May 8

2019 NYSAMSS Annual Conference

Wed, May 8th 2019 - Fri, May 10th 2019

Event Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Friday, May 10, 2019 Plan on joining us for the 2019 NYSAMSS Annual Conference, May 9 - 10, 2019, at the Albany Marriott, Wolf Road, Albany, NY.  Registration will open the evening of May 8th, and we will be hosting a topic-of-interest session followed by the opening night reception. 

CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST - Interfaith Medical Center



Job Description



JOB TITLE: Credentialing Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Medical Affairs Department

Salary Grade:     TBD


Weekly Hours:  40


FLSA Status:  Non Exempt


Classification:  Specialist

Reports To:   Director of Medical Affairs


Job Code:


Date (mm/yyyy):  11/2018


Bargaining Unit:    N/A

Position Summary:

Processes credentialing and re-credentialing applications of health care providers, reviews applications, prepares verification letters and maintains the database. Reviews applications and other data for accuracy and completeness. Performs verification of reappointment applications by preparing requests for information letters, tracks responses, and follow-up for needed information. Obtains licensure, certification and insurance certificates at the time of reappointment and maintains in the database. Enters accurate and up-to-date data for each applicant into the database and responds to verification requests. Coordinates and processes prospective residents’ applications, contracts and documentation. Works under the supervision of the Medical Affairs Director. Assists in compliance with the accrediting and regulatory agencies (i.e., Joint Commission, CMS and NCQA) in regards to credentialing while developing and maintaining a working knowledge of the statutes and laws. Assists Medical Affairs Director with duties such as making copies, preparing mailings, attending medical staff meetings, taking and preparing minutes, etc.



  1. Process credentialing and re-credentialing applications of the health care providers to meet ensuring government and accrediting agency and Interfaith Medical Center standards.
  2. Coordinates and schedules prospective residents and fellows, contracts and applications for the appropriate departments.
  3. Runs monthly reports of expirables (licenses, dea, malpractice insurances, etc.) notifies practitioners of impending expiring information and collects necessary documentation to keep all information current in the database.
  4. Maintain medical staff and residents files and credentialing software data base (Cactus)
  5. Assist the Medical Affairs Director with medical staff functions for the hospital as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. This includes arranging meetings with appropriate committee compositions. Assist with the coordination of Medical Staff Quarterly Meetings; including agenda and minutes. (Quarterly meets March, June, September and December)
  6. Assign ID, DEA and Medicaid numbers for incoming residents
  7. Draft certificate/diploma for graduating and pass graduates
  8. Maintains residents lounge assuring meals and supplies are stock
  9. Verifies residents and fellows documentations required for the boarding process
  10. Ensure applications are mailed and/or email promptly and tracked on a weekly spreadsheet.
  11. Provide participation updates to management and maintain the database.
  12. Deliver applications for signature, assist with troubleshooting credential issues.
  13. Check applications for completeness and accuracy.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.













Bachelors degree or 6 years of credentialing credentialing experience.  



Minimum of three years of healthcare credentialing experience. 


Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required

Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook E-mail applications

Able to prioritize work in an environment with multiple interests.

Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion

Highly organized and detail oriented

Competency using a variety of computer software.

Proficient in health industry software applications for credentialing

Ability to exercise good judgment

Knowledge of The Joint Commission, CMS and NCQA

Good interpersonal skills

Able to meet deadlines in the active department




CPCS Preferred but not required




Position requires prolonged periods of sitting and use of a computer and screen viewing throughout the working day. Involves standing, walking, bending and talking



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.



Marjorie St. Felix

Director, Medical Affairs

Interfaith Medical Center

1545 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Tele: 718-613-4249

Fax: 718-504-3954

email: marjst.felix@interfaithmedical.org