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Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Director – Medical Staff Services

The Director of Medical Staff Services is a critical position for the organization and provides professional expertise and leadership to inform decision making, continuously improve processes, and ensure overall regulatory compliance related to credentialing, privileging, and medical staff governance. This position provides leadership, supervision, and expertise to a shared services model that supports credentialing functions for more than one hospital. This position provides an important contribution to our overall patient safety strategy and is highly regulated by The Joint Commission, CMS, and NCQA.

We require:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in a supervisory/leadership role in the medical staff services setting required.
  • Certified Processional Medical Staff Services Management (CPMSM) required.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of medical staff credentialing and privileging regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience interacting with physicians in highly sensitive situations.
  • Experience with electronic credentialing processes and shared services models supporting more than one facility.
  • Must also have knowledge and skills with various credentialing software programs.
  • Master’s degree preferred

Virginia Mason, established in 1920 in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent health care organization focused on delivering quality services to our patients. We have a 336-bed hospital in Seattle and multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 450 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best practices and a model that is the benchmark for other medical organizations.  Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters—your patients.

Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you’d like to enjoy.

For more information or to apply online click here visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(posted 8/17/17)

Premera Blue Cross, Seattle, WA

Credential Specialist

 Be part of a team that reinvents healthcare and go to work every day to improve peoples’ lives.

The Credential Specialist executes credentialing policies and procedures for providers (i.e., physicians, allied providers and health delivery organizations) to assure a high-quality provider network for Premera/Lifewise subscribers.

What you’ll do:

  • Review and process incoming provider files, done internally or by Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO), including any delegated information.
  • Monitor and report the status of the provider credentialing process to the Credentialing Coordinator, including notification of completed files for the Credentialing Committee. Maintain accurate and up-to-date provider information in the credentialing system provider credentialing files. Update standard operating procedures as needed. Continuous quality improvement of the credentialing process. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Respond to staff and provider questions about provider credentialing.
  • Provide appropriate correspondence (form letters) to provider offices and other external sources to request necessary information for provider credentialing files.
  • Notify Provider Relations of changes necessary to update and/or complete a provider file.
  • Communicate procedural changes as they occur

What you’ll bring:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two (2) years of credentialing experience or two (2) years’ experience in a production environment requiring attention to detailed procedures.
  • Knowledge of NCQA credentialing standards and familiarity with a variety of provider types and credentials preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience reviewing provider applications preferred.
  • One (1) year of vocational training for health fields (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) preferred

What we offer:

  • Medical, vision and dental options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (Yes! This includes a pension!)
  • Workplace wellness programs
  • Time off to reenergize
  • Free parking
  • And MORE!

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

To apply, go to https://www.premerajobs.com/job/mountlake-terrace/credential-specialist/929/5292921

(posted 8/7/2017)

Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima, WA

 Medical Staff Specialist

  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Shift: Day
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p
  • Configurated Hours: Configuration 40 hour work week – Overtime accrues when working over 40 hours in a Sunday – Saturday work week

At Virginia Mason Memorial, our vision is to “create healthy communities one person at a time.” This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible.

Why do we do what we do? As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima!  We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. Does this sound like the place for you? We would love to hear from you!  Come be the best of the best with us!

We offer competitive benefits and compensation, including a generous 401K plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

ROLE SUMMARY

The Medical Staff Specialist is responsible for:

  • Providing support for the activities of the Medical Staff for Virginia Mason Memorial.
  • Coordinates Medical Staff requirements providing information and communication to the appropriate members and employees.
  • Assists in compliance with local, regional, state and federal accreditation requirements.
  • Maintains accurate and updated files, databases, policies and procedures.
  • Supports Medical staff departments and committees by preparing agendas, recording minutes and follow-up as well as coordinating meetings as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to the above responsibilities, further duties are assigned depending on area of specialty:

  1. a) Medical Staff Coordinator: Processes re-appointees to the staff and residents.
  2. b) Credentialing Specialist: Processes new appointees to the Medical Staff.
  3. c) Medical Staff Services Assistant: Processes students to the medical staff and provides purchasing support.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in a business or related health care field preferred.

