The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking an Assistant Director, Medical Staff Services. The Assistant Director, Medical Staff Services is responsible for the management of Medical Staff Services (MSS) along with the enhancement, and implementation of the activities of Medical Staff. This includes credentialing/privileging, ongoing accreditation compliance and meeting of operational goals.
Manages the daily Medical Staff Services operational activities according to the goals established by the administrative group, including the Senior Director, Chief Medical Officer, President of the Medical Staff and other members of Medical Staff Leadership. Uses independent judgment in identifying opportunities for improvement and initiates appropriate solutions as necessary. Promotes customer service and satisfaction to staff and external customers.
Recruits and manages Medical Staff Services Specialists as related to UI Health activities and assist in the orientation/training of new MSS Employees. Monitors productivity, Vacation/Sick Time Request, Absences, Overtime Management, etc.
Resolves problems which require the interpretation and/or explanation of Medical Staff Services Policies and Procedures.
In collaboration with the Senior Director, develops and maintains departmental policies and procedures that meet requirements of external agencies such as TJC and CMS and that comply with the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and Hospital policies of UI Health. Contributes to the annual revisions of the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules & Regulations.
Develops and maintains a current knowledge base in the areas of Medical Staff Services and its relationship within UI Health’s organizational structure and to outside agencies. Serves as a resource person on all Medical Staff issues within his/her scope of responsibility.
Directs the medical staff membership, appointment/reappointment, and privileging processes. Ensures the completeness of the credentialing appointment and reappointment process by assuring that primary source verification is complete and applications are reviewed as required by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and the Standards of The Joint Commission, and government regulations. Conducts in depth file audits prior to presentation of file for review by the Clinical Chief of Service.
Evaluates the granting of membership against professional criteria established that pertains to: evidence of current licensure, relevant training, current competence, health status, involvement in professional liability actions, challenges to licensure, or loss of medical staff membership or privileges at other hospitals.
Evaluates the granting of clinical privileges to assure it is based on verified information regarding licensure, specified training, and experience, and current competence, review recommendation for individual clinical privileges to determine if required peer and clinical service recommendations are present.
Collaborates with the Peer and Exemplary Review team to secure data for Clinical Chiefs of Services for use in reappointment/credentialing process.
Organizes regular and special meetings of the Medical Staff including the Credentialing Committee, other designated Medical Staff Committees and the Annual Meeting which entails preparation and distribution of the agenda, meeting materials, maintenance of attendance files, and post meeting follow-up. The incumbent will record and compile minutes of such meetings.
Assists the Chair of the Credentials Committee by providing staff support; assure timely forwarding of applications and materials to the Credentials Committee members; assuring timely recommendations are made to the MSEC and Governing Body.
Maintains process for the timely and accurate communication of important information to the Medical Staff at large and other appropriate recipients.
Prepares and monitors budgets, orders and maintains inventory of all requisitions, office supplies and equipment to ensure that budget limitations are not exceeded. Performs payroll/personnel management responsibilities.
Collabrates with the Medical Staff Administrator to maintain database integrity, including but not limited to: file accuracy, table maintenance support, manages electronic file audits (initial and re-credentialing) via the Administrative Review Module, monitors worklists, etc.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public/Community Health, Accounting or health related field required.
A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Medical Staff Services required. Supervisory or managerial experience preferred.
Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPSC) and/or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) strongly preferred.
Must possess expert knowledge of Medical Staff Services procedures, medical terminology and Joint Commission Medical Staff Standards.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by March 6, 2020.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Repossrting Act.