Pharmacist Supervisor (Specialty)

McKesson

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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 Pharmacist Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all the patient activities for the Home Delivery programs supported by the pharmacy registrants, including Pharmacists and Regulated Technicians. The individual will support Sr. Manager, Pharmacy to achieve overall performance and success of the pharmacy in alignment with the vision and priorities of Biopharma & Provider Solutions. The incumbent must make a difference by leading and developing pharmacists and regulated technicians to build accountability, drive business results, and provide exceptional patient care; oversee the daily operations of the pharmacy staff including priority setting and review, issue escalation, resolution, and follow-up to provide a seamless workflow throughout pharmacy. Provide metric-based updates to the Senior Manager at intervals to ensure proper performance, monitoring, escalation, staff orientation, training, and monthly check-ins on performances. The Pharmacist Supervisor is the designated point of contact for Patient Support Programs escalations. The Pharmacist Supervisor will also perform duties of Pharmacist – 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. 

The Pharmacist Supervisor role is a successor role for the Senior Manager, Pharmacy, has the knowledge of the team focused on supporting Home Delivery programs, and serves as back-ups for other Supervisor or Manager roles as required.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Leads, communicates, coordinates, and interacts with all McKesson staff in a manner that promotes and maintains a high level of respect, integrity, operational efficiency and patient and client focused service.
  • Manages direct reports, namely Pharmacists and Regulated Pharmacy Technicians.
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and training of new employees. 
  • Promotes ongoing team development through coaching and conducting quarterly performance evaluations.
  • Oversees all processes related to the dispensing of all medications for all home delivery programs at McKesson Specialty Pharmacy BC.
  • Accountable for being the designated escalation contact with the Program POCs for various programs and addressing concerns.
  • Meets or exceeds metrics and deadlines set by program Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Manages external and internal service compliance, identifying risk and compliance opportunities, and assisting in assessing and mitigating identified risks while being accountable to corporate risk and other compliance functions. 
  • Conducts root cause and trend analysis and developing process improvements. 
  • Collaborates with the team to implement creative solutions to daily workflow challenges and temporary labour shortages. 
  • Develops and maintains a team with a strong focus on customer service and continuous quality improvements. 
  • Maintains program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), exceptions processes, workflows, scripting, training, and reports. 
  • Promotes and ensures that the highest quality of care is provided to patients and families. 
  • Provides regular feedback to the Sr. Manager regarding quality, operational, technical, or process issues and recommending corrective actions or engaging additional resources if needed. 
  • Oversees employee scheduling and resource allocation based on forecasted demand to ensure effective and efficient service levels. 
  • Supports the Sr. Manager in policy and practice development, responds per policy direction, and seeks assistance for unusual situations or staff non-compliance. 
  • Conducts daily briefings on pharmacy operations with the Sr. Manager, addresses attendance, staff non-adherence, and resource allocation as required. 
  • Keeps track of KPIs that are relevant to their team such as Accounts Receivable, call centre metrics and billing errors. 
  • Operates and promotes behaviours that uphold McKesson i2Care and iLead Principles.
  • Performs patient care-related activities such as processing, dispensing, counseling, checking RXs, renewing RXs, and submitting Adverse Events and Product Quality Complaints when required.
  • Ability to perform tasks beyond the specific responsibilities of a Pharmacist Supervisor and adapting, as necessary. 
  • Overtime as required.

Section B – Key Requirements: 

Knowledge: 

  • Bachelor or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree .
  • A valid license in good standing with the applicable College of Pharmacists is required.
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of Kroll and its capabilities is an asset.

Experience: 

  • Experience working as a Pharmacist in a Specialty Pharmacy is a requirement.
  • Pharmacy supervisory/management experience is an asset, but not required. 

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent customer service and able to set the same expectations from the team. 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision. 
  • Exercises sound knowledge and good judgment. 
  • Accountable and results oriented. 
  • Leadership skills, can lead, inspire, mentor, develop, and guide a team. 
  • Working knowledge of retail pharmacy practice.
  • Understands biologics and specialty medications. 
  • Clinical expertise in major therapeutic areas required by Specialty Pharmacy Services.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. 

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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 support physical, 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, please click 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

$82,400 – $137,300

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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