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Under administrative direction, to act as the principal medical consultant to the Director of Rehabilitation in the coordination and integration of the medical aspects of the Department's programs and services in vocational rehabilitation; to give professional advice and guidance on physical restoration and other medical problems of the statewide rehabilitation program; and to do other related work.
Advises and provides technical direction to the Medical Consultants, Department of Rehabilitation, in the uniform interpretation of laws, rules, and policies relating to the medical aspects of the Department's program; assists in planning and organizing in-service training; recommends new and revised rules, regulations, procedures, and standards relating to the medical aspects of the rehabilitation program; establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with the medical profession and allied groups; consults with national, State, and local professional organizations, community groups, public officials, and others on the medical phases of the rehabilitation program; advises the Director regarding the coordination and integration of the medical aspects of the vocational rehabilitation program; acts as the principal representative of the Department to the medical profession in California in problems relating to the program; gives professional medical advice and guidance to the statewide physical restoration program; makes recommendations as to the selection of hospitals for use in the program and the qualifications of physicians and ancillary personnel; may review the medical aspects of individual cases to determine the medical soundness and feasibility of treatment plans and recommend appropriate disposition of the cases.
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
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Medical Consultant, Department of Rehabilitation.
Five years of experience in the practice of medicine, two years of which shall have been in an administrative, supervisory, or consultative capacity in a physical restoration or medical social work program involving medical care or welfare procedures for patients or disabled clients.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of general medicine; principles of community organization; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies in California; laws affecting the Department of Rehabilitation; principles of rehabilitation; principles of public administration, organization, personnel management, supervision, and in-service training; 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: Organize community resources for handicapped adults; formulate medical policies and standards for the Department's rehabilitation programs; coordinate the work of others; plan, organize, and conduct staff training; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated interest in handicapped persons and their problems.