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U.S. Army Medical Command Pharmacy Technician in Fort Carson, Colorado

Summary About the Position: Serves as a dispensing staff pharmacy Technician in the pharmacy service, with MEDDAC, Department of Pharmacy, Outpatient section performing duties that can range from routine to difficult. Duty location is Evans Army Community Hospital, located on Fort Carson CO. Responsibilities Performs pharmacy services using knowledge of pharmaceuticals in order to perform duties in pharmacy functional areas. Knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature (including generic, chemical, and proprietary names of drug) and dosage forms; and knowledge of drug formulary updates. Receives and reviews prescriptions using knowledge of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy operations in order to perform duties. Determines type of medication ordered, strength, dosage, and quantity to be dispensed in accordance with accepted industry practice and pharmacy standing operating procedures (SOPs). Enters prescriptions into outpatient computer system, reviewing profile for allergies, drug/drug or drug/food interactions, and duplicate orders. Obtains the pharmaceutical, prepares package labels, fills medication order and forwards for final Pharmacist review. Works with prescriber or pharmacist to clarify issues or problems with dosing, interactions, or instructions. Provides appropriate information to patients on proper use of medications, referring questions requiring professional knowledge and experience to a registered pharmacist. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Modification of Term AppointmentsNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. NOTE: It is highly desirable but not required that incumbent be certified by the National Technician Certification Board as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as documented experience to receives, review, prepare, and fill physician orders for prescriptions; Determines type of substance, strength, dosage, and quantity to be dispensed; Enter prescriptions into outpatient computer system, reviewing profile for allergies, drug/drug or drug/food interactions, and duplicate orders; Obtain the pharmaceutical, prepare package labels, and set up for review. Experience must have provided a basic knowledge of: pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). This experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Computer LiteracyPharmaceutical Identification and FormulationPharmacy OperationsSupply Inventory Management Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05). Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must qualify based on experience only. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. The following special incentives may be offered if it is appropriate to the position being filled and in the best interest of the government: Relocation Incentive (Current Federal) Recruitment Incentive (newly appointed) Superior Qualifications/Advanced in hire (newly appointed)