Credentialing Coordinator - Pediatrics Administration

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Credentialing Coordinator - Pediatrics Administration

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Healthcare Support Services

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001SY

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Credentialing Coordinator working in our Pediatric Administration department will assist the providers in the Department of Pediatrics through the credentialing process to help prevent lost revenue and ensure all clinical needs are met. This will include managed care credentialing, government enrollment, hospital privileging, and NPI set up and maintenance.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston Pediatrics

6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full-Time, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (Hybrid: 4 days in office, 1 day remote per week)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts credentialing and re-credentialing related activities.

  2. Monitors and maintains credentialing databases and files for practitioners and providers.

  3. Facilitates applications and re-applications for providers per company and state requirements.

  4. Communicates with providers in a timely manner regarding status of credentialing via written or verbal communication.

  5. Maintains additions, changes, and terminations in credentialing database.

  6. May facilitate new provider orientation and onboarding.

  7. May manage policies and procedures associated with provider credentialing.

  8. Conducts credentialing audits and satisfaction surveys.

  9. Effectively communicates with all stakeholders.

  10. Continuous compliance with HIPPA regulations and Compliance/Program Integrity requirements.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) preferred

Current and thorough knowledge of all rules, laws, regulations, accreditation requirements and standards relevant to credentialing. Knowledgeable of NCQA, URAC, and Joint Commission standards and requirements of accreditation. Proficiency (intermediate) with MS Office software, Word, Excel. Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Education:

Associates Degree in related field or equivalent experience in lieu of degree.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of credentialing, database management, or medical staff coordination in managed care environment.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.