensing equipment Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/FS#0000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.