Skip to main content
Search Jobs

Saved Jobs

Job Details

Tomorrow's health is... Defining a new possible.

Sr Pharmacist 18 month Contract

Mississauga, Canada Job ID JR0114317 Category Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacies Post Date Jul. 04, 2024

McKesson is an impact-driven, Fortune 10 company that touches virtually every aspect of healthcare. We are known for delivering insights, products, and services that make quality care more accessible and affordable. Here, we focus on the health, happiness, and well-being of you and those we serve – we care.

What you do at McKesson matters. We foster a culture where you can grow, make an impact, and are empowered to bring new ideas. Together, we thrive as we shape the future of health for patients, our communities, and our people. If you want to be part of tomorrow’s health today, we want to hear from you.

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. At McKesson Canada, we touch the lives of 12 million Canadians every day. We carry more than 35,000 products in 12 distribution centers and ultimately provide distribution to 6,300 retail pharmacies, 1,350 hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics and institutions all over Canada. But we're so much more than a distribution company. We've automated 2,500 retail pharmacies and dispense over 100 million doses a year through our automation solutions. Manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients count on us for a full range of services that contribute to the quality and safety of care for us all.

At McKesson Canada, you’ll help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

Job Summary:

The Registered Staff Pharmacist is required to dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and compounds and provide consultative services to both clients and health care providers in accordance with all laws and responsibilities set by the Provincial Regulatory Body and McKesson Canada.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities generally include but are not limited to the following:

  • Filling, verifying, and dispensing medications accurately.

  • Provide supervision and oversight for pharmacy caseworkers, assistants, technicians, and other staff.

  • Provide appropriate pharmacist services, including patient counseling and follow-up for dispensed prescriptions as required.

  • Ensure prescription pricing is accurate and payment methods have been established.

  • Ensure prescriptions are delivered to the appropriate site as per patient request, regulation and cold chain required.

  • Providing general customer service for clients and stakeholders (i.e., Patients, Health Care Professionals, Industry Partners, etc.)

  • Adapting, renewing, and initiating prescriptions as per the Provincial College’s rules and regulations working to full scope of practice as outlined by regulatory body.

  • Provide medical information as required to patients and other healthcare professionals.

  • Adherence to all relevant guidelines including the established Standard Operating Procedures and all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Submitting Adverse Events (AE) and Product Quality Complaints (PQC)

  • Flexibility in working overlapping shifts during operating pharmacy hours.

  • Oversees staff to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing pharmacy.

  • Operate and promote behaviors that uphold McKesson i2Care and iLead Principles in alignment with McKesson Code of Conduct.

  • Ensure company policies and regulatory standards are at the foremost of all activities and decisions.

  • Adhere to privacy requirements

  • Monitor accounts receivable

  • Temperature monitoring

  • Complete all required training

  • Other duties as assigned.

Section B – Key Requirements:


  • Bachelor or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

  • A valid license in good standing with the applicable College of Pharmacists.

  • Professional Liability Insurance

Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of retail pharmacy practice

  • Understanding of biologics and specialty medications

  • This position requires a significant degree of self-direction and independence.

  • Possess strong working knowledge of Kroll and its capabilities.

  • Clinical expertise in major therapeutic areas required by Specialty Pharmacy Services

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

  • Accountable and results-oriented

  • ·Team management

  • Unique medications and patient needs

  • Teamwork

  • Problem solving

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Active listening

  • Teaching

  • Patient advocacy

  • Decision making

  • Collaboration

  • MS office


  • Full-time employment for at least one year in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting. 

  • Bilingualism (English/French) an asset or Multilingual

  • Additional experience in clinical trials, medication reimbursement, or a regulatory environment is useful.

  • Working with various cross functional teams both internal and external

Section C – Supervision and Communication:

  • Communication: PSP, Navigation, INVIVA clinics, Medical Clinics, Pharmacy, Patients and drug plans

Section D – What you gain in the role

  • Ability to identify and tackle various drug therapy problems in a specialty pharmacy setting, in-depth knowledge of various types of specialty medications

We are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson as part of our Total Rewards. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please click here.

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

McKesson provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age or genetic information. For additional information on McKesson’s full Equal Employment Opportunity policies, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.

Join us at McKesson!

Explore Location
  • parents with little girl holding balloon walking into hospital lobby


    How we work and live plays a big role in building a healthier world. View our wide range of health benefits, financial benefits, wellness programs, and flexible working schedules.

    Learn more
  • Two women sitting at desk in conversation

    Hiring Process

    Ready for the next step? We’ll guide you along the journey of our hiring process.

    Learn more
  • Culture and Values

    Advancing health outcomes for all — this is the foundation of how we interact with customers, business partners, and each other. Meet the team and learn more about our mission.

    Learn more
  • Group of workers doing yoga in warehouse

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Our culture is built around diverse perspectives because everyone’s unique story, experiences, and ideas are valued here.

    Learn more
  • Learn more
  • Learn more
  • Learn more
  • Learn more

You haven't viewed any jobs yet.

View available opportunities

You haven't saved any jobs yet.

View available opportunities