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This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT for Pharmacy Technicians and will remain open until January 28, 2022. The initial cut-off date for eligible applications is August 9, 2021. Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be reviewed and referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur or on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Current vacancies are located in Marion, IL, future vacancies in Evansville, IN may be filled through this announcement. The Marion, IL VA Medical Center is recruiting for five (5) full-time Rotating Pharmacy Technicians. Incumbents will function primarily in both the inpatient and outpatient areas of Pharmacy Service within the VA Medical Center and must be able to read, interpret and fill orders for both settings. The incumbent must be able to assist with inventory management, answer questions for both patients and non-pharmacy personnel and participate in quality improvement initiatives. The incumbent will assist in total quality improvement activities by participating in the medical center and service process assessment and action teams and will continually seek to improve services. Other duties include but are not limited to: Independently conducts monthly ward inspection as assigned; Monitor inventory needs in patient care areas, inspect areas in the inpatient pharmacy and relay information to the appropriate pharmacy personnel; Place stock in proper storage areas, rotate stock on shelves and remove/replace outdated items; Maintain a training/education manual for the focus area assigned; Provide training to new or existing staff so that these competencies are maintained; Provide patient education on pharmacy topics such as the requesting refill process, drug information sheets and relaying judgmental questions to the pharmacist; As deemed necessary by the Pharmacist in Charge, assist in other patient care areas to maintain the consistency of overall Pharmacy services. Services may include such areas as, outpatient prescription filling, pharmacy phone triage, window prescription dispensing, narcotic vault assignments, mail booth inspections or other areas that may develop from patient pharmacy needs; Pharmacy services may include such areas as aseptic admixture preparation including cytotoxic agents, automatic and on-demand ward stock replenishment, maintenance and operation of automated prepackaging storage and dispensing equipment, assembly and documentation of controlled substances requests and properly packaging with documentation of a single unit of medication; Perform duties of lower graded technicians as required; and Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Various and rotating Monday through Friday to include evenings, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs of the service, at the discretion of management. Functional Statement #: PDFunctional Statement, 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required PLEASE NOTE: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required for these positions. If selected, Applicants will provide proof of current certification prior to employment. Only BLS certification which included Automated External Defibrillator (AED) obtained from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Military Treatment Training Network (MTN) will be accepted.
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.