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Under administrative direction, to evaluate the medical program of the State Compensation Insurance Fund; to advise the Executive Committee on all medical matters; to formulate medical policies and standards; and to do other related work.
Formulates medical policies and standards for use in the adjustment of industrial injury claims; plans and implements medical research projects; represents the Fund in studies of medical and hospital fee schedules; fosters good public relations and consults with medical organizations; consults with and advises other Fund managers on the medical aspects of their work; advises management on trends and costs of medical treatments; prepares reports and dictates correspondence.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) andExperience: At least five years of experience in the private practice of medicine, preferably with specialty Board certification in industrial medicine and traumatic surgery.
Knowledge of: Applying the principles and practices of general medicine; California Workers' Compensation Insurance and Safety Laws and the United States Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Act; principles of rehabilitation programs; factors involved in and the procedures governing the establishment of permanent disability ratings; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Apply the principles and practices of general medicine with particular reference to the diagnosis and treatment of industrial injuries; analyze situations and statistics and formulate policies; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the work; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Ability to qualify for fidelity bonds and willingness to travel throughout the State.