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Staff Pharmacist 1 (7962C) 27367
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2019
Title Staff Pharmacist 1 (7962C) 27367
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Pharmacy Practice

Staff Pharmacist 1 (7962C) 27367

About Berkeley
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

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 8, 2019

Departmental Overview
University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus by providing comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion. In addition, the UHS administers a major medical insurance plan, the Student Health Insurance Plan.

The Pharmacy Department at University Health Services provides pharmaceutical services to undergraduate and graduate students of UC Berkeley and other UHS eligible customers. Staff serves as a resource for medication information and quality control for students, faculty and staff. The department fills approximately 50,000 prescriptions annually and is open year round, including weekends during the fall and spring semesters.

This position may include various shifts from our operating hours of Monday through Friday 8am - 7pm, Saturday (9am-6pm), or Sunday(10am-5pm) during the academic year.

Under the general supervision of the Pharmacist in Charge, the staff pharmacist provides the full range of pharmaceutical services to clients of the University Health Service and its staff. Duties include filling prescriptions, inventory control, patient counseling, drug information and education and supervision of pharmacy interns, technicians, clerks and volunteers. Pharmacists are an integral part of the health care team.

  • Accurately enters all prescription and demographic information into computer, including eligibility and insurance status.
  • Reviews medication profile and prescription for drug interactions, dose, duplicate therapy and appropriateness of therapy.
  • Consults and obtains clarification from prescriber when necessary.
  • Accurately selects appropriate drug product, labels, dispenses and collects all appropriate charges.
  • Maintains compliance with Federal and State laws and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Maintains clinical expertise in pharmaceutical practice and trends.
  • Directly supervises technicians and interns in the proper selection, packaging and labeling of meds according to Board of Pharmacy and other applicable regulations.
  • Provision of birth control medication directly to the patients in accordance with permissible state law and UHS policy.

  • Effectively communicates with patient the proper instructions for use and storage of drugs, mechanism of action, appropriate precautions, and common side effects meeting all OBRA guidelines.
  • When patient presents with symptoms or self-diagnosed problem, assesses severity of problem and recommends appropriate non-prescription product or medical referral.
  • In cases of drug ingestion, assesses the severity of the situation to determine whether to recommend immediate therapy or refer patient to medical clinic, nearest ER or poison control.

  • Compares and contrasts drugs and recommends to another health professional a specific drug product based on efficacy, side effects and cost.
  • Analyzes drug information needs for medical and nursing staff and provides written and verbal responses accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in developing educational information for staff, patients and the community as needed.

  • Orders medications in economic quantities to assure availability while minimizing overstock.


Required Qualifications
  • Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of California.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Three to five years' work experience in a high-volume outpatient, retail/clinic setting.
  • Computer proficiency in all standard office software, pharmacy ordering systems, and electronic health records.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to pharmacist regulations and employer policies.
  • Proven ability to work independently and set priorities in the completion of work assignments.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain professional demeanor during periods of high volume.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Has Certification and Experience with Birth Control direct dispensing

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
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).

Physical Exam
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

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.

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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