Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Saskatoon


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

This position is responsible for providing professional nursing care to individuals including the intravenous or injection administration of biologics or other specialty pharmaceutical products and promotes patient health by completing health reviews prior to treatment, reviews patient files and collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members as required, with the end goal of providing medical therapies or self-administration teaching to patients in an ambulatory as well as in patient homes or alternate location
The nurse uses critical thinking, therapeutic communication and clinical decision making skills to assess, plan, implement, educate and evaluate the patients’ health situation throughout their treatment therapy.
Specific Responsabilities
Assessing the health status of patients using a pre-screening process that covers contraindications, objective and subjective data, to determine eligibility in receiving medical therapies.
Insertion of peripheral intravenous or establishing access via central lines using sterile technique and best practices from the standards and practices of the college.
Studying patient files and prior post-administration records to understand patient’s history.
Handling and reconstituting biologic or oncology medication as per manufacturer and Heath Canada guidelines.
Following provincial College of Nurses standards and guidelines on medication administration.
Identifying patient care requirements; educating and providing counseling.
Promoting patient independence; answering questions and teaching patients to understand their condition and medication.
Documenting patient care services and managing records in accordance with INVIVA policies.
Following INVIVA and nursing philosophies and standards of care.
Following patient specific medical directives for administration and treatment of adverse events.
Reporting adverse events in accordance with manufacturer specific requirements, Health Canada and INVIVA policy.
Providing medical therapy monitoring and post administration observation and assessment.
Maintaining knowledge of medical therapies as per Health Canada’s Product Monograph.
Maintaining knowledge of INVIVA policies and procedures.
Participating with drug and clinic audits upon request.
Following drug accountability requirements as per INVIVA policy and standard operating procedure.
Actively participates in training and mentoring of new clinic staff.
Completing training as required by INVIVA on: products and services, policies, technology, quality assurance and communications.
Maintaining quality, safety and infection control standards to ensure safe nursing practice
 General Responsabilities
Maintaining continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Establishing a compassionate environment and supporting patients.
Maintaining and protecting patient confidentiality.
Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensuring proper operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.
Maintaining clinic medical and stationary supply levels.
Maintaining up-to-date professional and technical knowledge by completing/attending educational workshops.
Maintaining a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
Contributing to team effort and corporate

About the company

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better.

For businesses across healthcare, being healthy means having what you need to operate more efficiently and improve the lives of patients. McKesson champions those working on the front lines of healthcare by helping them deliver better care at lower costs. We see the industry the way no one else can: comprehensively. And we’re confident in the impact we create because of that view.

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