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Sr. Pharmacist

Mississauga, Canada Job ID JR0113779 Category Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacies Post Date Jul. 09, 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 17 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

Ensures the SPS pharmacy team provides optimal service and pharmaceutical care to its patients and physician customers.  Works with pharmacists to ensure therapeutic area expertise, promote development and develop programs that promote practice excellence and improve the patient and physician experience.

This position also ensures the safe and effective use of medications by serving as an escalation point for medication order verification while assessing for optimal drug product selection, dosage regimen design, effective administration and drug therapy monitoring services, and works with the treating physician to find alternatives when needed, to ensure the best care possible is being given.

Specific Responsibilities
 Works with manufacturer partners to develop clinical programs for pharmacists for all specialty products.

  • Maintains subject area expertise in key areas including oncology, hematology and immunology.

  • Provides direct-patient care (minimum 25%) and serves as an escalation point for complex patient care issues.

  • Prioritize level of care based on critical needs.

  • Prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems and to make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations.

  • Determine and resolve any medication therapy problems including drugs without indications, medical conditions for which no therapy is prescribed, therapy inappropriate for medical condition, incomplete immunization record, inappropriate dose, dosage form, duration, schedule, route of administration, method of administration, therapeutic duplication, medication allergies, and clinically significant drug-drug, drug-disease, drug-nutrient, or drug-laboratory test interactions.

  • Effectively verify patient medication orders for appropriateness and accuracy.

  • Appropriately document clinical interventions.

  • Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers.

  • Report medication errors and adverse drug reactions.

  • Enhances the quality and delivery of care.

  • Actively participates in the development and implementation of performance/quality improvement and patient safety activities for Pharmacy.

  • Participate with Clinical Coordinator, clinical team and the Pharmacy department to evaluate and measure the impact of new approaches that have been implemented.

  • Participates in clinical guideline development, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.

  • Represent Pharmacy/service areas on institutional/ practice area committees and quality support teams.

  • Promotes continuing education in the pharmacy and develops pharmacy certification programs.

  • Participates in mentorship and professional development of Clinical and Staff Pharmacists, Technicians, Pharmacy residents and Pharmacy students.

  • Participate in the development of new programs, services, and practices, educational activities of the Pharmacy department and medical team.

  • Consistently attend Pharmacy student/residency seminars and presentations.

  • Provides at least one (1) Pharmacy staff development initiative per year.

  • Maintains quality standards for pharmacy practice and patient experience.

  • Able to provide in-services/lectures to health care professionals outside the pharmacy department.

  • Seeks out research opportunities.  

General Responsibilities

• Filling, checking and dispensing medications accurately.
• Provide patient counseling to new patients.
• Perform patient follow-up calls.
• Provide medical information as required to patients and other health care professionals.
• Ensure prescription pricing is accurate and payment methods have been established.
• Ensure medications are delivered to the appropriate site as per patient requests.
• Provide general customer service for patients and health care professionals.
• Support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Department of Pharmacy.
• Engages in professional self-development and completes required continuing education credits and licensure requirements.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Must be licensed and in good standing with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
• Minimum 5 years experience as a Clinical Pharmacist; preferably with experience in oncology and hematology.
• Strong communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills are required.
• Bilingualism (English/French) an asset.
• Independent and self-directed.

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.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$86,600 - $144,300

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.

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