The Pharmacy Technician, Outpatient Pharmacy must be a certified technician and is accountable to the Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor as his/her assistant for promoting stewardship, patient centered care, enhances patient safety, and optimizes drug related outcomes in a cost- effective manner with evidence based pharmaceutical care. The Pharmacy Technician will provide a broad range of professional and pharmacy services in a geographically vast, highly rural medical center. The incumbent will be responsible for the pharmacy care for Outpatient services across VAPORHCS. The incumbent will also be responsible for trouble shooting all prescriptions and will assure that all prescriptions meet proper eligibility criteria on a patient specific basis. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians perform routine pharmacy functions including receiving prescriptions from patients in writing or electronically from physicians. Pharmacy technicians prepare prescriptions by counting, pouring, weighing, measuring, and mixing the medication if necessary. Pharmacy technicians maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms, stock, and take inventory of medications. Pharmacy technicians prepare medications for patients in various settings. The incumbent is responsible for managing Pharmacy automation equipment including maintenance, programming, functioning, quality, troubleshooting and oversight of all Pharmacy automated dispensing equipment technology located in the pharmacy operations areas they serve. The Pharmacy Technician will also ensure efficient and timely workload management of the local prescription pending file and act as a liaison and resolve problems as they arise with this program under the supervision of the Pharmacist. This position requires a thorough knowledge of the electronic medical record, outpatient pharmacy, and the drug files associated with these pharmacy packages. It also requires knowledge of and active participation in all the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician position in the Outpatient Section of Pharmacy Service. Duties will include, but are not limited to: a. Provide support to clinical pharmacist in Outpatient Pharmacy. b. Is responsible for coordinating with clinical pharmacists to triage all prescription services c. Assists pharmacists by troubleshooting prescriptions prior to forwarding to pharmacist for review. d. Routinely review computer medication profile for prescription duplication, therapeutic duplication, prescription noncompliance, and allergies/adverse drug reactions. Reports identified issues to a pharmacist for further action. e. Performs patient medical chart, medication profile, and action profile reviews to identify poly- pharmacy situations. Reports identified issues to a pharmacist for further action. f. Documents clinical and operationally activities as assigned. e. Assists clinical staff in projects to decrease missed opportunity related to formulary management and/or patient safety including but not limited to adjudicating prior authorizations, conversions, etc.. f. Participates in QA/QI processes and programs as assigned. g. Ability to recognize and solve problems, makes recommendations to avoid potential problems, and refers appropriate concerns to supervising Pharmacists. h. Is aware of general drug therapy guidelines such as duplicate therapy, look alike sound alike drugs, high alert medications, hazardous drugs, and controlled substances. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri- 8:00AM-4:30PM. Hours may be variable. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.