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Pharmacy Technician Outpatient Pharmacy Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Pharmacy Technician Outpatient Pharmacy Job in NEWINGTON, CT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $40,591.00 to $52,773.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/1/2017 Close Date 11/22/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/01/2017 to 11/22/2017

  • Salary

    $40,591 to $52,773 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 06

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Ifyou are not an current permanent VA and/or Federal Employee, you should apply under Job Announcement # VHA-689-18-EFDB-2021100-BU

    For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    This position is located in Outpatient Pharmacy section of the Pharmacy Service at the 
    Newington Campus.  Pharmacy technicians perform routine pharmacy functions under the supervision of a pharmacist.  All pharmacy distributive functions are performed according to VHA, VACT, 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 outpatient prescriptions from a variety of sources (e.g., clinic, ER, discharge) for dispensing.

    ·         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.

    ·         Operates, maintains and cleans complicated pharmacy equipment.

    ·         Handles and dispenses investigational drugs as needed per facility policy and procedure.

    ·         Compounds nonsterile 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 and/or reconstitutes oral and external medications (non-sterile) to be checked by a pharmacist which could include preparations made in large batches which will be used for more than one person or a small batch to fill a single prescription or order.

    ·         Prepares and dispenses all controlled substance orders using VISTA and follows VA policies and DEA rules and regulations.

    ·         Receives new stock and returned stock into inventory by ensuring the accuracy of controlled drug records.

    ·         Conducts regularly scheduled inventories per policy and interacts with controlled substance inspection officials.

    ·         Processes outdated unusable and excess inventory for return through the reverse distribution process for potential credit.

    ·         Assists in the daily management of inventory including inventory stored in automated pharmacy technology (e.g. ScriptPro, Pyxis, OptiFill, etc.).

    ·         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. 

    ·         Inventories and replenishes emergency carts and kits to be checked by a pharmacist per pharmacy policy.

    ·         Performs duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule:   Mon-Fri, rotating shifts, may include weekends.

    Functional Statement Title:  Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient Pharmacy

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Permanent VA Connecticut Employees and Current Permanent VA Nationwide Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483147400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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