Job Description

This is a full time position working days.

Perform administrative and technical duties to support the credentialing functions of initial appointment, reappointment, the granting of clinical privileges, and maintenance of alarms in accordance with hospital medical staff bylaws and credentialing policies and procedures

Work to ensure that timely and accurate initial and reappointment applications are presented to the department chairs/credentials committee/medical executive committee for review

Populate, maintain, and update credentialing software, including accountability for the integrity of credentialing information they enter into the credentialing data tracking system

Identify, investigate, report, track, and follow-up on all potentially adverse information received from credentialing sources according to established guidelines and hospital credentialing policies and procedures

Communicate appointment, reappointment, and clinical privilege decisions and changes to any external and internal parties as directed and in accordance with credentialing policies and procedures

Perform meeting support activities including agenda preparation, recording, and transcribing accurate meeting minutes, and follow-up as appropriate

Assist in developing reports for meetings, including the credentials report for presentation to the credentials committee, medical executive committee, and board of directors

Support and/or assist in implementing and maintaining credentialing software as applicable

Works closely with the Quality Department on preparing bi-annual OPPE reports

Assures that the appropriate FPPE reviews and documentation are completed in a timely manner

Works to ensure compliance with all Joint Commission credentialing standards referenced in the Medical Staff Chapter

Assist medical staff specialties with development/assembly and management of ER call schedules.

Performs credentialing responsibilities in an expeditious manner to bring on new physicians and allied health professionals (practitioners), maintain current practitioner status and to report concerns about the hospital's liability with credentials issues. 

High School Diploma or equivalent.  Prefer Associates degree in related field. Minimum of 5 years previous experience in an office environment supporting administrative functions; 3 years comprehensive credentialing experience in an acute care hospital setting preferred.

Proficient with Microsoft Office products, database software and interne . Understanding of medical terminology, disease entities and treatment desired.

Opening late 2021 or early 2022, Northwest Medical Center Houghton is a 70-bed, full-service hospital serving Tucson's east side. With a cath lab, labor and delivery unit, intensive care and neonatal intensive care units, full lab and radiology services and four operating rooms supporting a broad array of specialties, Northwest Medical Center Houghton holds plenty of opportunity for applicants. Whether caring for patients at the bedside or supporting the hospital in a non-clinical role, we're excited to build a team who can really make an impact on our community.  NMC Houghton is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer:  race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested. 

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