Pharmacy Technician

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Cass Lake, MN - Jun 14, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

This position is located in Pharmacy Section of the Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital.

This position reports to the Director of Pharmacy or designee.

This announcement is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

This position is also being announced for certain eligible applicants under Excepted Service Examining Plan and Merit Promotion Plan at vacancy number IHS-22-BJ-11373361-ESEP/MP.

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.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

Individual Occupational Requirements:nFor positions at GS-4 and above: Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories.

Experience must have provided a basic knowledge of: Pharmaceutical nomenclature; Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; Pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the Variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.

Or Education and Training For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in pharmacy, or that included at least 24 semester hours in pharmacy-related courses.nSuccessful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S.

Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision is creditable on a month-for-month basis for general experience.nSuccessful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy practices while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of specialized experience required for GS-5.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of 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-05: One year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level and/or 4-year course study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with coursed related to the occupation.nGS-06: One year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

Examples of Specialized experiencenGS-05: Prepare outpatient prescriptions under a pharmacist supervision.

Receive, store, repackage, and distribute pharmaceuticals.

Process Pharmaceutical insurance claims.

Dispense medication refills under a pharmacist's supervision.

Care of equipment, coordinate supply and demand of products with users.

Prioritize multiple tasks independently and effectively.

Assist customers' needs in person, over the telephone, and through electronic communication.

GS-06: Maintain pharmacy inventory.

Perform Pharmaceutical returns and recalls.

Troubleshooting supply shortages and problems with equipment.

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


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