2 vacancies exist - 1 Inpatient Pharmacy, 1 Outpatient Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) position functions in the outpatient and inpatient section of the Pharmacy service line under the Associate Director Office. The Pharmacy Technician assignment involves the preparation, review, dispensing, control of medications, and other pharmaceutical products to outpatients, inpatients, inpatient treatment units, other services within the Tomah VAMC. Major Duties: Operates and maintains pharmacy equipment 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. Involved in implementing and improving Pharmacy service customer service activities. Responsible for review of all stock in pharmacy, clinic, and neighborhood areas for outdated pharmaceuticals, and drug recalls. Effectively and expediently fills prescriptions for dispensing. Routinely performs inspections of assigned areas, checking for out dates, over or under stocked items, condition of products, maintaining all Pharmacy areas and equipment in a clean, neat, and organized fashion. Assists in total quality improvement activities by participating in the medical center and service process assessment and action teams, and continually seeks to improve services. Collects drug use evaluation data for quality improvement purposes. Proficient in conversion of drug brand names and generic names. Outpatient Specific Duties: Assumes responsibility for mailing correct and accurate pharmaceuticals to outpatient Veterans. Accomplishes Pharmacy administrative actions to include the following: Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) rejects, 3rd party billing, United Parcel Service (UPS) packing tracking, submission of CMOP orders, processing mail rejections, and faxing local prescriptions to the associated primary care provider or Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT). Inpatient Specific Duties: Performs final review of medication to be dispensed to inpatient areas via unit dose carts, and fills unit dose carts independently without secondary review. Compounds or reconstitutes oral or external medications (non-sterile) without a second review; this includes calculating and converting to proper weights and measures the amount of drug or solution to be used. After orders are reviewed by a pharmacist for therapeutic appropriateness, the pharmacy technician reviews order for technical accuracy and converts the order, if necessary, so that the item dispensed corresponds to the drug and dose ordered. Verifies the patient medication profile is subsequently reviewed for accuracy, after a pharmacist has finished electronic orders. Responsible of all aspects of the automatic replenishment/neighborhood stock program. Responsible for the delivery of all inpatient drugs to neighborhood areas, including unit dose carts, Omnicell computerized system cabinets, and automatic replenishment medications. Dispenses correct medications to inpatients for passes, subject to final review for accuracy by a pharmacist. Inventories and replenishes emergency carts without a second review. Responsible for daily management of the Omnicell computer system and automated cabinets. Responsible for daily management of the inpatient controlled substance dispensing program, subject to oversight by the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor. The Inpatient Pharmacy Technician is responsible for manufacturing for manufacturing complicated and uncomplicated parenteral admixtures to be delivered in the form of large volume, small volume, infusion syringes, or specialty preparations such as sterile ophthalmic or irrigation solutions, which includes TPN products (Total Parenteral Nutrition). Work Schedule: Outpatient Pharmacy: Monday - Friday, Rotating 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Inpatient Pharmacy: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with rotating Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Telework: Not Available Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/PD000000 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.