ECFMG
  • EPIC
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

ECFMG offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits including generous coverage for health, dental and vision insurance, 15% employer contribution to retirement, 100% tuition reimbursement, and many other great benefits. ECFMG is an equal opportunity employer.


ECFMG is seeking a Bilingual German EPIC Credentials Services Specialist in the Philadelphia, PA office. The primary responsibility of the Bilingual German Credentials Services Specialist is to perform activities in support of the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) program, including reviewing and evaluating a large volume of medical credentials, processing requests for account establishment, managing applicant identity, and processing requests for EPIC verification. This position also will contribute to efforts to ensure the overall quality and accuracy of EPIC processes and in the training and coaching of temporary and permanent staff. The Credentials Specialist will occasionally communicate with applicants and medical schools regarding EPIC services.  The Bilingual German Certification Specialist will assist the EPIC Department along with other departments with translations and communications in German, including contact with medical school and other institution officials.

DUTIES:

  1. Ensures the Provision of Excellent Service
  • Provides exemplary customer service to EPIC applicants and maintains an applicant-centered approach in all EPIC activities.
  • Processes work in assigned queues (accounts, credentials, verifications, resends, reports) and ensures that work is completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Translates credentials and written communication from German to English, as needed.
  • Translates documents and written communication from English to German, as needed.
  • Communicates in German, written and verbally, including contact with medical school and other institution officials, as needed.
  • Communicates in English with representatives of medical schools/institutions with which ECFMG is conducting verifications in a professional and clear manner.
  1. Contributes to an Efficient and Effective Operational Unit
  • Through an intensive review process, determines acceptability of all medical education credentials submitted through EPIC. This process requires the prima facie review of the document using ECFMG's Medical Education Reference Library.
  • Determines acceptability of English translations submitted through EPIC to ensure that they meet ECFMG's translation requirements.
  • Prepares and sends credentials to medical school/institution officials for verification. Ensures that all required information is included in the verification request; this may include research to identify appropriate officials and/or delivery address. Communicates results of research to Senior EPIC Credentials Specialist for inclusion in database.
  • Processes follow-up verification requests with schools/institutions that have not responded to previous requests for verification of applicant documents.
  • Through an intensive review process, determines acceptability and authenticity of verification requests returned to ECFMG. This process requires research and evaluation against documents in ECFMG's Medical Education Reference Library.

SKILLS:

  • Commitment to excellent customer service.
  • High level of analytical skills in the evaluation of medical documentation, including credentials and verifications.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Effective time management.
  • High level of resourcefulness and ability to perform research, when necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines and produce a high volume of work while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply EPIC/ECFMG policies and procedures as they relate to the processing of documents for primary source verification.
  • Strong computer skills and adept at working within various computer programs simultaneously.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to interface and communicate with clients and co-workers in a clear and professional manner.
  • High level of resourcefulness and ability to perform research, when necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Spoken and written fluency in German required; proficiency in other languages helpful.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Four years professional experience in a service institution, preferably in college/university or other educational/research institution, involving processing of large volumes of educational credentials or similar documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Spoken and written fluency in German required; proficiency in other languages helpful.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
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