12/10/2010    POSTING FROM LANDRUM STAFFING / Pensacola, FL for Atmore, AL :


Currently, I am seeking a CPhT to work in the Atmore, AL area.  The position will be for a hospital pharmacy.  It is temporary for now, to last the rest of this month and next month.  More information can be found on our website, http://www.landrumstaffing.com/staffing/jobs/jobs/professional/job-1356067.asp

If anyone is interested, they can contact me directly by phone or email. 

Matilde Alvarez

Human Resources Specialist

Landrum Staffing Services

Phone 850-476-5100 ext. 106

Fax     850-478-4559

Working a Better Way





Federal Government | Tuscaloosa Veteran's Administration Hospital [TIME-SENSITIVE]


Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number: TUS-10-PHAR-159



$31,315.00 - $40,706.00 /year


Thursday, December 09, 2010 to Thursday, December 16, 2010




Monday-Friday Shift may vary between the hours of 8:00am - 8:30pm



2 vacancies - Tuscaloosa, AL


Applications will be accepted from US Citizens and nationals.



Veterans Health Administration

The Best Care!!! The Best Careers!!!

The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is located in West Alabama on a beautifully landscaped 126 acre campus.  Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and year round outdoor recreational activities along with cultural activities.  Tuscaloosa is the largest metropolitan area in western Alabama and is the home of the University of Alabama.  Tuscaloosa is located 45 miles by interstate highway from Birmingham (the largest city in Alabama) and 225 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.  The community has a major medical center; public and private schools with outstanding academic and athletic programs; affordable housing; extremely low property taxes; and a wide range of professional, social and leisure activities.

2010 - Latinos for Hire website names the Department of Veterans Affairs as an employer of choice for Latinos.

2009 - American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) names the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, to its 2009 Best Employers for Workers over Fifty list.

Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is an Employer of Choice!!!


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Additional Duty Location Info:


2 vacancies - Tuscaloosa, AL


Under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians perform routine pharmacy functions including receiving prescriptions from patients in writing or electronically from physicians,  prepares prescriptions by counting, pouring, weighing, measuring, and mixing the medication if necessary, and maintain patient profiles; prepare insurance claim forms, stock, and take inventory of medications.  In Outpatient Pharmacy, the incumbent  independently input refill prescriptions into VistA computer system for immediate mail-out processing; Processes batch refill prescription ordering for mail-out processing and ultimate fulfillment of patient requests; Interacts personally with patients or their representatives to assure medication profiles are updated, reviewed, and needed prescription items are appropriately processed; Processes medication orders directly for pharmacist check; Accurately fills prescription orders by selecting correct product based on label requirements and assures each item is filled and labeled according to all applicable standards; Edits and corrects prescription label information as necessary; Answers questions from pharmacy and non-pharmacy personnel regarding outpatient procedures; and Identifies basic therapeutic problems, such as duplicate therapy with drugs in the same class, and alerts the pharmacist to the possible need for clinical intervention. Inpatient Pharmacy responsibilities include demonstrated


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Qualifications and Evaluations


Basic Requirements:

a. Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.

b. Education or Experience.  A high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months experience.

c. Physical Requirements.  Physical examination prior to placement may be required.

d. English Language Proficiency.  Pharmacy technicians appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

In addition to basic requirements, at the GS-5 grade level, Completion of one of the following is required:

Education: Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree that included at least 24 semester hours of courses related to pharmacy or pharmacy technology; successful completion of pertinent specialized training courses in pharmaceutical and pharmacy services while serving in the Armed Forces is creditable on a month-for-month basis up to the 1 year of experience required for the GS-5 level; OR Experience: at least 1 year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies (KSAs) described at the GS-4 level.

In addition, the candidates at this grade level must demonstrate the following KSAs:

    1.  Ability to operate and care for automated dispensing devices and equipment.

    2.  Knowledge of, and ability to perform, aseptic technique.

    3.  Knowledge of basic inventory procedures.

    4.  Knowledge of pharmacy information systems.

This is the full performance level for pharmacy technicians.  Employees at this grade level serve as staff pharmacy technicians receiving little guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex patients and procedures, and require minimal supervision.

Examples of specialized experience include routine pharmacy functions including receiving prescriptions from patients in writing or electronically from physicians; preparing prescriptions by counting, pouring, weighing, measuring, and mixing the medication if necessary; maintaining patient profiles; preparing insurance claim forms, stock, and taking inventory of medications. 


You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.




You will be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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Benefits and Other Info



You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB.

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life

Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA

You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI

Qualified federal employees may be covered by our child care subsidy program or dependent care flexible spending account. Our human resources office can provide additional information on eligibility. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#CCRS

You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA



This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

If you fax your application, we will not consider it.

Newly appointed federal employees will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.


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How To Apply



You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement.

All applicants must submit a complete application package that includes:

1.  Application (VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations (Electronic VA Form 10-2850c available for download at http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf )

2.  Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment (Electronic OF-306 available for download at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)

3.  Narrative Statement addressing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in Qualifications/Basic Requirements Section of the announcement.

4.  A current resume or CV is also requested as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of the required application

5. To receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received. To receive consideration as a disabled veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received, Standard Form 15, and a letter from the VA dated within the past 12 months, certifying your disability.

6. If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) and a copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal.



Ramona Pettway
Phone: 205-554-2843

Agency Information:
Department Of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3701 Loop Road East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404