Medical Staff Services Department Specialist (2106) - Dept. Public Health - (126224)

  • Full-time
  • Certification Rule: Rule of 10
  • Exam Type: Position Based Test
  • Job Code and Title: 2106-Medical Staff Services Department Specialist
  • Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Eligible List Type: Entrance

Company Description

CLERICALLY AMENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY - Amended to reflect changes to the Minimum Qualifications

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The Department of Public Health is accepting applications for a Medical Staff Services Department Specialist.

  • Application Opening: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this job ad may close at any time but no sooner than Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Compensation: $75,816 - $92,144 Yearly
  • Appointment Type: Permanent Civil Service
  • Exam Type: Entrance
  • Recruitment ID: PBT-2106-126224
  • Work hours: Monday - Friday
  • Employment Type: Full-Time

Positions are located at 1380 Howard St and Laguna Honda Hospital.

Note: The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this class at other locations within the Department of Public Health.

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.

The San Francisco Health Network is the City's only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

DPH statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the diversity of its workforce. All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through: 

  • Commitment to providing exceptional care and services to all residents of the City and County of San Francisco service population, with heightened awareness of responsiveness to racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse members of the service population and the DPH workforce. 
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in anti-racism, racial justice, and equity work that improves quality of patient care and employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to drive change in these areas. 
  • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse service population and workforce. 
  • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.sf.gov and begin the application process.

Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up to date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, @smartrecruiters.com, and @careers.sf.gov).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.  

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Director of the Medical Staff Services Department (MSSD) Office of Compliance & Privacy Affairs (OCPA), Behavioral Health Services Compliance Office (CHSCO) Compliance Officer, the Medical Staff Services Department Specialist performs the following essential job functions:

  • Performs technical aspects of the Medical Staff credentialing and privileging process, including accurately inputting data into a complex database;
  • Processes applications by conducting primary source verification of education/training, experience, and licensure;
  • Processes Medical/Affiliated Staff appointments;
  • Complies with accreditation and regulatory standards;
  • Provides clear and concise written and verbal communication with Chiefs of Service, members of the Medical Staff and support staff;
  • Maintains a complex computerized database and produces reports as needed; and
  • Provides technical support for Medical Staff committee functions.

The Medical Staff Services Department Specialist performs other related duties as assigned/required

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Experience: One (1) year of verifiable experience in a Medical Staff Services Department or similar department

Note: Medical Staff Services Department or similar department must be responsible for medical staff credentialing, payer credentialing, health plan enrollment, medical staff governance, or other related functions.

AND

2. License and Certification: Possession of a current certificate or eligibility to be a candidate for the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist Certificate (CPCS) or Certified Medical Staff Coordinator Certificate (CPMSM) examinations sponsored by the National Association of Medical Staff Services (please attach to your application)

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Applications that do not appear to meet the minimum qualifications will not move forward in the recruitment process.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

SELECTION PROCEDURES

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (Weight: Qualifying): Applicants will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) at any point in the recruitment process. The MQSQ will be emailed to the email address listed on the applicant’s online job application. Applicants must complete and submit the MQSQ as directed in the time frame indicated to continue in the recruitment process. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. All statements made on MQSQ are subject to verification and must be consistent with the online application.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%): Qualified candidates will be emailed a supplemental questionnaire exam that must be completed by the set date. Candidates will be evaluated on their relative knowledge, skill, and ability levels in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: Knowledge of Medical Staff credentialing and concepts; Knowledge of requirements of state and federal laws and statutes; Knowledge of procedures for recording and transcribing Medical Staff committee minutes; Organizational skills; Oral communication ability; Personal computer skills; and/or Interpersonal relation skills. A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of Six (6) months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Certification: The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Additional Information

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.sf.gov.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) utilizes a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e., weakens the seal between the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. Medical Examination Information

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Herbert Chau at [email protected] or (628) 271-6707.

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.