Credentialing

​​​​​​​​​​​​This credentialing process ensures that non-physician individuals who interact with patients at the University of Washington Medical Center are competent to practice in their role and have current immunizations to ensure the safety of the patients. 

DETERMINING WHETHER YOU NEED TO CREDENTIAL WITH PCS


What is your role at UW Medical Center?


Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

You do NOT need to credential with PCS. Please contact the Office of Medical Staff Appointments known as OMSA at omsa@uw.edu

Teaching

If you are NOT a Physician or Nurse Practitioner AND if you will be supervising students in the clinical setting, you do NOT need to credential with PCS. Please contact the Staff Development Specialist at lgo@uw.edu

Research or Clinical Care Non-Physician

If you are NOT a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Clinical Faculty AND you will be conducting research or clinical care with UWMC patients, you DO need to credential with PCS. 


PCS Credentialing Attestation Application

Your employer falls into one of these 2 categories:

  • UW/UW entity personnel (e.g. HMC, NW Hospital, Valley Hospital, Airlift NW, UW School of Medicine departments, UW School of Pharmacy, UW School of Public Health, SCCA).

    Application​

    1. Fill out the Attestation Application UWMC

    2. Scan, save as PDF and email ONLY the signed application to pcscred@uw.edu

      Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing.

      Confirmation of approval will be sent via email. Upon approval you will wear your employer issued photo ID badge at all times in the Medical Center.

  • Non-UW/UW entity personnel (e.g. Puget Sound Blood Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s, Group Health, VA Puget Sound Health Care System).

    Application

    1. Fill out the Attest​ation Application UWMC 

      Your application will include a BACKGROUND CHECK by UWMC Public Safety UWMC Public Safety, which will include the WA State Patrol Form and the UW Criminal History Form.

    2. Scan, save as PDF and email ONLY the signed application and 2 background check forms to pcscred@uw.edu

      Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing.

      Confirmation of approval and authorization for a UWMC photo ID badge will be sent via email. You will wear your UWMC photo ID badge at all times in the Medical Center.

After Approval

  • An electronic copy of your approved Attestation Application will be retained by Patient Care Services.
  • You are responsible for maintaining and keeping current the records in your employee file including:
    • Immunizations updated per UWMC Employee Health schedules.
    • Annually updated confidentiality form.
    • ​Current licensure with the State of Washington (if applicable to role at UWMC).
  • You will be required to provide a copy of your file within 24 hours of our call or email for auditing purposes. ​

​Useful information links

UWMC Employee Health emhealth@uw.edu
UWMC Public Safety hospsec@uw.edu
UW Medicine Online Information Portal uaa@uw.edu


OTHER CREDENTIALING WITH PCS


RN Sponsor Clinical Observership at UW Medical Center (“shadowing”)


If you are interested in a clinical observation of RN nursing staff ONLY please click RN Clini​cal Observership at UWMC

Click here for the form: Application and Agreement for Clinical Observership with RN Sponsor

Click here for the form: Immunization Health History Form

For all other types of clinical observerships at UW Medical Center please contactobserver@uw.eduor clickUW Medicine - Shadowing Physicians