McKesson Health Services Specialist (London) Part Time in Ontario


Branch ON CA

Health Services Specialist (London)

External Customer Service. Ensure initiation of services. The Health Services Specialist is an integral part of the Patient Services team, responsible for the…

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

The Health Services Specialist is an integral part of the Patient Services team, responsible for the coordination and

delivery of services related to the patient support programs offered by McKesson Specialty. The role involves

interactions with physicians, other health care professionals (HCPs), patients and members of McKesson’s

multidisciplinary team using web based, telephony and face to face means of communication. The role involves

understanding and adherence to corporate, divisional, departmental and program specific standard operating


Specific Duties

Perform HCP and patient registration activities, according to program protocols and applicable

departmental procedures

Review, analyze and validate information provided by patients and HCPs for accuracy and completeness to

ensure initiation of services

Follow the program protocols to ensure that the most appropriate next step is scheduled to ensure continuity

of service delivery to HCPs and patients

Process data entry activities of pertinent information received at different points of contact during the

delivery of program services

Provide answers to general inquiry calls submitted via telephone or web based platforms on program

services, disease state or product related questions, based on information provided as part of the program


Perform surveys on patients and other program users, based on documentation provided and perform data

entry activities on information received

Conduct reimbursement investigations with private and public reimbursement providers

Participate in reimbursement or other program related research activities, as assigned by the Program

Manager and/or Departmental Manager

Coordinate/facilitate submission of Special Authorization letters to public and private payers

Conduct reimbursement denial escalations through employers/payers

Gather information and conduct patient financial assessment eligibility based on program guidelines

Request financial transactions to be processed based on communicated program guidelines

Gather pertinent information and coordinate patient’s access to infusion services, as well as conduct follow up activities related to infusion services

Liaise with physicians’ offices, infusion services providers and other parties to provide comprehensive and coordinated service to patients and physicians

Receive, record and report Adverse Events, as per program working instructions

Perform Pharmacovigilance surveillance activities

Participate in the compilation of clinical arguments in support of Special Authorization requests by interacting directly with the health care team involved in patient care

Coordinate program activities and interdisciplinary interactions and work directly with clinics to provide support and ongoing collaboration for delivery of program services

Have expertise in one or more job functions within Patient Services group, mentoring, training and monitoring that area of responsibility

Participate in quality monitoring of services delivered, as assigned by departmental Manager.

General Duties

Participate and assist in departmental continuous improvement activities related to process, quality, training, etc

Participate in execution and documentation of test plans

Participate in the development of reports and tools for identifying signals that will flag misunderstanding, misconduct, fraud or other out of protocol program participant related incidents

Assist with reviews of aggregate data to identify program trends and communicates to Program Manager

Maintain program data accuracy through review of program documentation for completeness and consistent



  • Knowledge of medical terminology, health care environment, reimbursement landscape, therapeutic and product related knowledge
  • Understanding and compliance with corporate, divisional, departmental and program specific standard operating procedures
  • University/undergraduate studies (health sciences an asset)
  • Postgraduate degree or certificate an asset


  • More than one year and up to three years in a previous job or jobs

Computer/Application Skills:

  • Required to use menu-driven retrieval and search functions on Windows based applications, web-based applications and proprietary information technology systems;
  • ability to use a switch-based telephony software, etc.

Equipment Operation:

  • Use Photocopy, fax machines, printers
  • Telephone equipment

Decision-Making Process

  • Required to make decisions based on limited interpretation of company procedures and program guidelines. Only difficult problems are referred to Team Lead/supervisor.

Impact of Decisions

  • Moderate delays, service inefficiencies or expenses would result from a poor decision; moderate service inefficiencies, cost-savings or new revenue would be generated as a result of a decision that turns out well.

External Customer Service

  • Resolve customer complaints
  • Solicit business and recommend service options to retail pharmacies, clinics and institutions

Client Contacts:

  • Required to exchange basic information and/or to provide referrals to clients in the case of problems

Other Contacts (Insurance/Public/Private):

  • Required to exchange basic information and to resolve problems with external contacts

Organizational Responsibility:

  • Carries out similar tasks or activities within the work group with no management/supervisory responsibilities.

Planning/Coordinating Work:

  • Required to initiate planning and coordination of activities with other members in the work group


  • Expected to suggest innovations to the supervisor which affect the job or its work flow

Problem Solving:

  • Problems and situations to be solved are described in general terms, supplementary information will be necessary to better define the problem.
  • Identified problems are solved by adapting practices based on past experience or escalating the problem to Team Leader/supervisor if a solution has not been identified.

Types of Communication:

  • Will involve: verbal communication in person or by telephone, bilingualism (were applicable), proofreading documents for errors, completing standard forms, reports, editing or rewriting text.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasionally work alone
  • May be required to rotate shifts

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.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Agency Statement

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Canada-Ontario-Ontario (Remote)






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Job Type



Day Job

Job Posting


Oct 31, 2016

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Ontario, CA, US
Posted on: 2016-11-01
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