Pharmacy Technician

Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:


Position Title:

Pharmacy Technician

Position Status:



Western University Campus-Pomona, CA


1515-Pharmacy - PCC

Job Summary:

WesternU Pharmacy is seeking a part-time Pharmacy Clerk/Pharmacy Technician (18 hours per week). WesternU Pharmacy is a retail pharmacy operating 8a-5p Monday through Friday. It is a part of the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. The pharmacy works very closely with the different disciplines in the University and is also a training facility for the current pharmacy students.

Job Summary

The Pharmacy Clerk/Pharmacy Technician is responsible for assisting and facilitating pharmacy operations and other tasks as the Pharmacist deems necessary. Applicants must be able to maintain ethical and professional behavior that reflects a positive attitude representing the pharmacy department as well as the University.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

•Data entry, insurance billing, and filling prescriptions
•Ensures efficient, accurate, and timely distribution of medications dispensed in the pharmacy
•Maintains and tracks medication inventory
•Able to operate computers to process, store, and retrieve health information
•Clerical duties such as customer service, using the cash register, and ensuring the tidiness of the pharmacy
•Must be a team player
•Must be able to multi-task in a busy environment
•Must be detail-oriented
•Perform tasks as assigned by the pharmacist

Required Qualifications:

1. Bilingual-Fluent in English and Spanish
2. Education: Current/valid Pharmacy technician license in good standing with CA State Board of Pharmacy
3. Experience: At least one year of work experience as a Pharmacy Technician.4. Able to use computers and technology at a proficient level5. Ability to actively listen to customers and health care professionals6. Excellent customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual-Fluent in English and Spanish

List comments regarding work hours:

This is a part-time position that is scheduled at 18 hours per week based on projected patient load.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Job Duty:

Customer Service

  • Answer phone calls in an efficient, friendly manner and is able to prioritize and communicate information appropriately
  • Type prescriptions efficiently and accurately and be able to process them through insurance appropriately.
  • Must check for sufficient reimbursement for processed claims
  • Fill and label prescriptions accurately, safely, and expediently (Technician ONLY)
  • Able to operate computers to process, store, and retrieve health information
  • Data entry, insurance billing prescriptions
  • Provide translation when needed for Spanish speaking clients
  • Check customers out for prescriptions and other over-the-counter items. Makes sure the correct medication is being received by the correct patient and the correct prices are being billed to the customer.
  • This also includes walking to provide the curbside pick-up to differently-abled persons and collecting signatures when needed

Percentage Of Time:


Job Duty:

Inventory Management 20%

  • Unpack, sticker, and properly store inventory
  • Periodically examine inventory for expired, soon to be expired medications and quarantine appropriately
  • Analyze and predict medication inventory usage to maintain an adequate medication supply
  • Effectively purchase medications in the most cost-effective manner
  • Maintains office supplies, packing supplies, front end inventory, and any other supplies

Percentage Of Time:


Job Duty:

Payments, Invoicing, and Miscellaneous

  • Enter invoices into the university payment system (Banner)
  • Provide invoices to inter-departmental sales
  • Provide student/employee immunizations and test results to Health Office
  • Help with setting up health fairs/immunization clinics
  • Troubleshoot by communicating with appropriate help desks if systems fail
  • Making appointments for clinical the pharmacist uses the EPIC system
  • Other duties as assigned

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Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:


If yes, list maximum weight and duration:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.

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