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Credentialing Specialist

Company: UCP Madison County
Location: Utica
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Pay $18.50 - $20.50 an hour

The Credentialing Specialist performs specialized functions in support of employment and credentialing processes for Agency and affiliate employees, volunteers, interns and independent contractors. The Credentialing Specialist serves as a resource and support to employees, recruiters, hiring managers, and administrators regarding Agency and regulatory requirements, laws, policies and procedures related to or affecting job qualifications. The Credentialing Specialist coordinates and oversees the operations for obtaining and maintaining employee, volunteer, intern and independent contractor credentials in compliance with Agency and regulatory requirements. The Credentialing Specialist is responsible for serving as an Agency liaison with internal and external auditors and for keeping up to date with regulations affecting job credential requirements.

Core Responsibilities

  • Verify Agency certified employees have proper credentials recorded with the NY State Office of Professions, NY State Office of Teaching Initiatives, OPWDD, OMH, OCFS and DOH.
  • Serve as a backup for credential requirements for Article 28, Article 31, Article 16 or other professional agencies or associations as appropriate.
  • Provide information on credential requirements to administrators, medical staff, substitutes and applicants; notify certificated staff and supervisors of credential expiration dates and maintain current information.
  • Evaluate and process credential applications; evaluate transcripts, employment history and personal data on credential application to determine if applicant satisfies requirements for necessary credentials.
  • Research, implement and provide interpretation of Agency, County and State codes, policies and procedures, including but not limited to, criminal background checks, NY State driver's license verifications, medical documentation, and professional credentials.
  • Track changes in the DMV status and communicate adverse status with employees and supervisors.
  • Evaluate transcripts, employment histories, and other candidate documentation and determine if applicants meet State requirements for professional positions.
  • Obtain and maintain required documentation verifying professional credentials for licensed and certified employees and contractors, and prepare reports and notifications as necessary to track and obtain all documentation due within required timelines.
  • Serves as a backup in facilitating obtaining and ensuring proper credentials of all Change of Statuses.
  • Participate in professional development programs to increase knowledge in Human Resource and Credentialing procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards. Qualifications
    • Associates Degree preferred.
    • 3-5 years' experience in Human Resources or related field.
    • Knowledge of State of NY credentialing requirements, laws, rules, regulations preferred.
    • Must be able to communicate effective, both orally and in writing.
    • Must have a valid NYS Driver's license. Benefits

      Our work environment provides the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast-paced atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and salary to include a low-cost individual health insurance plan, dollar for dollar retirement match (up to 7%), life insurance, voluntary benefits and generous paid time off.
      • Comprehensive Health/Dental/Vision
      • Direct Deposit
      • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      • Retirement Plan 403(b)
      • Life Insurance
      • Voluntary Benefits
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Generous PTO Plans (Sick, Vacation and Employee Leave)
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Service Awards
      • Employee Appreciation Events
      • Employee Discounts
      • Employee Referral Bonus $1,500!

        Upstate Caring Partners is the premier provider of direct-care services and programs in Central New York for individuals of all abilities and their families. If you believe in empowering people, Upstate Caring Partners is an excellent place to start or grow your career.

        Please visit our careers website to access the full job description located within the job posting.


        To access a copy of the job description Click Here - Credentialing Specialist

Keywords: UCP Madison County, Utica , Credentialing Specialist, Other , Utica, New York

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