Most credentialing assistants will provide support for employees by keeping those employees informed on their specific licenses and certifications. Credentialing assistants also do data entry. Credentialing assistants will be keeping a list of personnel and updating information on their employees' demographics. They also update particular credentials of each of the employees.
The credentialing assistant will also find themselves filing and auditing documents for employees. Credentialing assistants may meet with employees when helping with the application process for the employees' licenses. They assist with making sure one keeps track of documents, that credentials are up to date, and that the said credentials and qualifications are not expired. Credential assistants will work inside in an office area. Most of the time, credential assistants' work will be overseen by the senior credentialing supervisor. Credential assistants will work with employees of hospitals, clinics, and other credentialing assistants.
Most credential assistants are only required to have a high school diploma. Employers do prefer credentialing assistants to have some experience in the health care field. A credentialing assistant will need good computer skills and telephone skills. Credentialing assistants will need to be socially inclined and have a great attitude when working with others. Organization will be a key skill, as this will be dire in maintaining clients documents and information correctly. Credentialing assistants can work part-time or full-time.
Credentialing Assistant Tasks
Review information on credentialing applications to verify completeness and accuracy.
Maintain records of applications and verification letters.
Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
Provide administrative support in all aspects of the credentialing and privileging process.