Pharmacy Technician (Part-Time)

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

Working Title: Pharmacy Technician (0.6 FTE)

Classification Title: Pharmacy Technician 

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, February 19th @ 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

Under the general supervision of the Pharmacist, duties include, but are not limited to: processes prescription orders, answers telephones, handles patient transactions and stocks inventory in the pharmacy, assists in keeping various pharmacy records, orders medications and supplies, cash collection/management, and other duties as assigned. This position performs non- discretionary tasks related to the processing of prescriptions in a licensed pharmacy, excluding all duties restricted to a registered pharmacist. Works closely with Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians, and Intern Pharmacists.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Range: $19.26 per hour - $30.96 per hour, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $19.26 per hour - $30.96 per hour

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: 0.6 FTE (approximately 24 hours per week)

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch 

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 

Working knowledge of brand and generic drug names, prescription packaging and labeling, aseptic compounding techniques, and drug disposal protocols. General knowledge of different pharmacy operations, practices, and procedures; and familiarity with the standards, ethics, laws, and regulations governing pharmacy practices in the State of California.
Ability to understand and use pharmacy and medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols commonly used in prescribing and dispensing medications; perform the recordkeeping functions involved in and related to dispensing drugs and inventory management; perform packaging and labeling of drug products; perform calculations for drug dosing; effectively use and maintain the pharmacy automated system to maintain pharmacy and prescription records, produce required reports, and perform cashiering functions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with practitioners and other health center support staff; and exhibit strong customer service skills with patients.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent and the required education and training to be a registered Pharmacy Technician by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Equivalent to six months to one year of experience working in a pharmacy setting.
Basic Life support recognition (CPR)
Possess a current valid California Pharmacy Technician license.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Completion of a recognized/accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program (includes hands-on training period during externship), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Licensed Pharmacy Technician by the California Board of Pharmacy and in good standing.
  3. Minimum experience and skills in an ambulatory health center, Pharmacy and/or in a retail/community pharmacy, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  4. Good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively with a large, diverse population including maintaining good relationship between Pharmacy and medical staff.
  5. Ability to use good judgment in responding to or referring questions by nurses, physicians, and other professional personnel.
  6. Knowledge, skills, and ability to perform basic computer entries.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Working knowledge of all services provided by pharmacy and clinic.
Condition of Employment:
  • A background check must be satisfactory completed post-conditional offer.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
  2. One year or more experience in a community retail pharmacy setting.
  3. Experience with electronic pharmacy billing and reconciliation.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • Possess a current valid California Pharmacy Technician license.
  • Possess a current valid Basic Life Support certification (CPR)

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume/CV
  • Current/Valid California Pharmacy Technician Licensure
  • Current/Valid CPR (BLS) Certification

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac 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’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus 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.

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

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 Policy

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.

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.

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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