About the Agency
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
Provides support to the Outpatient Pharmacy dispensing operation. Reads and interprets prescriptions, obtains proper medication or material in the proper strength and dosage form; determines proper amount and counts, pours, or measures the medications; affixes proper label and auxiliary labels; and records required data on Pharmacy’s copy of prescription (electronic or written). After final check by a pharmacist, dispenses medication in ambulatory care or discharge situations. Assists with inventory management and ordering of medicines. Operates and maintains complicated/sophisticated pharmacy automation equipment. Enters correct drug, strength, dosage form, and quantity into the patient’s medication profile (VistA, CPRS or otherwise). Participates with a telephone triage team and answers Pharmacy customer service related questions. Supports software and other related electronic based refill and messaging systems for refilling prescriptions. Answers questions from pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel regarding drug distribution. Assignments include services for Mental health and/or Health Maintenance clinics that provide pharmacy services. Provides patient education on pharmacy topics such as the requesting refill process, drug information sheets, and relaying judgmental questions to the pharmacist.
Work Schedule: Sunday thru Saturday - 8:00am thru 7:00pm. (Rotating Shifts)
Functional Statement Title/#: Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient / 50087A