Credentialing Coordinator

Job Description

Job Summary:

Coordinates the credentialing process relating to the credentialing services provided by the organization.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Reviews all new applications, determines qualifications for staff membership, evaluates completeness of application, and process file including primary source verifications or may assign to appropriate credentialing specialist based on work activity.
  • Oversees the processing of reappointment applications for medical staff and allied health professional staff, ensuring completeness within specified timeline.
  • Maintains credentialing database, audits data periodically to ensure accuracy, and serves as super-user for troubleshooting and training users.
  • May process pre-applications and send out new application requests.
  • May interact with physicians, physician office staff, personnel and center staff for required documents.
  • May provide direction and serve as a resource to credentialing specialists on the initial credentialing process. May problem solve when difficulties arise during the process. May serve as a resource to staff for any difficulties that arise during the expirable process ensuring all licensure, credentialing and insurance are current.
  • May process requests for additional clinical privileges, medical staff status changes, and resignations.
  • May meet with credentials chairman prior to monthly committee meeting, may review all new applications scheduled for presentation to ensure completeness and accuracy of physician profile, and may obtain any additional information as needed.
  • May coordinate monthly credentials committee meeting; may develop agenda, prepare packets for review, notify members, and maintain meeting minutes. May follow up on any actions identified by the committee, may prepare necessary correspondence to applicants and update credentialing database as needed.
  • May assist with credentialing audits from payers or regulatory agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Two years' office experience in healthcare or medical environment


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

Salary & Benefits


SSM Health values our exceptional employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package to fit their needs. 

  • Paid Parental Leave: we offer eligible team members one week of paid parental leave for newborns or newly adopted children (pro-rated based on FTE). 
  • Flexible Payment Options: our voluntary benefit offered through DailyPay offers eligible hourly team members instant access to their earned, unpaid base pay (fees may apply) before payday.
  • Upfront Tuition Coverage: we provide upfront tuition coverage through FlexPath Funded for eligible team members. 

How to Apply

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SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon 1 Good Samaritan Way, Mt Vernon, IL 62864, USA
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