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Job Title: Outpatient Pharmacy Technician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Human Resources, Information Technology
Job Description
Outpatient Pharmacy Technician

The responsibilities of the Pharmacy Technician include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Processes all applicable orders and requests in a timely fashion.
  • Operates and maintains automated dispensing devices and equipment.
  • Utilizes basic inventory management principles and practice, including but not limited to ward inspections, expiration dating, cycle counts, narcotic vault inventory, and emergency carts.
  • Operates pharmacy communication systems in accordance with local pharmacy policies (i.e., Communicator, Pagers, Telephones).
  • Utilizes pharmacy computer programs as applicable.
  • Solves problems and makes recommendations as appropriate, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action.
  • Completes mandatory trainings and education in a timely fashion.
  • Complies with area specific policies and procedures including but not limited to Green Environment Management System (GEMS), drug formulary, drug recall and shortages.
  • Maintains knowledge of pharmacy nomenclature (i.e., generic, trade, and Latin names), drug characteristics (i.e., strengths, dosage forms, storage requirements), systems of weight, measure and conversion.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Work Schedule: Full-time, tour to be discussed during the interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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. A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level.
  • Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required.
  • 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, VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II.

Grade Determinations: Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs:Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action.
  2. Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment.
  3. Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents.
  4. Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products.
  5. Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts.
  6. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders.
NOTE: Experience meeting the above KSAs must be evident in your CV/Resume. Failure to support your questionnaire responses in your CV/Resume will result in disqualification.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28. A copy may be obtained at the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06

Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 50 lbs, and bending/stooping. The work may entail repetitive wrist movement while using various size syringes, vial cap removal, and typing. The incumbent must pass a pre-employment physical.

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

  • VA10-2850c and PTCB Certificate
  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!!

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
  • VA10-2850c and PTCB Certificate
  • 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:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education. A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level.
  • Certification. Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required.
  • 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, VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II.

Grade Determinations: Experience. One year experience at the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at the next lower level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs:Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Ability to solve problems and make recommendations, e.g., troubleshoot operational problems and refer for appropriate action.
  2. Knowledge of the operation and care of automated equipment.
  3. Knowledge of, and ability to follow, written instructions for compounding with aseptic technique for hazardous materials such as oncology agents.
  4. Knowledge, and ability to perform, compounding with aseptic technique for routine sterile products.
  5. Knowledge of policies and procedures for inventory management in specialized areas such as emergency carts.
  6. Knowledge of the computerized prescription process demonstrated by the ability to input prescriptions and medication orders.
NOTE: Experience meeting the above KSAs must be evident in your CV/Resume. Failure to support your questionnaire responses in your CV/Resume will result in disqualification.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G28. A copy may be obtained at the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-06

Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, involving standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time, lifting/carrying of pharmaceutical supplies weighing up to 50 lbs, and bending/stooping. The work may entail repetitive wrist movement while using various size syringes, vial cap removal, and typing. The incumbent must pass a pre-employment physical.
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