Provides highly skilled support via liaison representation to committees, medical staff departments, physicians, and other hospital personnel. Performs complex, specialized function-related administrative tasks with minimal supervision. Supports the leadership in program implementation and process changes pertaining to regulatory and accreditation compliance, and resource utilization.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Coordinates all aspects of medical staff committees including compiling agenda material, accurately documenting minutes following regulatory requirements, generating follow-up correspondence, researching and preparing information for medical staff leadership, and strictly protecting credentialing and peer review confidentiality. Provides consultation regarding privileging, credentialing, reappointment, and corrective action processes as defined in the medical staff bylaws and applicable policies and procedures. Coordinates communication of information among medical staff departments, clinical service areas and administration.
Provides professional assistance and serves as a resource for medical staff members regarding medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, hospital and medical staff policies, state statutes, licensing boards regulations, and other regulatory and accreditation agency standards and parliamentary procedure. Facilitates and drafts revisions to department rules and regulations and privileging criteria to maintain compliance. Coordinates physician training and educational programs sponsored by medical staff services. Provides orientation to new medical staff leaders. May be responsible for GME and/or CME activities.
In consultation with supervisor, may communicate sensitive and confidential issues with medical staff leaders and/or senior administration, including peer review and professional conduct involving physicians and allied health professionals. May interact directly with internal and medical staff legal counsel. Uses judgment and discretion to maintain peer review protection of hospital and medical staff.
Maintains an accurate, secure, and current database of physician and allied health provider information.
Uses various internal resources and databases to gather and analyze physician and allied health credentialing and performance data used in the reappointment, peer review, and performance improvement processes of the medical staff.
Maintains quality controls on all aspects of physician and allied health credentialing and reappointment processes and assures the credentialing activities are completed within appropriate timeframes. Exercises judgment and discretion in recognizing legal implications of credentialing functions and medical staff issues. Drafts appropriate correspondence utilizing knowledge of state statutes and legal guidelines in requesting additional information from external medical and legal sources if necessary. Assists with appropriate credentialing procedures, forms and time limits. Maintains an effective process for tracking current and expiring credentials, e.g. license, DEA, insurance. Assists in orienting new medical staff members to hospital protocols and services.
May oversee and/or manage the collection and compilation of performance data for physician and allied health quality profiles. This includes working with department chairmen, quality staff, and other hospital staff to identify sources of data and methods of presenting and analyzing data to identify trends.
May oversee the preparation, distribution and maintenance of the physician emergency department call schedules. Maintains knowledge of EMTALA regulations and coordinates interface among administration, legal counsel, department chairmen, and the Emergency Department to ensure compliance. Facilitates the resolution of call issues as they arise utilizing appropriate resources including but not limited to medical staff leadership chain of command.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills and general knowledge of healthcare administration, and regulatory compliance.Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to obtain Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) and/or Certified Provider Credentialing
Specialist (CPCS) within 12 months of hire or comparable experience and knowledge in medical staff services. 3 -5 years of experience in medical staff services or comparable work experience is required.
Must possess extensive knowledge of medical staff operations, policies, rules and regulations, regulatory agency guidelines and standards. Must possess demonstrated leadership abilities. Requires experience interacting with physicians in highly sensitive situations. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Requires astute judgment in human relations skills to interface and communicate in an articulate manner with medical staff, administrators, legal counsel and hospital personnel. Requires the ability to work with common office software and equipment.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) and/or Certified Provider
Credentialing Specialist (CPCS)
Knowledge of medical staff computer software programs is desirable
Previous leadership experience.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking.
May be required to lift up to 20 pounds.
Requires significant use of personal computer, phone and general office equipment.
Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require off-site travel
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2019-5537
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About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
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