Pharmacy Technician

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Sisseton, SD - Jun 19, 2022 via USAJobs

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The Pharmacy Technician position is located at the Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center, Sisseton, South Dakota.

The Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacists and received medication orders, interprets the orders, fills the medication and dispenses medication to the patient or patient proxy if no counseling is needed.

Incumbent works with the Pharmacist on medication inventory management.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nPharmacy Technician Series 0661 ( In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nGeneral Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

Your resume must demonstrate specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: GS-03: Six (6) months general experience OR 1 year above high school in the study that included a course in biology, chemistry, or physics.

GS-04: Six (6) months of general experience and Six (6) months of specialized experience: Reconstitutes certain sterile medications which are to be added to intravenous solutions; Receive and fill clinic drug supply orders for a wide variety of items stocked in Pharmacy; Bulk compounds, packages, and labels complex products many of which are for internal consumption; determine which direction labels are appropriate for products compounded; GS-05: One year (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4: Perform substantially all bulk compounding, packaging and labeling of all products; Types up prescription labels; calculates doses to match physician's order with pharmacy stocks and adjusts label accordingly; Fills prescriptions.

Records prescription refills and dispensing of Over-the-Counter drugs onto the patient's medical record.

GS-6: One year (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5: Assisting the Pharmacists and receiving medication orders, interpreting the orders, filling the medication, which includes calculating the dosage, and dispensing it to the patient or patient proxy; contacting and preparing contracts with third party payers when reviewing of database shows need; participating in designated meetings to discuss with other departments current billing issues; preparing medication for dispensing and administration; managing medication and supply procurement.

Time In GradenFederal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


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