Dignity Health Contracting Assistant in Bakersfield, California


The purpose of Dignity Health Management Services Organization (Dignity Health MSO) is to build a system-wide integrated physician-centric, full-service management service organization structure. We offer a menu of management and business services that will leverage economies of scale across provider types and geographies and will lead the effort in developing Dignity Health’s Medicaid population health care management pathways. Dignity Health MSO is dedicated to providing quality managed care administrative and clinical services to medical groups, hospitals, health plans and employers with a business objective to excel in coordinating patient care in a manner that supports containing costs while continually improving quality of care and levels of service. Dignity Health MSO accomplishes this by capitalizing on industry-leading technology and integrated administrative systems powered by local human resources that put patient care first.

Dignity Health MSO offers an outstanding Total Rewards package that integrates competitive pay with a state-of-the-art, flexible Health & Welfare benefits package. Our cafeteria-style benefit program gives employees the ability to choose the benefits they want from a variety of options, including medical, dental and vision plans, for the employee and their dependents, Health Spending Account (HSA), Life Insurance and Long Term Disability. We also offer a 401k retirement plan with a generous employer-match. Other benefits include Paid Time Off and Sick Leave.


Provides support to Contracting Department by performing a wide variety of administrative tasks. This position demands an exceptionally high level of organizational skills to balance many projects with varying degrees of priority.



  1. Two or more years of college preferred.

  2. Minimum five years’ experience working in a senior level support position. Prior experience working in a health care agency performing general administrative and secretarial duties preferred but not required.

  3. Must have experience working for management level personnel.


  1. Knowledge of managed care practices and procedures, specifically incontracting language and negotiations. Provider relations or claims processing is preferred.

  2. Ability to effectively interpret and communicate contracting language and rates.

  3. Ability to successfully negotiate provider contracts and single case agreements: negotiations to include contact language and rates.

  4. Must be attentive to detail, accurate, thorough, and persistent in following through to completion of all activities, demonstrating initiative for completing work assignments.

  5. Excellent communication skills; able to read, write, and speak articulately, using established channels of communication and reporting relationships within the organization. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal/external staff, management, members, physicians/physician office staff, etc.

  6. Strong problem-solving abilities. Ability to identify issues and problems within administrative processes and other relevant areas.

  7. Must be able to work collaboratively with multiple internal departments as well as external organizations.

  8. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications; Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity?

to learn more about a career at Dignity Health and experience #humankindness.

Equal Opportunity

Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this telephone number.

Job ID 2018-60597

Employment Type Full Time

Department Managed Care Contracting

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Dignity Health Management Services Organization

Shift Day

Location Bakersfield

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Schedule 8 Hour