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Under administrative direction of the Director or Deputy Director of the Employment Development Department, to formulate medical policies and standards and to direct their application for the Unemployment Compensation Disability Benefits program; to act as medical consultant for the Employment Development Department; and to do other related work.
Formulates medical policies and standards and directs their application for the disability benefits program; plans, organizes, and directs the work of the medical staff of the Department; works with national, State, and local professional organizations and with public officials on the medical phases. of the disability benefits program; recommends rules, regulations, procedures (and methods relating to the evaluation of certificates of disability, reports of medical examinations and other means of establishing proof of disability; gives medical advice to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and to operating officials and staff of the Employment Development Department; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
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, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and
Experience: Five years of experience in the practice of medicine, two years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity in one or a combination of the following fields: industrial medicine; insurance; public health; social welfare; or hospital administration (in a hospital of at least 100 beds). and
Education: Graduation from an approved medical or osteopathic school and completion of an internship in an approved hospital.
Knowledge of: Application of modern principles and practices of general medicine; interrelationships and legal status of Federal, State, and local public health agencies; functions of the various professional groups in medical care programs; provisions of Part 2 relating to Unemployment Compensation Disability Benefits of the California Unemployment Insurance Code; principles of effective supervision;
Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Skill in: Application of modern principles and practices of general medicine.
Ability to: Formulate medical policies and standards for the disability benefits program established under Part 2 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code; clearly present findings and opinions derived from physical examinations; testify in formal hearings; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; direct the work of others; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated administrative ability, tact, and pleasing personal appearance.