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Medication Reimbursement Specialist

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 30, 2020.


POSITION:            Medication Reimbursement Specialist
SITE:                   Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

DEPARTMENT:       Pharmacy
REPORTS TO:        Manager
HOURS:               Variable

SALARY:               $29.88 – $37.35 per hour
STATUS:               Temporary Part-Time (approx. 12 months)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Medication Reimbursement Specialist in our Pharmacy Department.

The Energy of the City. The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The primary focus of the Medication Reimbursement Specialist is to facilitate and coordinate the submission of application forms for access to compassionate programs for  patients . This job will serve as the centralized point of contact for physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists, and, will be actively involved with government, community based and private agencies that provide compassionate assistance for medications. He/she will serve as an advisor to health care providers regarding medication access and reimbursement of compassionate products.


  • At minimum, completion of a two year community college program in an Allied Health related discipline or recognized equivalent required
  • At minimum, 2 years practical and related experience in a general outpatient or inpatient related setting
  • Pharmacy assistant experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with public and private medication access/reimbursement programs and relevant agencies
  • Knowledge in oncology medications an asset
  • Knowledge in specialty drugs (eg. hepatology, solid organ transplant, antimicrobials, pulmonary hypertension, etc.) an asset


If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.


POSTED DATE: July 30, 2020        CLOSING DATE: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.