Pharmacy Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grand beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

CSU Health Network

The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective mental health and primary care medical services on campus, referral for community specialty care, and comprehensive health education and prevention services programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry, and optometry are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see


The CSU Health Network Pharmacy at Colorado State University provides prescription medication to students, faculty, and the community of Colorado State. In close conjunction with other departments of the CSU Health Network, we strive to ensure our students receive optimal healthcare in a fast, friendly, and professional environment.

Position Summary

The Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist in the daily operation of the pharmacy; receives prescriptions to fill, assembles medicines and provides information and instruction to patients and other healthcare professionals; processes the prescriptions via the computer system; bills the student’s insurance; and performs cashiering duties as necessary. The Pharmacy Technician receives the daily pharmacy order, records shipments, and assists with generating the orders.

This is a part-time, hourly position to be utilized during the academic year and is scheduled up to 32 hours per week Monday -Friday. During scheduled breaks, this position will serve in an “as needed” capacity to cover illnesses and vacations. The Pharmacy Technician reports directly to the Pharmacy Manager.

This position is considered part-time “Hourly”, which means there are no guaranteed hours and the schedule may range from 0-40 per week.

CSU offers benefits to part-time employees which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit and

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience labeling, storing, and filling medications in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting.


Completion of 500 hours of pharmacy technician training may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • CPR Certification


  • One year of experience as a certified Pharmacy Technician in a retail or hospital pharmacy setting
  • Prior retail experience restocking and facing shelves, cash-handling, customer service, and cash register experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics

  • General knowledge of pharmacy operations
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Task oriented, independent and team-based worker
  • Proficient in using windows-based computer programs
  • Knowledge and experience in processing insurance claims

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Data Entry, Prescription Processing, and Filling Duty/Responsibility

  • Take in prescriptions from drop-off window, ensures that information is correct and inputs prescription information into pharmacy software
  • Calculate and communicate accurate wait times to both patient and pharmacy team
  • Alert the pharmacist to any drug interaction flagged by the pharmacy software
  • Answer phone calls, troubleshoot problems related to refills, and communicates with other health care professionals via phone and/or fax
  • Fill and label prescriptions accurately for pharmacist review when designated by position in pharmacy workflow
  • Navigate insurance requirements, claim submission, and troubleshooting rejected claims

Percentage Of Time


Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Daily Cleaning & Upkeep Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain professional appearance and cleanliness in the pharmacy and waiting area
  • Restock pharmacy supplies including vials, paper, and cleaning products
  • Perform basic cleaning duties including sanitizing counters, vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting the shelves routinely

Percentage Of Time


Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Cash Handling Duty/Responsibility

  • Responsible for proper opening and closing procedures on all cash registers and credit card machines
  • Work with accounting department to replenish supplies and change large bills
  • Handle day to day transactions for prescriptions, OTC items, and returns

Percentage Of Time


Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Clerical Duty/Responsibility

  • File hard copy prescriptions on a daily basis
  • Review and input daily medication orders with multiple vendors based on established order points
  • Maintain drug database in pharmacy software to reflect accurate pricing, post orders, and change order points to reflect business needs
  • Organize completed invoices on a daily, monthly, and annual basis

Percentage Of Time


Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Drug Testing - Pre-employment Drug Testing - Must be willing and able to pass a pre-employment drug test, including negative results for opioids and benzodiazepines

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.