Credentialing Specialist

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Fort Worth, TX US
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Texas Health Fort Worth

Credentialing Specialist for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

High School diploma or equivalent required
Associate's degree preferred

At least two years of experience credentialing physicians and other health professionals for a healthcare setting.

Prefer Certification by the National Association of Medical Staff Services (CPMSM or CPCS)
May be asked to become certified within three years of hire

Excellent computer and office skills (word processing and database management)
Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions
Basic medical terminology
Strong verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills
MSOW experience preferred

Essential Functions:
Coordinate and process requests for applications; evaluate eligibility for application receipt according to bylaws. Upon receipt of a complete application, initiate the information collection, verification, and documentation process per established policies and procedures. Forward completed applications to supervisor as required. Enter or post requested privileges in database. Provide statistical information on the credentialing process by accurately recording start and complete dates. Manage and maintain accurate and up-to-date computerized database and credentials files for all appointees as assigned. Provide follow up support to new practitioners as needed.

Monitor the reappointment and elevation processes from initiation to completion according to established policies and procedures. Ensure timely completion of reappointment and elevation application processes, renewing of privileges, and review by supervisor.

Prepare agendas for committees/division meetings in collaboration with supervisor as well as other staff members who may need to be involved. Make other preparations for the meeting including reserving a room, ordering food, and sending notifications. Attend meetings, document accurate minutes, and follow up as appropriate. Work with supervisor to prepare annual report to the Medical Board and conduct election of new officers. Review and update privilege request forms as needed.

Serves as a resource for hospital staff, physicians and their office staff in relation to Medical Staff activities.

Perform additional duties that are temporary in nature due to business needs including development of credentialing criteria for new privileges, processing requests for additional privileges, responding to both internal and external customers requiring reports or information, and special projects.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff.  Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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