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Job Title: Outpatient Pharmacy Technician (Anticoagulation)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Newington, CT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Outpatient Pharmacy Technician (Anticoagulation)

Specific clinical work assignments include participation in daily activities of pharmacy coordinated anticoagulation clinics, laboratory value monitoring, medication utilization monitoring, telephone logistical support, secure messaging support and supplemental patient education communication. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Conducts patient interviews, including medication history, anticoagulation history, and effectiveness of anticoagulation, need for medication refills and investigates causes of therapeutic irregularities.
  2. Provides supplemental reinforcement education for patients concerning operational issues or need for therapy compliance.
  3. Determines anticoagulant medication changes in conjunction with clinical pharmacist per protocol and educate patients of changes. Reviews recent lab values and notifies patients of their results.
  4. Provides telephone triage evaluating the needs of the veteran relaying pertinent information to the appropriate party.
  5. Displays ability to independently gather, evaluate, and analyze data of patients as per established protocols.
  6. Performs regular QA duties including review of charts to monitor unscheduled lab appointments. Enters appropriate data into applicable databases
  7. Performs all pharmacy distributive functions according to the VHA and local policies to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services in a timely fashion that meet the needs of our patients and medical center staff.
  8. Manages technical assignments of the anticoagulation clinic in order to assure continuous and consistent coverage of the clinic and assigns necessary workload for the day clinic work flow.
  9. Arranges for home blood draws, orders clinic supplies and makes copies for clinic (including: clinic forms, education materials, etc.).
  10. Completes and faxes necessary paperwork for "standing orders" to outside labs on an as needed basis.
  11. Participates in development and enforcement of Pharmacy and Health System policies and procedures.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Clinical Pharmacy Technician - Anticoagulation Clinic (Functional Statement)
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education or Experience. A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.
c. Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-06 and above.
d. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

Grade Requirements:
(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

Grade Determinations: GS-07.
Specialized Experience:

In addition to the basic requirements, you must demonstrate at least one (1) year of experience at the next lower level (GS-06), and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level: 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 of, and ability to follow, written instructions for 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs identified and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs below designated by an asterisk (*) for the assignment within their resume.
  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.
Assignments: 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 each health care facility. To be advanced, employees must meet all of the following standards, provided the standard is part of their assignment.

Determinations concerning placement of positions at this grade level shall take into consideration the skill mix and the availability of supervision in the work unit. Although these positions are under the supervision of a pharmacist, employees in such settings successfully and consistently demonstrate the exercise of independent technical judgment (without the need for readily available supervision) as well as comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures. Such individuals may also serve as leaders or co-leaders in a Pharmacy Service or for a specific unit or section.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15, PART II, APPENDIX G28 This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Requires standing for long periods. Requires frequent movement within work areas, regular and recurring bending, stopping, sitting, and stretching. Requires manual dexterity and acute hearing. Must be able to distinguish colors.

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

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
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Disability Rating Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education or Experience. A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.
c. Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-06 and above.
d. English Language Proficiency. Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

Grade Requirements:
(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

Grade Determinations: GS-07.
Specialized Experience:

In addition to the basic requirements, you must demonstrate at least one (1) year of experience at the next lower level (GS-06), and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level: 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 of, and ability to follow, written instructions for 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs identified and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs below designated by an asterisk (*) for the assignment within their resume.
  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.
Assignments: 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 each health care facility. To be advanced, employees must meet all of the following standards, provided the standard is part of their assignment.

Determinations concerning placement of positions at this grade level shall take into consideration the skill mix and the availability of supervision in the work unit. Although these positions are under the supervision of a pharmacist, employees in such settings successfully and consistently demonstrate the exercise of independent technical judgment (without the need for readily available supervision) as well as comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures. Such individuals may also serve as leaders or co-leaders in a Pharmacy Service or for a specific unit or section.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15, PART II, APPENDIX G28 This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Requires standing for long periods. Requires frequent movement within work areas, regular and recurring bending, stopping, sitting, and stretching. Requires manual dexterity and acute hearing. Must be able to distinguish colors.
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