Staff Pharmacist (CSUN/Auxiliary Employees Only)

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Director of Student Health Center (SHC), the Staff Pharmacist performs professional pharmaceutical duties including the dispensation of prescribed medications. The incumbent is responsible for all actions taken as a licensed California pharmacist as outlined by the California Board of Pharmacy; accepts and evaluates prescriptions written by SHC and outside Medical Doctors; fills and dispenses medications, vaccinations, and compound pharmaceuticals; prepares receipts for patients to use to pay for medications and vaccinations, or bills insurance companies and MediCal electronically for cost of medications; provides patient education with respect to drug usage, adverse reactions, drug and food interactions, etc.; advises provider staff on selection, dosage, costs, and effects of drugs; and provides drug information to clinical  staff as needed. Monitors pharmacy inventory and orders; prices and stocks pharmacy supplies; reconciles insurance payments and reports controlled substance dispensations to CURES program weekly. In addition, oversees student pharmacy workers, and performs other duties as assigned.


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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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 (i.e. QS1, Point and Click, etc.); and campus procurement and budgetary processes. General knowledge of pharmacy administration and the requirements of serving as a Pharmacist-in-Charge. Ability and specialized skills 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  ability to provide lead work direction to pharmacy support staff.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $2954 - $5217 (Part-Time Equivalent) per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $2954- $4420 (Part-Time Equivalent), dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Part Time; 20 hours per week; schedule to be determined.
TEMP: This is a temporary-year-to-year renewable position.

General Information

The Student Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. and as such, will recommend certain vaccinations or screenings free of charge for the successful candidate.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.  The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan). 
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing  link.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received prior to October 25, 2017, will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.
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