The Pharmacy Technician is a certified professional expected to provide a variety of complex technical functions that requires the application of an extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practices. The employee assists the pharmacist in providing optimal pharmaceutical care and timely customer service in accordance with the mission, vision and goals of Orlando VA Medical Center/Daytona Beach CBOC. Reads and interprets prescriptions, obtains proper medication or material in the proper strength and dosage form; determines proper amount and counts, pours, or measures the medications; affixes proper label; and records required data on Pharmacy's copy of prescription/order. After a final check by a pharmacist, dispenses medication to the residents. Assists with inventory management and ordering of medicines. Collects drug use evaluation data for quality improvement purposes as required. Operates and maintains complicated pharmacy equipment. After prescription/order(s) are reviewed by a pharmacist for therapeutic propriety, reviews orders for technical accuracy and converts the order, if necessary, so that the item dispensed corresponds to the drug and dose ordered. Enters correct drug, strength, dosage form, and quantity into the patient's medication profile (RX30). Someone authorized to verify accuracy subsequently reviews the medication profile for accuracy.Answers questions from pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel regarding drug distribution. Identifies basic therapeutic problems such as duplicate therapy with drugs in the same class and alerts the pharmacist to the possible need for clinical intervention. Assists in total quality improvement activities by participating in medical center and service process assessment and action teams and continually seeks to improve services. Monitors inventory needs patient care areas, relays this information to the appropriate Pharmacy personal. This also includes placing stock in proper storage areas, rotating stock on shelves, and removing/replacing outdated items. Maintains a training/education manual for the focus area assigned. Provides training to new or existing staff so that these competencies are maintained. Performs all the duties of lower graded technicians, as required. Assists patients with tele-pharmacy and web based pharmacy applications including patient orientation to the application. Assists Consultant pharmacist with medication cart inspection. Removes expired or non-used medications and reports findings to pharmacist to be included in monthly consultant report. Reviews resident charts to assist pharmacist in medication reconciliation. Assists pharmacist in compiling medication related data for monthly consultant report. Owns and maintains a Pharmacy Technician License from Florida State Board of Pharmacy. Owns and maintains a PTCB Certificate The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion involving standing for prolonged periods of time, lifting and carrying supplies and products weighing up to 40 pounds, bending and stooping. As deemed necessary by the pharmacy supervisor, assists in other patient care areas (including inpatient pharmacy services) to maintain the consistency of overall pharmacy services. However, primary assignments of work schedule and tours would involve outpatient pharmacy services. Outpatient services may include such areas as Anticoagulation Clinic, outpatient prescription filling, pharmacy phone triage, window prescription dispensing, narcotic vault assignments, state veterans home, or other areas that may develop from patient pharmacy needs. Nursing home Bill: Incumbent will prepare monthly nursing home bill and submit to Pharmacy supervisor no later than the 10th day of every month. Technician will be responsible for printing monthly resident bills and crediting resident accounts where appropriate. Incumbent will accurately compile all nursing home expenditures for the month. (McKesson, Healthcare logistics, etc.) Procurement Duties: Incumbent has operational responsibility for ongoing inventories of drug products and pharmaceutical supplies and their procurement at state veteran home. Pharmacy technician will possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of procurement policies and procedures. Incumbent will be responsible for daily purchasing and updating of medications in the RX 30 pharmacy system. Maintains correct pricing and quantities in the RX 30 inventory system. Controlled Substances: Incumbent orders the necessary controlled substances to maintain proper stock levels to prevent both shortages and over-stock situations. Receives new stock into the inventory by ensuring the accuracy of controlled drug records. All narcotic deliveries are to be checked in by the Pharmacist to confirm accuracy. Pharmacy technician will conduct regularly scheduled inventories on a monthly basis with the assistance of the Pharmacist. Technician has working knowledge of Federal and State regulations and laws that apply to purchasing and dispensing Controlled substances. Knowledgeable of medical center and pharmacy service policies concerning drug procurement and security to conform to legal and professional requirements of pharmacy practice. . Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599271100
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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.