Dignity Health

  • 340B Program Specialist

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Chief Nursing Executive - Corporate
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health System Office
    Standard Hours
    Monday-Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    Position Summary - 340B Program Specialist

    The 340B Program enables covered entities to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. To participate in the 340B Program, eligible organizations/covered entities must register and be enrolled with the 340B program and comply with all 340B Program requirements.


    The 340B program specialist will report to the 340B Program Manager. They will work closely with the Pharmacy Team in Patient Care Services and 340B facilities in the enterprise. This role will serve as a specialist of the 340B program ensuring optimization, integrity and regulatory compliance within Dignity Health. 


    Core Duties: 

    • Communicates timely with both internal and external sources concerning the 340B program by providing expert information and assistance to various affected parties
    • Ensure all facilities are benefiting from the 340B program by analyzing reports and identifying opportunities
    • Monitor and facilitate the integrity and compliance of the 340B program, provide guidance on improvements/solutions and assist in the continual monitoring
    • Conduct program audits, provide recommendations and assist in identifying areas of improved efficiency
    • Assist in the development, implementation, education and promotion of resources/tools to support the 340B facilities
    • Supports Pharmacy Patient Care Services team as assigned



    • Leading through mission, vision and values: Keeping the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
    • Patient customer focus: Ensuring that the patient perspective is a driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that meet patient and organization needs.  (focus also includes internal and external customers)
    • Building trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
    • Managing time and tasks: demonstrate ability to complete work assignments with minimal direction and supervision; prioritization of multiple projects and information requests; ability to adjust plans as necessary
    • Empowerment and delegation: Sharing authority and responsibility with other to move decision making and accountability downward through the organization enabling individuals to stretch their capabilities and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities.  Apply influence based on professional skill and experience.
    • Team Work: Collaborate with other members of formal and informal groups in the pursuit of common missions, vision, values and mutual goals. Draw on the strengths of colleagues and give credit to others' contributions and achievements.
    • Communications Skills: Express technical and business concepts, ideas, feelings, opinions, and conclusions orally and in writing. Listens attentively and reinforces words through empathetic body language and tone.

    Specific Knowledge: 

    • Microsoft Applications (Ie. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
    • Local, state and federal regulations relating to pharmaceutical transactions
    • Operational knowledge of inpatient, and outpatient pharmacy practice and distributions
    • Knowledge of drug utilization review, quality improvement techniques, and pharmacy automation

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: 

    • Typical work activities will take place in an office or travel to a hospital
    • The job requires an employee to sit for long periods of time working at a computer and communication using a telephone.

    Reporting Relationship: 

    • Reports to the 340B Pharmacy Manager






    Minimum Required:

    • Certified Pharmacy Technician with 3-5 years’ experience OR
    • Bachelor’s Degree 


    • Minimum Required:A High School Degree 
    • Preferred/Desired:Bachelor level degree


    • Certified Pharmacy Technician


    • Required 20% 


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