What You Will Do:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
- Manages the documentation of the credentialing process, including applications, appointments, and reappointments. Performs administrative duties and provides secretarial support in accordance with established policy and procedures and The Joint Commission requirements.
A. Performs reference checks on medical staff applicants by preparing and sending letters for verification to prior hospital affiliations, medical schools, National Practitioner Data Bank, Board of Physician Quality Assurance, etc.
B. Collects data directly from practitioners such as curriculum vitaes, copies of state licensure, D.E.A. information, and Insurance information. Requests information from other internal Hospital departments including Medical Records, Risk Management, and Quality Assurance that aid in the reappointment process.
2. Tracks credentialing information through the various committees. Maintains communication with Medical Staff Officers, Clinical Chiefs, and Committee Chairpersons. Notifies supervisor of specific problems that may arise according to department procedure.
3. Maintains accurate automated data files and ensures the complete and accurate maintenance of credentials files in assigned area. Provides automated reports and listings for Director of Medical Staff Services, Credentialing Committees and other hospital departments on a regular basis.
4. Prepares agenda and necessary materials for assigned committees and work groups. Attends meeting and produces minutes, as required. Follows through on all correspondence and channels actions through the committees according to departmental procedures.
5. Responds to requests for credentialing information from other hospitals or medical institutions according to departmental procedures.
6. Observes established Medical System and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance requirements.
7. Establishes and maintains courteous and effective relationships with co-workers, and other members of the hospital staff; demonstrates sensitivity and awareness of confidential matters.
8. Provides assistance to other hospital departments and personnel in communicating with the Medical Staff.
What You Need to Be Successful:
- High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required. Associate of Arts Degree in Health Sciences, Medical Records, or related is preferred.
- Two years credentialing experience is required.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.