The Atlanta VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for the position of a Pharmacy Technician to support their Pike and Cobb Clinics. The inpatient technician assists the inpatient pharmacists in filling various inpatient medication orders and distributing these orders to various wards, clinics, and/ or automated/manual medication dispensing equipment. A pharmacy technician performs 100% of his/her time in a clinical, distributive, capacity. The primary function of the pharmacy technician is to assist the pharmacists in filling and distributing inpatient medications to wards and clinic areas. Other duties include but are not limited to... Unit Dose: 1) Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the unit dose packaging automation, including use of the automation, general service issues, quality assurance and appropriate servicing requirements. 2) Manually prepackages any medications not packaged by the unit dose automation with accuracy. 3) Ensures that all unit dosed liquids, tablets or dispense units are complete with Manufacturer, Lot #, Expiration date, according to policies, and have been verified by a pharmacist prior to dispensing. 4) Ensures that all medications have a readable barcode affixed prior to dispensing. 5) Prepares and documents non-sterile compounds complying with USP795 standards. 6) Responsible for filling cart fills in their entirety using every avenue to acquire medication needed and updating prior to exchange. 7) Communicates with pharmacist when unable to provide medication required. 10) Accurately fills orders and missing doses and labels with correct patient information and location. Ward Stock: 1) Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the automated dispensing equipment (i.e., pyxis, omnicell, etc) located on the wards and clinics, including accurate use of the automation, troubleshooting common issues, and required policies and procedures for stocking the automation. 2) Labels vials and IV bags accurately, e.g. High Alert, Single Dose Vial, etc. 3) Able to maintain a thorough working knowledge of narcotic handling procedures, and demonstrates the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in this area. IV Medications: 1) Maintains knowledge of appropriate aseptic technique for preparation of intravenous medications. 2) Fills IV orders with accuracy. 3) Fills IV orders in a timely manner.4) Complies with USP 797 standards.5) Complies with pharmacy hand hygiene policy. 6) Maintains competencies with chemotherapy preparation ensuring all policies and procedures are followed including, aseptic technique, safe handling, and appropriate chemotherapy documentation with each admixture. 8) Responsible for manufacturing uncomplicated parenteral admixtures to be delivered in the form of large volume and small volume bags up to high risk level sterile product preparation. Ward Inspections: 1) Responsible for completing and documenting ward inspections on a monthly basis. 2) Monitors medications in automated dispensing equipment (i.e., pyxis, omnicell, etc.) to assure that expiring medications are removed prior to the expiration date. He/she will also perform other duties as assigned by management. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm or 9:00am - 5:30pm. Telework: Not applicable Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD506560 and PD506560 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.