The incumbent is under the supervision of the Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations, or designee. In general, the incumbent performs clinical and technical management duties to support Clinical Pharmacy Services and Primary Care (PACT) Clinical Pharmacy Specialists. However, if time permits, the incumbent may be assigned additional clinical and technical management duties to other areas within the Pharmacy Service. This position is assigned to Pharmacy Service. Incumbent functions in areas which serve inpatient and outpatient pharmacy, specialty clinic and the Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOCs). Duties include but are not limited to: -Accountable for controlled substances in compliance with Drug Enforcement Administration and VHA Regulations -Prepare and fill controlled substance orders for inpatient and outpatient -Prepare and fill inpatient and outpatient orders -Specialized services including inpatient distribution, operation and maintenance of automated equipment such as TCGRX, Script Pro, Pyxis, barcode labeling -Assist in controlled substance audit/review -IV Sterile compounding, compounding bulk products-Address questions on drug dosage and product availability -Prepares bulk compounding, routine and simple pharmaceuticals -Check Pharmacy, Pyxis, clinics and wards for outdated drugs -Dispose expired or excess controlled substances in accordance with DEA and VHA regulations -Perform various complex technical procedures as needed or required -Reviews orders for technical accuracy -Verifies simple, non-sterile compounds -Replenishes oral, injectable and other medications -Manufactures uncomplicated parenteral admixtures and IV chemotherapy-Interprets physician orders, provides phone assistance, responds to queries and requests from patients, pharmacy, nursing and other medical staff -Follows standardized formulas and procedures in weighing, measuring and mixing bulk and individual quantities. -Identifies basic therapeutic problems such as duplicate therapy with drugs in the same class, alerting pharmacist to need for possible intervention -Assists in total quality improvement activities through service process assessment and quality improvement projects. -Determines Veteran eligibility for window medication requests. Assignments: Pharmacy technicians may be assigned to any area of the pharmacy including expanded distributive function assignments; for example, assignment as team leaders for specific process improvement teams involving technical areas or performing more highly complex duties including preparation of oncology agents for clinical pharmacy specialists. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM rotation Monday through Friday with weekend/holiday rotations 8:00 AM-4:30 PM 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.