Pharmacy Technician, Per Diem (9279C) #24515

University Of California Berkeley , CA 94705

Posted 2 weeks ago

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) at the Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Learn more about UHS by visiting

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 50,000 prescriptions annually.


Under the general supervision of the Pharmacist, duties include, but are not limited to, the completion of prescription orders, answers telephones, assist patient in a professional manner, maintain medication inventory in the pharmacy, assistance in keeping records, processing of floor stock orders and other duties as assigned. Also, work closely with other pharmacy technicians.

  • Initiating and completing prescription copy/transfers

  • 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 lot number and affixing the label

  • Manufacturing, 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.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Current and valid registration with the State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws applicable to Pharmacy practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer proficiency in standard office software and pharmacy modules.

  • Must have valid California ID / driver's license and must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds.

Salary & Benefits

$30.83 per hour.

This 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

  • This position is per diem and may include various shifts from our operating hours of Monday through Friday 8am 7pm, Saturday (9am6pm), or Sunday (11am-4pm) during the academic year (closed on weekends during summer).

  • 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).

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:

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Pharmacy Technician, Per Diem (9279C) #24515

University Of California