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Pharmacy Technician Inpatient Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Pharmacy Technician Inpatient Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. DE-10134292-18-MM Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $42,630.00 to $55,414.00 Grade 6 to 6
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/8/2018 Close Date 2/22/2018
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/08/2018 to 02/22/2018

  • Salary

    $42,630 to $55,414 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 6

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

    Current permanent VA and/or VA Nationwide employees should apply under Vacancy Announcement # 10134293.

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    This position is located in the Inpatient Pharmacy section of the Pharmacy Service at the West Haven Campus. Pharmacy technicians perform routine pharmacy functions under the supervision of a pharmacist. All pharmacy distributive functions are performed according to VHA, VA Connecticut, and Pharmacy Service policies and procedures to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services in a timely fashion to meet the needs of our patients and medical center staff. Pharmacy technicians answer the telephones and answer questions from pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel regarding drug distribution. The following duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Prepares medications by reviewing order, pick lists, restock lists for dispensing in medication carts, automated dispensing cabinets or for delivery. Performs final review of unit dose medications (prepared by another technician) to be dispensed to inpatient areas(unit dose carts).
    • Assists customers at the pharmacy window and answers the telephone. Responds to inquiries to best of technical expertise and refers any complex questions to a pharmacist.
    • Compounds sterile and non-sterile products by interpreting the provider's order; selecting and measuring appropriate ingredients; mixing ingredients in a safe and effective manner; inspecting the final product for accuracy, suitability and elegance; labeling the product; maintaining records of the compounding process; and supplying the product for delivery.
    • Compounds low and medium risk compounded sterile products (CSP), including chemotherapeutic agents, according to current pharmaceutical practice standards (i.e. USP Chapter 797) to be delivered in the form of large volume, small volume, infusion syringe, etc.
    • Conducts regularly scheduled inventories per policy and interacts with controlled substance inspection officials.
    • Provides controlled substances training for technicians, pharmacists, inspectors, students, etc.
    • Removes outdated, expired, or excess inventory for return or destruction. Checks all items for hazardous waste and disposes of them in the appropriate bins.
    • Operates, maintains and cleans complicated pharmacy equipment.
    • Prepares and dispenses all medication orders and requests for controlled substances using VISTA and follows VA policies and DEA rules and regulations.
    • Consistently completes the monthly inspections of external medication storage areas and internal pharmacy areas and records any infractions that need correction in a timely manner.
    • Performs additional duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, rotating shifts, including nights & weekends

    Functional Statement Title: Pharmacy Technician-Inpatient Pharmacy

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Other Current Permanent Federal Employees and US Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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