• Credentialing Specialist

    Job ID 2019-30278
    Area of Interest
    Regulatory Compliance
    Location Name
    Roosevelt Commons
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Medical Staff Services
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE




    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2018, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 26th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring way, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community.


    The Credentialing Specialist coordinates and performs functions related to medical and allied health professional staff credentialing, reappointment, and privileging. Assures credentialing, reappointment, and privileging is completed in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws, policies and procedures, Joint Commission, NCQA, and federal and state standards/requirements. Organize and support medical staff meetings and communication activities.


    The ideal candidate will have: 

    1) Ability to critically analyze and apply standards to information submitted by the providers
    2) Ability to communicate appropriate and effectively with providers, including sensitive and confidential information 
    3) Management of multiple deadlines on a weekly and monthly basis. Must be able to prioritize and meet deadlines on an ongoing basis to ensure timely completion according to process requirements 
    4) Management of initial application process during several high volume times of year 
    5) Ability to manage work flow in a complex and dynamic environment through the use of technology 
    6) Detail oriented and highly accurate 
    7) Demonstrates strong work ethic and maintains high expectation of individual work product. 


    Required Education/Experience: 

    - High School graduate or equivalent.

    - Minimum two years of experience in the areas of customer service, office and/or project management.
    - Minimum one year of experience in a medical/healthcare office setting.
    - Experience in coordinating meetings and taking minutes.


    - Associate degree in healthcare related field.
    - Experience working as a credentialing assistant or analyst (can be in a medical staff office, health plan or medical group).
    - Working knowledge of medical terminology.
    - Certification as a CMSC (Certified Medical Staff Coordinator) or CPCS (Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist).

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.



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