McKesson Registered Pharmacy Technician 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.

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 Pharmacist supervision, the pharmacy technician is primarily responsible for filling and verifying drug and prescription orders in compliance packaging. The pharmacy technician prepares compliance and unit dose packaging of various drugs in a highly automated, industrial setting and checks the contents of the compliance packaging for accuracy. In addition, the pharmacy technician will perform routine support functions for the Central Fill Pharmacy. This position requires knowledge of pharmacy operations and computer systems, customer service practices and the ability to independently perform a full range of clerical/administrative support functions in an accurate and timely manner.


Pharmacy Manager

Section A – Specific Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Verifies drug and prescription orders using computer screens/barcodes and visual means as a regulated pharmacy technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

  2. Processes drug and prescription orders using automated technology and manual assembly when required.

  3. Operates computer automated machinery and related equipment in a continuous production operation to fill and pack drug and prescription orders.

  4. Performs restocking of automated dispensing systems.

  5. Examines quality of product and materials.

  6. Documents all information required, i.e. production records, for Quality Control purposes.

  7. Sort drug and prescription orders to ensure delivery to proper locations.

  8. Prepare shipping and invoicing documents.

  9. Assists with inventory control which includes ordering, maintaining and organizing appropriate inventory and packaging supplies to support dispensing activities.

  10. Performs receiving and stocking of incoming inventory and supplies.

  11. Conducts inventory audit counts.

  12. Assists with orientation of newly hired pharmacy personnel.

  13. Assists the pharmacists, as needed, to assure productivity and operational efficiencies.

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

  15. Attends and participates in staff meetings as required.

  16. Performs other duties and special projects as required.

Section B – General Responsibilities

General Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Works with the central fill pharmacy staff to ensure client-centered; safety-driven services.

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

  3. Adheres to quality, operational and productivity standards.

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

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

  6. Participates in continuing education sessions as required.

Section C – Requirements


  1. Registered Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (please provide OCP License # on your application/resume).

  2. Work experience as a pharmacy technician/pharmacy assistant for 3-5 years.

  3. College Diploma, University Graduate (B.Sc.) or 5-10 years related work experience.

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

  5. Consistently acts in a professional manner.

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

  7. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  8. Demonstrated success in working effectively and collaboratively within a team environment.

  9. Ability to function in a fast-paced, continually changing and results-oriented environment.

  10. Ability to identify and resolve problems.

  11. Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills.

  12. Good understanding of MS software (Outlook, Word, PPT& Excel)


  1. University Graduate (B.Sc.)

  2. Graduate of a CCAPP or ACPE accredited pharmacy technician education program.

  3. Experience in a centralized prescription processing environment.

  4. Experience in launching new pharmacy programs and/or opening a new pharmacy is an asset.

  5. Familiarity with compliance packaging automation benefits, limitations and interdependencies.

  6. Previous experience with pharmacy automation.

  7. Clear understanding of hospital pharmacy operations

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.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

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Job: Pharmacy

Organization: McKesson Canada

Title: Registered Pharmacy Technician

Location: Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 18006023