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CREDENTIALING ASSISTANT

Position Description

 

This position serves as a credentialing assistant for headquarters or one of the ICE facilities staffed by IHSC. These sites provide medical care to detainees in ICE custody.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for all functions related to healthcare worker and other contractor staff credentialing and re-credentialing in accordance with regulatory/compliance guidelines as well as IHSC requirements.
2. Responsible for obtaining and verifying credentials, certifications, state licensures, and other professional credentials as well as maintaining on-going checks to ensure that all credentials remain current.
3. Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the credential files, whether in hard copy form or electronic.
4. Initiates and follows through on all aspects of the credentialing process, including initial and re-credentialing for all healthcare and other staff as needed.
5. Prepare and generate healthcare worker and other staff credentialing packets and provide guidance to ensure timely completion.
6. Conduct various background checks from a wide variety of sources as needed to verify the credentials and suitability of candidates, including but not limited to: NPDB, OIG/GSA, National Sex Offender Registry, and American Data Bank.
7. Maintain new hire files as well as ongoing credential files for IHSC staff, and make them accessible as needed. Ensure they contain evidence of all certifications required, including training requirements, such as BLS/CPR/AED.
8. Responsible for updating and maintaining the currency of all credential files. Verify that annual or other training/licensure is completed on a timely basis, and that credential files are updated to reflect the current status of all staff.
9. Produce monthly and ad hoc reports to identify any missing data or credentials, any credentials/certifications that are lapsing, and the status of employees’ credential files.
10. Verify/validate employment experience, education, licensure, residency and other training, specialty board certification or current eligibility, and any other information
from a resume, curriculum vitae, etc. as needed. Document all work performed to ensure that all information is properly recorded and tracked.
11. Work closely with recruiting staff as needed to provide updates on the status of activities and notify them of the outcome of research.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize needs and expedite credentialing upon request. Strong attention to detail.
2. Sound written and verbal communication skills that ensure clear, effective communications.
3. Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.
4. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of information, and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling and disseminating information.
5. BA/BS required, with a minimum of 1 year credentialing experience, preferably in the medical/healthcare environment.
6. Experience in automated credentialing systems and certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist desired.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Able to bend, stand and sit for extended periods of time.
2. Able to reach to retrieve documents.
3. Able to carry materials and/or file boxes up to 20 pounds.