Course Outcomes Addressed:
1. Distinguish between education, training, and credentialing of physicians, nurses, nurse’s aides, midlevel practitioners, and allied health professionals.
2. Identify five factors affecting the supply of and demand for healthcare professionals.
3. Analyze reasons for healthcare professional turnover and cost turnover.
4. Propose strategies for increasing retention and preventing turnover of healthcare professionals.
5. Define and provide examples of conflict of interest.
6. Discuss issues associated with the management of the work life of physicians, nurses, nurse’s aides, midlevel practitioners, and allied health professionals.
Read the case below, Managing Healthcare Professionals. Based on this review, discuss the following questions regarding the content of this case study. You may also supplement the information in the article with information from one of the two text books. Length of paper must be between 1500 and 2000 words and utilize APA format.
Case Study (Scenario 4):
You are the assistant director of the hospital medical staff office at the Rural Outreach Community Hospital in a tiny town in Arkansas. It is your job to verify physician credentials for staff privileges. Your hospital receives an application from a physician for staff privileges. On his application, it states that he graduated from medical school in El Salvador. When you call to verify this, you are told that the medical school burned down two years ago and all the records were destroyed. What do you do?
1. Delineate the steps in attaining state licensing for physicians and nurses.
2. Describe the differences between licensure and credentialing.
3. Distinguish between core privileges and specific privileges in physician credentialing.
4. Describe why physician credentialing is one of the most important jobs in a hospital and why the National Practitioner Data Bank was created.