Credentialing Specialist ($3,000 Sign On Bonus)

Job Requisition #: JR60521

End Date: 1/29/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clerical/Administrative/Billing, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is seeking a Credentialing Specialist to provide support for medical staff activities to ensure that credentialing, privileging, and other important functions are performed in accordance with the Medical-Dental Staff /Medical Staff governance documents and other rules as mandated by the state and federal regulations. This includes conducting and maintaining the credentialing, privileging, and primary source verifications for ChristianaCare providers. The Credentialing Specialist serves as a resource and collaborator with others in the Medical-Dental Staff Office/Medical Staff Office.

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a healthcare organization that was named Forbes 5th Best Health System to Work for in the U.S. for 2021! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy many employee benefits such as

  • work-life balance
  • competitive pay and benefits
  • generous paid time off
  • diverse and inclusive culture

Principal duties and responsibilities:

Coordinates and assures the accuracy of all credentialing/privileging functions for assigned departments to include the support of the department's credentials committee, agenda preparation, minute taking, and the distribution and management of initial appointments and re-appointments.

In collaboration with the Department Chairs, provides ongoing assessment and modification of privileging forms to ensure the consistency and standardization of the privileging processes. In collaboration with Manager and Corporate Director, coordinates and supports select committees of the medical-dental staff (ad hoc and special committee meetings) to include the development of agendas and minute taking.

Follows the work flow for the development and implementation of departmental processes to ensure database integrity (credentialing database) to include monthly licensure for (state(s), CSR, DEA), new applicant reconciliation and audits, (licenses, NPDB enrollment) and renewal reconciliation (appropriate dates, license verification). The Credentialing Specialist is needed to respond in a timely manner to all internal and external data requests. All departmental processes, as outlined in the ChristianaCare Credentials Manual and governance documents will be followed. Familiarity with OPPE and FPPE processes preferred.

Sends, reviews, and verifies credentialing applications. Sets up and maintains provider information in the credentialing database system. Tracks license and certification expirations for all providers to ensure timely renewals.

Education and experience requirements:

Associates' degree or equivalent required. Bachelors' degree in healthcare related field preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

A minimum of two years' work-related experience is preferred. Credentialing experience should include a combination of activity coordination and exposure to regulatory bodies such as The Joint Commission and CMS.

Additionally, the Credentialing Specialist will be required to obtain certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) within 5 years of eligibility or within 1 year after reaching exam eligibility if new to ChristianaCare. This requirement is preferred if the candidate has been working as a Credentialing Specialist with greater than 15 years' experience in this profession.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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