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Pharmacist (Non-Retail)

Moncton, Canada Job ID JR0101855 Category Pharmacist Hourly Post Date Nov. 15, 2023

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

Under broad supervision, the Pharmacist is primarily responsible to fill and verify drug and prescription orders in compliance and/or unit dose packages. The Pharmacist is responsible to ensure compliance with provincial and federal legislation, standards of practice, code of ethics and regulatory practice directives and policies. They must be knowledgeable with pharmacy operations and have the ability to assist the Pharmacy Manager with supervision and the Pharmacy Support Staff with daily production operations.

This role consists of 40 hours per week (Sunday to Thursday), but we’d also like to meet individuals who prefer working part time (24 hours per week). We are closed Fridays and Saturdays, as well as every day preceding a statutory Holiday.

The successful applicant will be a motivated individual with a positive frame of mind who leads by example and can adapt to an ever changing environment.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Pharmacy Manager, the Pharmacist ensures the operation of the pharmacy is in compliance with applicable provincial and federal regulation, standards of practice, code of ethics and regulatory practice directives and policies. 

  • Assists the Pharmacy Team with daily operations of the pharmacy.

  • Participates with the maintenance of a continuous quality assurance program.

  • Verifies drug and prescription orders using computer screens/barcodes and visual means.

  • Responsible for production quality. Documents all information required, i.e., production and verification records for quality control purposes.

  • Works alongside the pharmacy team to assure productivity and operational efficiencies are achieved.

  • Processes drug and prescription orders using automated technology and manual assembly.

  • Assists pharmacy support staff with drug order inquiries regarding stock and tracking issues.

  • Assists the pharmacy support staff with sorting drug and prescription orders to ensure delivery to proper locations and assists with receiving products from the wholesaler.

  • Assists with the orientation and training of new pharmacy employees.

  • Maintains effective communication and working relationships with clients at all levels of the organization and business contacts.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings as required.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested.

Section B – General Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates sound judgment in accordance with the professional standards and guidelines issued by the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists (NBCP) and other relevant professional guidelines and standards.

  • Competently performs the duties of a licensed pharmacist.

  • Participates in self-review activities to improve personal performance and to identify personal and professional developmental requirements.

  • Adheres to quality, operational and productivity standards.

  • Adheres to company policies, shared principles and quality management guidelines.

  • Demonstrates and promotes compliance with all program specific performance metrics.

Section C - Position Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate degree in Pharmacy.

  • In compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to the practice of pharmacy and is eligible for licensing with the NBCP.

  • The ability to plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate operational activities in a busy environment.

  • Consistently acts in a professional manner and serves as a role model for staff.

  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to set priorities and creatively solve problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrates success in working effectively and collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Ability to function is a fast-paced, continually changing and results-oriented environment.

  • Good understanding of MS software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel).


At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. 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.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$39.17 - $65.28

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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McKesson is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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Current employees must apply through internal career site.

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