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Per Diem Pharmacy Technician - (Per Diem Non Exempt Healthcare) - Student Health Services

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Health Professionals, Temporary, Part Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title

Per Diem Pharmacy Technician

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Student Health Services

Appointment Type

This is a one-year temporary position. The position may be renewed. 

Time Base

Intermittent/Hourly (FTE 0.01)

Work Schedule

This position will work to-be-determined shifts occurring M, T, W, Th, or F, from 8-5.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$26.32 to 29.25 per hour

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Number of Positions Available


Position Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs a variety of technical and administrative functions in support of pharmacy operations, including the non-discretionary tasks associated with processing and dispensing of prescriptions. Must possess and maintain a license as a registered pharmacy technician through the California Board of Pharmacy.

Position Information

Processing Prescriptions
  • Review all incoming prescription drug orders and validity and student eligibility. Enter data 
  • into the pharmacy automated system and determine billing procedures when applicable.
  • Process prescriptions including the dispensing, packaging, and labeling medications. May prepare 
  • and/or com prescriptions for Pharmacist review.
  • Process and input patient's private insurance and/or Medi-Cal information into the system to 
  • bill prescription insurance company to resolve (if any) rejected claims or issues with processing 
  • the insurance.
  • Train and oversee pharmacy student assistants and pharmacy intern when hired.
  • Compile and maintain appropriate medical and medication information and records from patients or 
  • their me records in conformance with applicable university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate prescription records in compliance with university, insurance company, date 
  • and federal regulations.
Ordering and Inventory
  • Perform inventory management duties, including the ordering, cycling of stock and removal of out 
  • of date items according to established policies.
  • Sort and file prescriptions.
  • Process prescriptions not picked up for "return to stock".
  • Assist in maintaining separate Medi-Cal prescription inventory.
Administrative Work
  • Prepare bi-weekly birth control inventory report.
  • Prepare and submit End of the Month reports.
  • Update Over-the-counter prices, flyers, brochures, and posters.
  • Prepare correspondence and other documents.
  • Communicate information on policies and procedures to patients.
  • Maintain daily refrigerator and freezer temperature logs.
  • Maintain pharmacy in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform cashiering functions, as needed.
  • Duties and Responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time, either verbally or in writing as the job necessitates.

Other duties as assigned


At All Times

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User-Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University {P530D).
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others, and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications

•  Must possess and maintain current registration as a Pharmacy Technician through the California  Board of Pharmacy. Must possess a high school diploma or have equivalent work experience. Must  possess the necessary education and training to be registered Pharmacy Technician, which requires  either and Associates Degree in pharmacy technology or completion of an accredited pharmacy 
technician training program or equivalent training and experience, as defined and required by the  California Board of Pharmacy. Additionally, must possess sufficient experience to gain a working  knowledge of pharmacy operations, typically ranging between six months and one year of experience working in a pharmacy setting as a clerk or technician.
•  Must possess a working knowledge of brand and generic drug names, prescription packaging and  labeling, aseptic compounding techniques and drug disposal protocols
•  Must have general knowledge of pharmacy operations, practices and procedures; familiarity with  the standards ethics laws and regulations governing pharmacy practice in the state of California.
•  Incumbents must be able to understand and use pharmacy and medical terms, abbreviations, and  symbols commonly used in prescribing and dispensing medications.
•  Computer skills, organizational and task management skills, and ability to communicate well  orally and in writing required.
•  Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other  health center support staff; and exhibit strong customer service skills with patients
•  This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist. The pharmacy technician does  not supervise.
•  This position will have contact with and be sensitive to a very diverse college student population and SHS physicians and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

•  Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
•  Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
•  Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
•  Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
•  Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional 
•  Diversity and inclusion.


Environmental/Physical/Special Working Conditions

Incumbent must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population 
of students, faculty, and staff.


Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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