Registered Pharmacy Technician


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.

The Registered Pharmacy Technician is responsible for assisting the pharmacists in properly dispensing and checking medications to patients and performs technical duties as set forth by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

The schedule for this role is 8am – 6 pm Mon – Fridays; some overtime or weekends as needed.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide exemplary customer service that meets the standards of McKesson Canada
  • Sign technical aspects of prescriptions as per the approved guidelines set forth by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Receive verbal prescriptions as per the approved guidelines set forth by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Compound, check and approve final release of specialty pharmaceutical formulations prepared using appropriate aseptic technique, equipment and pharmaceutical calculations in accordance with worksheets, procedures and instructions approved by a pharmacist. Sterile products include IV admixtures and hazardous compounded products.
  • Take on additional duties and responsibilities as per the approved guidelines set by the Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Billing prescriptions through pharmacy software ensuring all required documentation is adequate and appropriate including (but not limited to) accounts receivables, dosage and dosing intervals, third party billing restrictions, scheduled appointment dates, clinic locations, copayment management, coordination of benefits, assignment of benefits
  • Understanding, recognizing, resolving third party billing issues
  • Managing site calendars, appointment changes, dispensing and shipping schedules
  • Adherence to all relevant guidelines including the established Standard Operating Procedures and all applicable regulatory requirements
  • Accurately preparing medications to ensure arrival to the appropriate destination on time
  • Inventory management and reconciliation
  • Patient follow-up calls for outstanding accounts (ensuring that all medical questions are referred to a pharmacist)
  • Monitoring of site temperatures when available and reporting any variances directly to the operations manager
  • Effectively communicate with both external and internal contacts
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with health care professionals, reimbursement coordinators, infusion coordinators, provincial ministries of health and private payers
  • Accurate data entry into various systems
  • Validated aseptic training an asset
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervising pharmacist

General Responsibilities

  • Perform all technical duties involved in successful dispensing medications, document and take responsibility for all activities as set forth for the registered pharmacy technician.

Minimum requirement:

  • Typically requires 3+ years of related experience

Additional skills:

  • College Pharmacy Technician Diploma
  • OCP Pharmacy Technician Registration
  • Successful completion of BCE QUESS Hazardous compounding training within 1 year of onboarding
  • Aseptic Compounding experience an asset
  • At least 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a retail pharmacy setting
  • Experience within the setting of retail pharmacy practice in the province of Ontario including an understanding of biologics and specialty medications and third party billing issues
  • This position requires a significant degree of self-starting and independence

Career Level – IC-Business Support – B3

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

$40,000 – $66,600

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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