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Providence Medical Staff Specialist Lead in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Medical Staff Specialist Lead (Medical Staff Services, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Relocation assistance offered!

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirements.

  • Consistently demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations.

  • Employee demonstrate knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities.

  • Actively participate in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards.

  • Demonstrate leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve.

  • Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.

  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate.

  • Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintain positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner.

  • Provide clear, concise, pertinent reports/information.

  • Fulfill all aspects of the initial credentialing, reappointment and privileging process independently, ensuring that applications for appointment and reappointment are managed in accordance with the medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies.

  • Assist in the preparation of privilege requests and privilege changes for committee consideration.

  • Maintain physician QA files, requests clinical activity from hospital resources and data bank information, and other sources as needed in an organized manner.

  • Provide training and education on credentialing processes in accordance with organization and department standards.

  • Respond to Provider Affiliation Verification requests in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate and analyze application and summarizes file in preparation for submission to the department chairman and credentials committee chairman.

  • Coordinate with the Director of the Department to prepare for Joint Commission and other regulatory surveys.

  • Direct the work of the other medical staff team.

  • Serve as credentialing database manager to ensure standardization of data entry and enhance database capabilities.

  • Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the practitioner credentialing database.

  • Assist in coordination of peer review activities, including working with the Quality Analyst(s) and department chairs to facilitate Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE).

  • Working with appropriate medical staff leaders creates agendas for and provides accurate documentation for all medical staff and related meetings; drafts and edits minutes.

  • Ensure physician quality documentation is reviewed at the time of re-appointment.

  • Coordinate and develop orientation programs for new providers.

  • Prepare annual calendar and coordinates all medical staff meetings. Meeting Coordination: In conjunction with department/committee chairmen, develops department and committee meeting agendas, prepares and distributes packets and attends meetings. Obtains all presentations materials, documents and composes minutes of meetings and follows through with appropriate transactions and correspondence as directed by the Medical Staff. Archives all meeting materials and records in confidential manner consistent with organization/department standards.

  • Prepare and distributes physician’s emergency call roster.

  • Maintain a current roster of the Medical Staff and posts to the intranet site when changes are made.

  • Participate in medical, legal issues and medical staff hearings as directed by the CEO and legal counsel.

  • Participate in organization’s MSO Council meetings.

  • Coordinate planning of the annual Medical Staff meeting and other Medical Staff events as directed by the CEO.


  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously.

  • Attend mandatory and other educational offerings per departmental and hospital requirements. May assist with education on the unit.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM).

  • Three (3) years experience in medical staff services to include credentialing, privileging reappointment processing and meeting coordination.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree or work experience may substitute for education.

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 290953