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Senior Behavioral Health Credentialing Specialist

at Kern County

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2486610

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Career Information

Minimum Qualifications/Employment Standards
Three (3) years of experience performing medical staff credentialing functions AND current and valid certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) by the National Association of Medical Staff Services must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment.

Additional Requirements:
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.

Please ensure applicable materials are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or fax to (661) 868-3928.

Full Senior Behavioral Health Credentialing Specialist Job Description

Appraisal (Weight 100%): Review of application material for training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following:  Investigation, oral exam and rating of application. 

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

This position works within the Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services  Department. For more information about the department, please view their website here

About Kern County

Kern County employees provide opportunities that are purposeful to our community. Every employee and every action contributes to the improvement and strengthening of our county. 

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High Performance Culture
Kern County is actively engaged in creating a culture that promotes excellence, innovation and continuous improvement. LaunchKern is Kern County's continuous improvement initiative based on the principles of Lean Six Sigma. LaunchKern empowers our valued employees to change the way government works by improving their work environment, saving taxpayer dollars and enhancing services to residents.

Growth Mindset
We always encourage our employees to grow and develop. Kern County has a culture of innovation that allows employees to explore creative and more efficient ways to accomplish their work. We provide access to training and continued professional development in an effort to ensure that our employees have opportunities for career growth. 

Additional Information

Admittance to the examination will require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.

A background check may be conducted for this classification.

Following an offer of employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which immediate appointment(s) will be made at Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve-months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates are encouraged to indicate acceptable geographical locations in which they would accept employment on their application form. Candidates MUST be willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices).

This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.

For more information regarding Kern County's recruitment process, please see our FAQ page.
Kern County is an ADA compliant and an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.