It’s no secret that healthcare is changing rapidly, and you’ve likely seen the drastic transformation firsthand. The world of healthcare provider credentialing is no exception—from new government regulations to the specialization of professional titles and the introduction of new technologies that automate the repetitive tasks of your daily work.
The rate of change in healthcare is rapidly increasing, so now is the time to demonstrate your skills and expertise to your executive leaders. Branding yourself as an expert in your field can accelerate your career growth and signify to others that you are committed to improving processes and expertise within your department.
Here are seven tips to make sure you stand out in a good way at work:
The role of the medical staff services professional is changing, so take some time to evaluate whether you need to make changes to your title. Read more about the evolution of title changes in the industry, and then think about what you do on a day-to-day basis. If you see a job title that feels like it fits your role more accurately, it might be worthwhile to propose a title change to your department leader. You may be able to more clearly define your position and focus your work on a particular aspect you enjoy most.
If you don't already have them, ask if you can order organization business cards that includes your name and job title or…create your own. It’s all about branding!
Stay on the leading edge of what's happening in the industry. Read online articles, attend educational webcasts, and peruse the latest healthcare news, both in your region and around the country.
You can learn a lot from your peers! Reach out to colleagues not only in your area, but also across the nation to see what others in your field are doing. You’ll likely hear about best practices that may make your job easier, and you may even discover some new job opportunities along the way.
The more you can master the technologies available, such as the latest credentialing software, the more valuable you will be to your organization.
Be sure to speak up in staff meetings, attend and become a member of your local and state NAMSS organizations, and sign up for leadership meetings. Ask to attend a physician leadership retreat with your medical staff leaders, or add yourself to the agenda for onboarding and orientation. Your value to your organization will become much more dynamic and less one-dimensional.
According to survey results from administrators, credentialing professionals can also make themselves more valuable to their organizations by:
Take the headache out of your most complicated, sensitive and error-prone processes—from gathering and storing provider data to performing primary source verifications, maintaining years’ worth of records, and distributing information across your organization. Cactus Credentialing eliminates paper files, protects sensitive data, automates verification and makes your life much easier. Learn more about medical credentialing software at www.symplr.com/products/provider-credentialing or schedule a demo at firstname.lastname@example.org.