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Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.

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. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more by visiting the UHS website, our strategic plan, and our UHS values.


Completion of Prescription Orders: Receives prescription and OTC orders from prescribers; enters prescription information accurately; fills pharmacist-verified orders quickly and accurately; records and processes refill requests

Inventory Control: Orders medications and supplies and stocks pharmacy appropriately and in a cost effective manner; checks supplies and medications and restocks as appropriate; accurately maintains purchase records; removes expired and otherwise unusable medications from pharmacy and clinics; returns all prescription to stock if not picked up within 7 business days

Cashiering and Clerk Functions: Provides excellent customer service to patients, clinic staff and outside providers; able to triage calls quickly and effectively; refers patients to pharmacists

appropriately for consultations; checks out prescriptions to patients accurately; accurately and quickly rings up purchases to patients
Communication: Maintains confidentiality of patient interactions in accordance with HIPAA regulations; maintains high levels of professionalism in interactions with patients, clinic staff, vendors and outside providers; upholds principles of equity and inclusion for all in accordance with campus and UHS policies; requests and accepts constructive feedback

Professional Standards: Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice; establishes effective working relationships with pharmacy staff, patients, UHS staff, and outside vendors and providers; demonstrates flexibility with work assignments; discusses concerns with work issues with supervisor as appropriate; coordinates and collaborates with other pharmacy staff to meet UHS goals; demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by UHS; punctual to work and required meetings; prioritizes job tasks based on client and department demands

Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma

Licenses and Certifications

  • Free and clear pharmacy technician license with California State Board of Pharmacy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to accurately process prescription orders (typing, insurance processing, and filling).
  • Must have good telephone and typing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively work within a collaborative team-focused environment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with peers, patients, multidisciplinary team members, senior management, and assigned staff.
  • Medical terminology and knowledge of medication names.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of and skills in working with pharmacy information systems.
  • Knowledge of electronic / medical records systems.
  • Maintain strong professional behavior at all times.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification
  • Knowledge of ProPharm and Epic Willow pharmacy software.
  • Knowledge of Point & Click and Epic electronic health records software.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

  • The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $36.43
  • Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.
  • This is a non-exempt hourly per diem position with variable hours.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • This is not a visa opportunity.
  • This position has a headcount of two.
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Patient Care Technical Unit (EX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: 
  • Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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