The incumbent is a Pharmacy Technician in a 24-hours/7 days per week Pharmacy Service with Inpatient and Outpatient duties as assigned. The incumbent may be called upon to work on several different assignments in the Pharmacy to provide services which promote customer satisfaction, safe patient care and best workplace relationships. The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for: The accurate and timely filling and/or preparing, for patients, all medications and/or pharmacy supply items. The outcome of which should meet or exceed established productivity goals. Providing various technical support services by performing routine pharmacy functions including: preparing prescriptions by counting, pouring, weighing, measuring and mixing the medication; preparing stock; taking inventory of medications; Filling orders at a reasonable rate to ensure that work is efficiently completed. Filling orders by hand count or in combination with automated support from equipment such as ScriptPro or other such robotic filling equipment. Preparing sterile IV-Admixtures in compliance with facility, VHA, and USP guidelines. Quickly retrieving STAT, NOW, and MISSING doses and promptly delivering them following a check by a Pharmacist. Replenishing automated dispensing equipment as needed and maintaining operational function of dispensing devices and equipment. Effectively operating equipment and devices which support the packaging, distribution, and overall delivery of pharmacy services to a patient. Working constructively as a team member. Assuring security over pharmacy areas and providing an immediate report to management in event of inconsistencies Performing cart fill, Blue Box, Red Box, Crash cart medication tray for final check by Pharmacist. Entering doses dispensed and returned into VISTA by the established time. Performing delivery tasks from pharmacy to patient care areas to facilitate/expedite patient care. Participating in pre-packing and unit dosing activities with or without automated equipment. Filling prescriptions at least at the departmentally average rate. Demonstrating knowledge to explain the Non-Formulary, Special Drug Requests (S.D.R.) and Restricted Drug procedures to providers, patients, and caregivers. Utilizing the facility paging system. Understanding and demonstrating the ability to appropriately respond to questions concerning refills and/or missing medications. Performing all duties at the full performance level with little guidance and minimal supervision. Other work to perform includes duties related to: Pick up window Meter mail Delivery mail cart Delivery medication cart Dispensing to patients/staff Following safety practices Reporting and responding to JPRS reports Participating in medication error review, Reporting adverse incidents within 20 minutes Documenting work activity or adverse incidents as requested Work Schedule: Full-time, Afternoon and/or Midnight tour with every other weekend scheduled with rotation to work on a Federal Holiday schedule. 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.
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