The Pharmacy Technician may be assigned to any area of the pharmacy including expanded distributive function assignments in inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, medication and fluid storage areas, offices and patient care areas. The Pharmacy Technician may be assigned as a team leader for specific process improvement teams involving technical areas or performing more highly complex duties including preparation of oncology agents for clinical pharmacists. Distributive Fills medication orders by selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, then packaging and labeling the drug in an appropriate manner. Responsible for the dispensing of drugs, that proper and complete recordkeeping is maintained, and that the storage areas are stocked, safe and secure. Responsible for providing care in inpatient or other areas as required to meet patient care needs and to maintain competence in those areas of pharmacy practice. Meets the needs of Pharmacy Service by following scheduled tour of duty and timekeeping rules. Understands the 24/9 nature of hospital duties and is aware that coverage may be needed beyond scheduled tours of duty. Rotational tours of duty (24/7) are required for this position. Technical Support Functions Processing and filling outpatient prescriptions for scheduled and non-scheduled federal legend drugs and medical devices, over-the-counter products and supply items. Inpatient preparation and distribution of unit dose medications and ward stock items including hazardous medications; stock management; operation, maintenance, re-stocking and troubleshooting of automated dispensing equipment. Patient and customer relations; and preparation and maintenance of various logs, records and reports. Education Assists in the orientation and training of new pharmacy staff/students related to the operations of the pharmacy. Functions as a consultant to the medical staff on pharmacy related operations via effective written and oral communication. Quality Assurance and Improvement Participates in the DUE/MUE process by assisting in; determination of problem areas, criteria development, analysis and follow-up as deemed appropriate; e.g. education, review, etc. Documents all patient-centered workload according to current VISN2 Pharmacy guidelines. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm. Hours of duty are subject to change; nights, weekends and/or holidays may be required based on the needs of the service. Travel required: Occasional travel may be required to cover shifts at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599603200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.