Pharmacist I

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Pharmacist I

Classification Title: Pharmacist I

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, November 1, 2023 @ 11:55pm PT

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Works under the general administrative direction of the Associate Vice President Student Health and Counseling Services and the Pharmacist II. The Pharmacist I perform the full range of general licensed pharmacist duties, including but not limited to consulting with the prescribers and patients; identifying, evaluating, and interpreting prescriptions; acquiring, compounding, and dispensing of medications, vaccines and other therapeutic agents. Responsible for managing pharmacy operations with regard to proper formulary, staff training, procurement, and insurance billing.  Responsible for providing lead work direction to technical and administrative support staff within the health services pharmacy, such as intern pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and clerks. Responsible for ensuring pharmacy programs and operations are in compliance with the applicable federal and state laws in accordance with the "Rules of Professional Conduct" set forth by the California State Board of Pharmacy, the California Business and Professional Code, and Executive Order No. 943 of the Office of the Chancellor.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,000 - $11,000 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,322 - $12,200 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Department Information 

Student Health,Counseling, & Wellness Services (SHCWS) embraces a holistic and collaborative approach to healthcare by offering urgent care, primary care, preventative services, wellness education, violence support services, and mental health, services to the Sacramento State campus community.  SHCS is committed to providing quality care and service delivery and is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to dispensing, storage, and recordkeeping of drugs, narcotics and poisons. Thorough knowledge of all drugs, chemicals and supplies required in the operation of the Student Health Center pharmacy. Working knowledge of automated pharmacy systems; and campus procurement and budgetary processes. General knowledge of pharmacy administration and the requirements of serving as a Pharmacist-in-Charge.

Abilities: Ability to compound and fill prescriptions; evaluate written prescription orders to determine ingredients needed and ensure proper dosages; review patient profiles against prescriptions for potential drug interactions and allergies; serve as a resource to practitioners and other medical support staff in the areas of pharmacology, drug combination, drug interaction, and alternative drug therapies; participate in the development and implementation of pharmacy policies, procedures and protocols; prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other health center staff and management; be sensitive to, communicate effectively with, and provide support to diverse patients; and provide lead work direction to pharmacy support staff.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) college of pharmacy program or other program recognized by the board as defined by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Equivalent to one year of experience as a licensed pharmacist working independently.

License: Possess and maintain a valid pharmacist license as defined and required by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Current valid license to practice as a registered pharmacist in the State of California
  2. Equivalent to one year of experience as a licensed pharmacist working independently
  3. Diploma related to professional Licensure
  4. Organizational and management skills
  5. Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  6. Familiarity with the operation of a cash register, personal computer and fax machine.
  7. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of college students.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. One or more years of recent experience in a clinical/retail setting, preferable in a student health setting.
  2. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.)
  3. Basic Life support recognition (CPR)
  4. Excellent oral and written communication.
  5. Experience working in an electronic health record (EHR).
  6. Certification for administering immunizations from an accredited program.
  7. Any additional certifications offered by the California Pharmacists Association or other accredited program such as Medication Therapy Management, Travel Health, etc.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • Current/Valid California Registered Pharmacist Licensure
  • CPR (BLS) Certification

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Current/Valid California Registered Pharmacist Licensure
  • CPR (BLS) Certification

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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