PROGRAM SPECIALIST-Pharmacy 340B Specialist

Job description

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Position Summary:

The primary role of this individual is to perform functions related to compliance and operations of Duke University Health System’s (DUHS) 340B drug pricing program. Additional roles include performing internal program audits, information technology coordination, vendor account setup and maintenance, and pharmacy team member training. This position will primarily be a day shift position.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Optimize mixed use and retail pharmacy Verity v340B software by reporting to the Director: Pharmacy Business and Revenue Management. Verity v340B activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Mapping unknown and custom NDCs
  • Reviewing multipliers
  • Performing WAC split analyses
  • Monitoring for appropriate transfer of files from DUHS to Verity software
  • Perform audit activities per the DUHS 340B Audit Plan
  • Serve as a project leader for specific 340B program activities.
  • Monitor quarterly price changes.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Verity system and the functions to be performed. Educate others involved in the purchasing process to ensure proper operation and compliance.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the DUHS 340B drug pricing program. Strive to consistently improve the overall efficiency, value, and integrity of the DUHS 340B drug pricing program.
  • Develop and foster working relationships with other internal working counterparts at DUHS (IT, finance, compliance, and others) to facilitate productive exchanges of information to improve program efficiency and promote program compliance.
  • Provide data, information, and reports as needed for other business units within DUHS.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Excellent communication skills; customer service experience; organizational skills.

Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Prior hospital experience as a pharmacy technician is preferred. Strong skills and prior experience with computer technology and programs including Excel and database management software are required. Experience with the 340B drug pricing program, pharmaceutical procurement and inventory management strongly preferred.

Description of institution/organization: Duke University Hospital is a 957-bed tertiary and quaternary care hospital that is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life, including close proximity to the North Carolina beaches and mountains. For more information on Duke University Hospital see our web page at

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program with one year of experience in program administration or event production. -OR- Twoyears of postsecondary education with three years of experience in program administration or event production.


Experience with the 340B drug pricing program, pharmaceutical procurement and inventory management strongly preferred.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 11/21/2020
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