The incumbent is responsible for assisting in providing and coordinating complete pharmaceutical care activities in the Inpatient Pharmacy, Outpatient Pharmacy, patient care areas, and/or various medication-related areas in agreement with the mission, vision, and goals of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS). This announcement is open until September 30th, 2021 but a certificate of eligible applicants will be sent to the selecting official every three weeks. Duties include but not limited: Accurate Medication Orders: Medication orders (unit dose, ward stock, parenteral products) are processed and filled accurately in accordance with all laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Hazardous medications, including chemotherapy agents are stored, maintained, and handled appropriately and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, along with state/federal laws and regulations. Exposure to hazardous drugs during compounding is documented daily in chemotherapy exposure logs. Potential medication order problems are brought to the attention of the pharmacist for assistance with immediate resolution. Proper start up and shut-down procedures are followed to operate pharmacy automation equipment. Data back-up and QA is · performed as scheduled, per policy, to ensure safety and proper functioning of equipment. This is documented daily or as required in hospital policy. Stocking medications, rotating stock, reviewing stock for outdated and/or deteriorated medications is performed accurately and within established guidelines as evidenced by supervisor review or reports of incidents received by the supervisor. Outdated and/or deteriorated medications are disposed of according to pharmacy policy with special attention to ensure patient confidentiality is maintained. Compounded Sterile Products: Technician uses complex technical functions .to prepare compounded sterile products (CSP). These functions are performed accurately and thoroughly in accordance with USP 797 guidelines as evidenced by supervisor review and reports of incidents received by the supervisor. Maintenance and cleaning activities required by external certification agencies (OSHA, Joint Commission, etc.), and Infection Control monitors are performed thoroughly and consistently, and documentation of completion is logged concurrently. Mandatory records, documents, and logs (i.e. chemo logs) are maintained by the technician appropriately and accurately as described in USP 797 and hospital policy. IV Room Quality Assurance programs are actively participated in as necessary and appropriate. Current departmental, state and federal laws and regulations, and manufactures' instructions applicable to the compounding CSP are strictly adhered to. Pharmacy CSP or commercially available stock items are not released from pharmacy custody until they are verified and initialed by a Registered Pharmacist. General Performance: Compliance with the Joint Commission, VHA, VA and other program review criteria that govern service is exhibited and documented as evidenced by both internal and external reviews. Employee demonstrates high ethical standards and prevents violations of the law. Patient sensitive materials are consistently disposed of in sensitive waste receptacles as required by Federal rules and regulations/HIPAA. Faxes, messages, written orders and other communications are handled appropriately without deviation from the patient confidentiality requirements as evidenced by supervisor observation and reports of incidents to the supervisor. Proficiency in the operation of the relevant VISTA computer packages (to include CPRS, Controlled Substance, Outpatient, Inpatient, Progress Note, Hospital Information, Laboratory, Time and Attendance, etc.) is consistently demonstrated as assessed by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Schedule can vary depending on staffing needs. May include holidays and weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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