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Pharmacy Technician (Job Id 14223)

Job ID: 14223
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs   
Salary: $15.19 - $18.23 per hour, depending on experience   
Pay Grade: GF
Closing Date: 06/29/2020
This is a full-time position with the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit
The South Dakota State Veterans Home in Hot Springs is seeking to fill a pharmacy technician position to aid the onsite pharmacist with the following duties computer data entry and reconciliation in 3 separate computer systems (McKesson, American Data and EPIC), retrieval of medication orders both electronically and from the care units, and preparation of medications and delivery throughout our facility. 
This preparation includes extensive preparation of unit dosing cards. Technicians will need to bill third party payors for prescription costs, prepare med minders for independent residents, and regularly check supply and dating on medication carts and supply cupboards throughout the facility.
This position works in health care setting with a mix of standing and sitting.
Please attach a resume and copy of current SD pharmacy technician license to your application.
Licenses and Certifications:
Active South Dakota Pharmacy Technician license and ability to be CPR certified.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
The ideal candidate will have an interest in working in a pharmacy specializing in long term care and will interacting with patients and health care professionals on a daily basis and therefore must be both outgoing and have a professional rapport with good phone skills. This position is technology heavy and so an ability to learn new computer systems and workflows is a must. This work setting demands the highest attention to detail and accuracy. Previous pharmacy work experience and good references are a plus. 
Knowledge of:
  • a variety of pharmacy and health care specific computer systems and highly detail oriented.
Skill to:
  • work with people;
  • communicate effectively;
  • use a computer.
Ability to:
  • receive and break down freight;
  • lift at least 25 pounds.
Additional Requirements: To be considered, attach your responses to the questions below. Your responses must be clear, concise, and numbered.
  1. Have you ever had a conviction for a drug or alcohol charge?  (explain)
  2. Has your pharmacy technician license ever been revoked in any state? (explain).
  3. Have you ever been convicted of Medicare or Medicaid fraud?  If so, there is a federal exclusion for working here in the pharmacy.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
Apply through the external application.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"