Job Description

Payroll Title:
Comm Care Pharmacy
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.22 / Hour
Rancho Bernardo
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#125262 Pharmacy Assistant, Per Diem

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment


Under direct supervision of the pharmacy supervisor, handles all transactions at front-end of pharmacy on point-of-sale register system (cash and credit card transactions). Checks patients in on electronic health record and performs data entry for prescriptions. Monitors and maintains front-end of pharmacy, which includes over the counter (OTC) medications, snacks and drinks, and orders replenishment products as needed. Assists with mailing of prescriptions, including, but not limited to: process payments by credit card; package, weigh and label prescriptions to be sent out to patients. Maintains daily control over pharmacy supplies necessary for transactions (e.g. bags, receipt paper, etc.). Assists in verifying invoices and authorizing payments. Maintains and assists in required record keeping for supply purchasing activities. Assists pharmacy technician and/or pharmacist in performing functions as necessary for patient care (within legal limits). Performs other duties as assigned.


  • One (1) year of appropriate/ related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Recent experience in a customer service role, preferably in a large, complex healthcare environment.

  • Graduation from high school and one year of appropriate experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with departments, patients, and staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Customer service oriented and team focused.


  • Retail/Outpatient pharmacy experience.
  • Experience with Epic.
  • Familiar with UCSD systems, policies, and procedures.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $52,659 - $52,659 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.22 - $25.22

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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Application Instructions

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