Pharmacy Tech, Per Diem (9279C) 18032

San Francisco
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Pharmacy Tech, Per Diem (9279C) 18032 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus by providing comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion. In addition, the UHS administers a major medical insurance plan, the Student Health Insurance Plan.

The Pharmacy Department at University Health Services provides pharmaceutical services to undergraduate and graduate students of UC Berkeley, other UHS eligible customers. The department also supplies the various clinics at the student health service with pharmaceuticals. In addition, the staff serves as a resource for drug information for students, faculty and staff. The department fills more than 55,000 prescriptions annually.


Under the general supervision of the Pharmacist, duties include, but are not limited to, the completion of prescription orders, answers telephones, handle patient transactions and stocks inventory in the pharmacy, assistance in keeping records, processing of floor stock orders and other duties as assigned. Works closely with Pharmacy Technicians.

  • Receiving prescription orders/OTC orders from clinic clients
  • Entering prescription information into the computer
  • Removing the drug from stock, counting or preparing and placing the product into the container
  • Recording the drug's expiration date and affixing the label
  • Packaging, repackaging, and labeling of stock preparations
  • Requesting and accepting refill authorizations
  • Recording and processing refill requests on refill line

  • Orders and stocks department appropriately and in a cost effective manner
  • Checking in of supplies and medications and restocking of shelves
  • Accurately maintains purchase records including controlled drug purchases, interdepartmental, Prime vendor and manufacturer direct purchases
  • Knowledge and use of contract items including Novation contract and direct contracts.
  • Fills, prices and records floor stock orders for various clinics
  • Removes outdated medications in the pharmacy and from clinics as assigned
  • Must be able to lift at least 10lbs
  • Responds to requests from nursing and ancillary departments.
  • Able to prioritize job tasks based on client and department need

  • Rings in customer purchases, including electronic bank card transactions
  • Refers clients to pharmacist for counseling for all new and changed prescriptions
  • Answers telephone in a positive and polite manner, referring all professional questions to a pharmacist
  • Labels and bags prescriptions not picked up
  • Returns prescriptions to stock after 10 days

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum one year's experience in either a retail or outpatient clinic pharmacy setting.
  • Strong experience with third party insurance billing
  • Strong experience with prior authorization requests
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with providers and patients
  • Current and valid registration with the CA State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws applicable to Pharmacy practices.

Salary & Benefits

$34.34 per hour. Per diem position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
  • Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Patient Care Technical Unit (EX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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