The incumbent of this position is responsible for providing first line support, maintenance and basic repair of all Pharmacy Service automation not under the direct management of IT. The areas of responsibility have a major effect on the ability of Pharmacy Service to provide timely and efficient prescription filling capacity as well as the availability of needed medication in patient care areas. THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT, PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF VHSO & ASSOCIATED CBOCS, ONLY. Duties Include but are not limited to: Provides specialized technical support to pharmacy staff and other medical center personnel regarding the use of automated medication distribution systems. Sets up, adjusts and maintains the operation of automated medication dispensing devices that support the treatment of VHSO patients. Each of these devices has multiple settings and features that require precise calibration and monitoring, on a continuous basis, to enable them to operate reliably. Maintains control records, collecting data on any deviation in equipment accuracy, operation or suitability. Collecting technical data necessary for the purchase of new equipment, collecting and reporting quality improvement data in a format useful for pharmacy management and providing suggestions or other information that may be useful for improving the efficiency of the pharmacy's automated dispensing systems. Serves as technical advisor and trainer to other pharmacy staff in the operation, calibration and maintenance of automated pharmacy equipment and devices. Supports pharmacy and other medical staff in the use of automated pharmacy equipment involved in the packaging and distribution of medications to patients of this medical center. Maintains Medical Center Memoranda pertaining to Pharmacy Service and Pharmacy Service Standard Operating Procedures. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598870400
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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.