West Suburban Medical Center CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST in Rowlett, Texas



Credentialing Specialist - FT

Baylor Scott & White, Lake Pointe


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe (located on beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, TX) is a 112 bed acute care hospital that has been serving the area since 1987. Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe offers comprehensive services including cardiovascular care, orthopedics, spine surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, vascular surgery, women’s health, neonatal intensive care, wound care, cancer care, rehabilitation and many other programs to meet your healthcare needs. The hospital has been designated as a Pathway To Excellence Facility three times by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. The hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care and the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure.


The Credentialing Specialist is responsible for processing Medical Staff and Allied Health Staff initial applications and reappointments in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and applicable state/federal laws and accrediting agencies.


Credentialing Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Differentiates manner of care, communication, and service to maximize effectiveness with age specific population.
  • Ensures that all credentialing  and re-credentialing of Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) applications are processed in compliance with Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations
  • Processes credentialing files of Physicians/AHP's consisting of verifying education and training, licenses, board certification or eligibility, National Practitioner Data Bank, peer references, malpractice insurance & hospital affiliations.
  • Knowledge of Medical Staff policy and procedures, JCAHO standards and other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Assure reappointment files are complete prior to being reviewed by the appropriate chairmen.
  • Enters current demographic information into ECHO including additions/deletions to the Medical Staff as well as address/phone changes in an ongoing basis.
  • Maintains expired licensures including: license, DEA, DPS and malpractice insurance (on-going).
  • Receives and records Medical Staff/Allied Health application fees.
  • Responds to queries from other hospitals/institutions regarding Practitioners membership verifications.
  • Receives, reads and sorts all incoming mail for the department.
  • Maintains efficient and comprehensive working knowledge of the office software, including but not limited to, physician profile software.
  • Ensures filing is maintained in a current and accurate manner.
  • Assists the Director of Medical Staff with call schedules, meeting preparation and special projects when requested.



Certification: Not required, but CPCS encouraged.


Minimum Education: Associates Degree or higher, preferred.


Minimum Experience: Background and knowledge of medical staff operations,

policies, rules and regulations, regulatory agency guidelines and standards. At least

2 yrs. medical staff experience within a hospital setting, preferred.

Primary Location: TX-Rowlett

Organization: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe