Medical administrative specialists are generally responsible for credentialing applications from various sectors within a medical facility, and they must always uphold state and federal regulations in place for their facilities.
They must also be knowledgeable of all medical staff rules, bylaws, and regulations and ensure that medical and affiliate staff credentials are entered, updated, and maintained within the credentialing database. Communicating with medical staff is generally required on a daily basis, so communication skills are important in this position, and when problems arise the medical administrative specialist may be tasked with resolving them. They may also be responsible for processing large amounts of paperwork on a daily or weekly basis.
A degree in a health or business field and experience may be required for this position depending on the employer, and prior experience in secretarial work is also beneficial, such as answering phone calls, maintaining all documents in the credentialing processes, and filing information on a daily basis.