Pharmacy technicians function in various areas of the pharmacy, e.g. inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy and other patient care areas, under the supervision of the Outpatient or Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor or a registered pharmacist in the absence of a pharmacy supervisor. Prepares medication prior to dispensing in outpatient areas. Replenishes automated dispensing units as needed, ensuring the medication and space are correctly matched. Dispenses medication orders to patient, patient representative, nurses, and other staff while maintaining chain of custody. Package prescription orders for UPS (using World-Ship) or USPS (using Endicia) shipment. Reconstitutes oral or external medications (non-sterile) with a second review. Utilizes pharmacy repackaging technology to package unit of use drug doses in a safe and effective manner. Demonstrates technical knowledge of all aspects of drug characteristics and nomenclature for procurement and stock maintenance. Inspects final packaged items for accuracy, suitability, and elegance. Operates and cares for complex automated dispensing devices and equipment that support the treatment of patients. Operates equipment including pharmacy devices and other equipment that support the packaging, distribution, and overall delivery of pharmacy services to the patient. Trouble-shoots minor mechanical problems as they occur and coordinates resolution of more involved mechanical or software problems with Pharmacy Technician Supervisor or his/her designee. Triage phone calls and resolve patient issues. Re-route calls to appropriate team member when necessary. Works constructively as a team member, assisting co-workers in tasks that support staff, visitors and other customers in achieving service, facility and network goals. Assures security over pharmacy areas and provides an immediate report to management in event of inconsistencies. Receive and check in stock. Store stock in appropriate location. Report stock shortages and contribute to annual inventory. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8 hour tour between 7am-8pm; some holidays & weekends Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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