Experience: Experience in Medical Staff Office processes/procedures or HR experience desirable.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) preferred.

Level of Business Knowledge/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Clerical/Customer Service required.

Knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred

“Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”

Here is the link to apply: https://www.healthcaresource.com/yakimavalley/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=103968

(posted 7/27/2017)

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA

Project Coordinator II – Medical Staff Credentialing Coordinator

Overview

Medical Staff Services is responsible for the central administrative management of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Medical Staff. The Medical Staff Credentialing Coordinator is a member of the Medical Staff Service team.

 Responsibilities

The credentialing coordinator is responsible for onboarding, credentialing and privileging of Medical Staff; tracking provider appointments; reviewing credentialing files; coordinating SCCA advanced practice provider additional privilege requests; creating monthly credentialing table for committee review; overseeing Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE); respond to inquiries from providers regarding credentialing, licensing, and DEA certification; maintaining and developing credentialing SOPs and policies; attendance at the OMSA board meeting and Credentialing.

Each team member is responsible for Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) to improve value for patients.  The incumbent continually seeks ways to improve individual and departmental performance and processes; communicates these innovations to department leadership and works collaboratively with other department members to implement appropriate performance improvement processes.

Medical Staff Coordinators participate and develop projects and administrative materials, perform complex project assignments, skillfully communicate complex and sensitive issues, exercising initiative and judgment in prioritizing activities and in decision-making within the scope of assigned authority.

Medical Staff Coordinators interface and work collaboratively with the SCCA medical staff,  SCCA leadership and colleagues at SCCA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Four years progressively complex administrative responsibility
  • Administrative experience in academic oncology
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively prioritize
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications especially MS Access

Apply online by clicking here or searching Job ID #9882 on the SCCA Careers portal.

 (posted 7/27/2017)

PeaceHealth, Vancouver, WA

Credentialing Specialist

PeaceHealth has 2 full time positions available for Credentialing Specialists in Vancouver, WA.

At PeaceHealth Shared Services Center in Vancouver, the conscientious and collaborative Credentials Verification Team is seeking two fulltime Credentialing Specialists.

Credentialing Specialists are responsible for coordinating, processing, monitoring and maintaining the initial appointment and reappointment confidential credentialing processes for medical staff and allied health practitioners, ensuring timeliness and compliance with PeaceHealth standards and criteria as well as all legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements. They also perform primary source verification according to established policies and are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the credentialing database system.

The ideal candidate has:

  • strong credentialing experience; equivalent to a NAMSS, WAMSS, OAMSS.
  • experience in hospital medical staff credentialing and is a positive team member.

PeaceHealth offers:

  • Excellent career growth opportunity with a Mission-driven organization
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Beautiful, convenient location working in a professional, team-oriented environment

Our hospital system has an internal CVO that is NCQA certified, and many of our team members have over 10 years of experience, are certified, which provides a great opportunity to learn and grow.  The team is close-knit and high functioning, and will need a team member who complements the positive, talented group dynamic.

The Shared Service Center is located just across the river from Portland, Oregon in Vancouver, Washington. We enjoy a mild climate and just to the North and East, beautiful scenic views and countless outdoor recreational opportunities, excellent schools and a friendly place to call home.

Please apply online at: jobs.peacehealth.org, and search for job#149912. Questions go to: Recruitment@peacehealth.org (this email does not accept resumes or applications).

Thank you for your interest!

PeaceHealth is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.

(posted 7/6/2017)

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Medical Staff Services Specialist

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters – our patients.

The Medical Staff Services Specialist coordinates and implements activities involved in ensuring provider compliance within the scope of JCAHO, National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), federal and state regulations and facility policy. Coordinates and facilitates New Provider Orientation and ongoing provider communications.

We require:

  • Associates degree or equivalent required.
  • One year of experience in credentialing and/or project management, preferably in a hospital setting, with working knowledge of JCAHO, NCQA, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Strong aptitude for detail, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be diligent and self-motivated.
  • Must be proficient in the use of database, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and web site management preferred.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(posted 7/6/2017)