McKesson Alternate Qualified Person In Charge in Ontario, Canada

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.

McKesson Canada’s largest and newest Distribution Center is located in the heart of Quinte West, situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte. The Trenton Distribution Center is conveniently located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 30 minutes east of Cobourg, 1 hour east of Oshawa and 1 hour west of Kingston. McKesson is in the business of better health and touches the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare.

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

As directed by the DCM (Distribution Centre Manager), Night Shift Manager and/or QPIC, this position is responsible to act as the Alternate Qualified Person in Charge (AQPIC) ensuring adequate control of narcotics and controlled drug shipments. As such, the incumbent executes operations within and related to the narcotic department according to the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Regulations and Health Canada Controlled Substances Act and Narcotics and Control Act and Régulations.

Section A – Specific Responsibilities

Duties generally include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage saleable and non-saleable narcotic and controlled substances inventory including regular counts, replenishment, stock rotation and the morgue (may include receiving and put away).

  • Perform investigations of narcotics or controlled substances inventory discrepancies, customer claims, transportation issues and report all losses to Corporate Security and Health Canada as required.

  • Review and document suspicious transactions as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Manage narcotic invoice signatures from customers and ensure noncompliant customers are cut off from ordering narcotics until documentation provided.

  • Manage narcotic and controlled substance customer returns and vendor returns. When required, ensure proper destruction of narcotics and controlled substances.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all vault combinations and narcotic area alarm codes.

  • Ensure vault combination is changed in alignment with Corporate Security and Health Canada requirements.

  • Ensure security of narcotic area – keep area locked at all times, log visitors, alarm and lock area when not in use or not on premises.

  • Ensure alarm testing is conducted according to Corporate Security and Health Canada requirements.

  • Ensure narcotic and controlled substances are maintained in the correct environment (vault or cage) for the substance.

  • Ensure all documentation is provided and retained in regard to destruction of narcotic and controlled substances.

  • Pick, audit & pack narcotics and controlled substance orders as required.

  • Ensure prepared narcotic and controlled substance shipments are secured prior to shipment and that COS procedures are followed at all times.

  • Ensure appropriate reporting is provided to Health Canada at required intervals.

  • If mandated by management or the Regulatory Officer (stipulated training required), act as Assistant Regulatory Officer for :

  • the proper and adequate implementation of SOPs;

  • the training of personnel on SOPs and GMPrelated topics;

  • temperature monitoring and troubleshooting temperature related issues;

  • ensuring compliance with the Quality System including, but not limited to, Change Controls, Deviations, Recalls, Returns, Customer Complaints and GMP self-inspections.

  • Cleaning and sanitation as required.

  • Communicate with ICC supervisor and management to ensure that potentially compromised products are removed and placed in a secured quarantine area for assessment.

  • Responsible to ensure that all records related to narcotics or controlled substances products are accurate, retained and follow Good Documentation Practices.

  • Perform all tasks within the scope of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) related to the job function.

  • Other duties as directed by the Supervisor.

Section B – General Responsibilities

  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are respected.

  • Communicate with supervisors and Regulatory Officer of any deviations that occur concerning established procedures and opportunities for improvements.

  • Assure that work areas are kept safe, organized and clean.

  • Follow company policies and procedures, including Health and Safety policies.

Section C – Key Requirements

  • AQPIC must hold a Bachelor of Science degree from a Canadian accredited Institution with a major in one of the following: chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, microbiology, chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

  • A minimum of 1/3 of courses taken in the program must be in a relevant area.A degree will be verified with the Health Canada Office of Controlled Substances

  • Clear CPIC (Canadian Police Information Center) check.

  • Experience in a distribution center/warehouse/manufacturing environment is an asset.

  • Proven ability to be a team player and work in a team environment.

  • Strong focus of Customer Service and commitment to customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to challenge processes and seek out process improvements or creative ways of completing tasks.

  • Must be familiar and able to work with computers and automation.

  • Behaviours aligned with McKesson Canada ICARE principles and values.

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that 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.

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Job: Distribution Operations

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Alternate Qualified Person In Charge

Location: Canada-Ontario-Trenton

Requisition ID: 18004772