Pharmacy Assistant

County of Santa Clara
Full Time, Part Time 24-per week $49,909 - $60,005 Per year CA 751 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, United States Apply before 5/14/2024 11:59


Under direct supervision of either a Pharmacist or a Registered Pharmacy Technician, will assist with clerical duties, stocking supplies and customer service activities.

This recruitment is for assignments in various pharmacy areas located at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O’Connor Hospital, Saint Louise Regional Hospital, and the Valley Health Center clinics. Inpatient Pharmacy is open 24-hours a day, 7-day a week, 365 days a year to ensure continuous and comprehensive patient care. Primary Care Pharmacy services consist of 12 outpatient pharmacies, a Refill Center Pharmacy, and a Call Center with processing and billing functions. The outpatient pharmacies provide services to patients from the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital Clinics, inpatient discharges, custody discharges, and community health partner clinics. Specialty Pharmacy services include Custody Pharmacy, Better Health Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Purchasing. 

The established list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur.
  This may include full-time and part-time positions, and extra-help positions (temporary employment).  Please make sure to indicate in the supplemental questions the type of positions and shifts you are willing to work.

Applicants who meet the employment standards will be invited to take the written exam tentatively scheduled for May 28, 2024 to May 31, 2024.

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Typical Tasks

  • Answers inquiries from callers or visitors, and refers them to the appropriate source of information following standard departmental policies and procedures;

  • Reads and transcribes pharmaceutical information;

  • Types prescription labels from physician's order;

  • Keeps pharmacy area clean and orderly, including stocking medications, supplies, equipment, etc.;

  • Performs general clerical duties as assigned;

  • Orders office supplies and equipment as directed;

  • Retrieves information from a computer using appropriate software applications;

  • Files prescriptions and other documents;

  • Performs related duties as required.


Employment Standards

Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally acquired through training and experience equivalent to high school graduation.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic computer use (familiarity with computer);

  • Basic office practices and procedures, including filing systems, financial record keeping, reference sources and operating standard office machines;

  • General English usage including grammar, punctuation, and spelling;

  • Basic mathematics;

  • Telephone procedures and etiquette.

    Ability to:

  • Perform general clerical work and learn specific operations of the office;

  • Use a computer keyboard with accuracy;

  • Transfer and transcribe information with accuracy;

  • Accurately operate a cash register and other equipment as required;

  • Make accurate arithmetical computations;

  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, technical, and professional personnel;

  • Follow and understand oral and written instructions;

  • Perform a variety of clerical work.

    **Departments may selectively recruit for typing speed up to 45 Net WPM depending on departmental need.