Credentials Specialist, Medical Staff Services, Full-time, Days, Baptist Clay

Date Posted: May 28, 2024

Status: Full-Time

Shift Details: Days

Job Summary

Baptist Health is hiring a Credentials Specialist to join the Medical Staff Services team.  This is a full-time, opportunity located at Baptist Clay. 

The Credentials Specialist is responsible for providing high quality and analysis oversight and support to the medical staff and allied health staff with credentialing and privileging activities for initial and reappointment for our Baptist Health Hospital’s, assuring compliance to regulatory and accreditation standards, as well as the Baptist Health Hospital Bylaws, Rules & Regulations and Policies/Procedures.

Credentials Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Credentialing and re-credentialing for physicians and allied Health Professionals
  • Assisting with the privileging process by going over information contained in credentialing applications and CV’s.
  • Helping to ensure that applicants have met all licensing and joint Commission requirements for the Hospital based on Baptist Health’s Bylaws/Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensuring the provider has a clean file before the Committee meets to review and approve and any and all
    red flags have been addressed prior to.
  • Processing additional requests for additional privileges, additional facilities, change in categories, deletions/resignations (etc.) for Physicians and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Processing Locum Tenens and/or Emergency Privileges for providers needing an expedited credentialing process.
  • Processing provisional transfers for Physician to ensure that they have met all initial requirements, per Bylaws.
  • Focusing Professional Performance Evaluations and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluations for Physicians and Allied Health Providers.
  • Preparing and following up (including meeting minutes) for Medical Staff lead meetings.
  • Setting up and maintaining provider information in the online credentialing database by ensuring that all credentials files are current and complete pursuant to expiration date of medical licenses, board certification, professional-liability insurance coverage, DEA and other pertinent information, per Baptist policy and procedure.
  • Processing and approving of System-wide Emergency Room Call Schedules.
  • Prepares and maintains reports for leadership, system-wide.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of provider information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Credentials Specialist Skills include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the credentialing process.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, letters, memos and emails.
  • Ability to research and analyze data.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers,
    management, staff, and contacts outside the organization.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and internet

Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Education Preferred

Bachelor's Degree


  • 1-2 years Credentialing Experience
  • Experience working in a hospital setting

License and Certification

  • Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Preferred


Baptist Clay
1771 Baptist Clay Drive
Fleming Island, FL, 32003

Location Overview

Baptist Health, founded in 1955, is North Florida’s most comprehensive health care system and the area’s only non-profit, mission-driven, locally governed health care provider. Baptist Health has over 200 points of care throughout the Northeast Florida region, including our six award-winning hospitals: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Clay, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Baptist Medical Center South. The most preferred health care system in the region, Baptist Health also includes 57 primary care offices, as well as home health, behavioral health, pastoral care, rehabilitation services, occupational health and urgent care.

About Baptist Health

Chosen as the area's “Most Preferred” healthcare provider every year since 1990 according to the annual National Research Corporation study of Jacksonville area residents, Baptist Health ranks highest in the categories of Best Doctors, Best Nurses, Best Quality and Best Reputation.