Pharmacy Technician Procurement Inpatient Job in MARTINEZ, CA

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $48,856.00 to $63,517.00 Grade 07 to 07
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/12/2017 Close Date 11/1/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    10/12/2017 to 11/01/2017

  • Salary

    $48,856 to $63,517 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


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    Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Procurement

    Primary duties consist of pharmaceutical and supply order initiations, receiving shipments of goods, ensuring compliance with storage requirements, inventory control through frequent, regular stock level analysis, fund control, and liaison with company representatives and managerial staff. As a designated Pharmacy Ordering Officer, the procurement technician's main duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Operational responsibility for all ongoing inventories of drug products and pharmaceutical supplies and their procurement.
    • Utilizes basic accounting and budgetary skills to assure pharmaceuticals and supplies are maintained in the most cost-effective manner.
    • Maintains accountability of daily purchases and coordinates receipt, ensures consistent delivery schedules are met and appropriately disperses stock into designated storage areas.
    • Determines, establishes, and modifies, as necessary appropriate ordering intervals, inventory levels, most efficient/effective ordering quantities, sources of supply, etc., based on current financial conditions in pharmacy, seasonal variations in drug usage, changing patterns of medical practice, delivery time requirements, urgency of medical need, alternative sources of availability, etc.
    • Processes outdated, unusable, and excess inventory for return to respective manufacturers for replacement of usable formulary items or credit via the reverse distributor.
    • Assists Lead Procurement Technician and Chief, Pharmacy Service in drug cost analysis to ensure continuing maximal economy.
    • Functions as a resource person to all members of the pharmacy staff and clinic staff regarding inventory status and control. Provides orientation and training, as required, for staff members, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aids, etc.

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; varying shifts between 7:00am and 7:00pm

    On Call:  No

    Rotating Shifts: Yes

    Required to Work Holidays or Weekends: No

    Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Non-exempt

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Functional Statement Title:  Pharmacy Procurement Technician - Inpatient

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Current Permanent Federal Employees

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