Be Prepared for Credentialing
Having your credentials in order and ready to go is critical to
your successful placement in a prime locum tenens position.
The Director of the AdvancedPractice.com credentialing team has
these suggestions for Providers:
- Represent yourself well from the
beginning. Send us all the documentation we ask for
quickly and in clean condition. Believe it or not,
unresponsiveness, sloppiness or disorganization all provide
preliminary indicators to your recruiter on what they can expect
when sending you over to the client as a candidate for a
position. Realize that you are not the only candidate this
recruiter is handling at any given moment in time. Your
cooperation with the credentialing staff will pay big dividends in
your recruiter's confidence level when presenting you to his/her
client. Hospital privileging requirements must be met as quickly as
possible as often hospital boards only meet and
approved privileges once or twice per month! A delay in
returning applications and copies of documents could cause a delay
in your scheduled start date by up to one month.
- Make it easy on yourself. If you return
documents and requested information to us, we can also assist by
pre-populating the privileging application - which saves you time.
Once we have everything and anything we ask from you for the first
job, subsequent applications will be fast and easy (we simply
re-credential every year and only need updates on whatever has
changed or expired). Remember, we want this to be a long
relationship, so making that investment in up-front time is
certainly a good investment if you plan to work Locum Tenens with
AdvancedPractice.com for many years.
- Make sure that you are reachable.
Credentialing is very time-sensitive. Make sure we have
several phone numbers where we can reach you. If we leave a
message, make sure to respond to the call as soon as you possibly
can. Quick turnaround is often the "make or break" between
you and the other Providers being offered up for the position.
Worst yet, a client deeming you unresponsive could cause them to
schedule another Provider in your place.
- Be completely transparent. In this
electronic age coupled with increasingly stringent JHACO and
hospital credentialing requirements and verifications, be
forthright with your recruiter and credentialing coordinator. That
termination or involuntary dismissal will catch you with you if you
don't disclose this or any other incident up front.
AdvancedPractice.com and our clients expect honesty and full
disclosure and no one likes surprises late in the credentialing
process. AdvancedPractice.com and our clients expend time,
resources and expense to assure timely and successful
credentialing. Finding something late in the process that was not
on your application could waste your time and negatively affect
hospital privileging and approved credentials with
AdvancedPractice.com offers an un-matched credentialing program,
which complies with all industry standards to present the highest
quality providers in the staffing industry.
AdvancedPractice.com requires providers have the proper
credentials. Our team of credentialing specialists will walk
you through the entire process to assure you have the necessary
level certifications to be successful in your assignment. If
you don't have the necessary credentials for a particular
assignment, we can help you get your DEA, coordinate renewal of
your BLS or ACLS as well as obtain a state license on your behalf.
We coordinate all of the necessary verifications and credentials as
well process and track the progress of your application with the
state boards. Often we will even pay for your new license!
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