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Medical Consultant (Enforcement), Medical Board of California (9747)

Medical Consultant (Enforcement), Medical Board of California

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SM05
  • Class Code: 9747
  • Established: 06/07/1995
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under the general direction of the field office Supervising Investigator, serves as a medical consultant to the Enforcement Program evaluating the professional competence of physicians and surgeons and allied health professionals; provides medical expertise in the review of medical investigations and evaluations of the professional conduct of licensees in relation to the requirements of the law; arranges and coordinates the expert review of medical records; inspects medical records to assure conformance with the law; coordinates the activities of the peer review panels; counsels physicians whose medical practice or behavior is considered below acceptable standards; and performs other functions as related.

Typical Tasks

As a medical consultant, provides medical advice and information to the Enforcement Program which is responsible for evaluating medical practices and the professional conduct of licensees. A medical consultant provides medical advice in the investigation of complaints against physicians and surgeons and other Board licensees to assure compliance with laws relating to professional and individual competence; obtains information and evidence which requires the immediate knowledge of professional medicine to secure; reviews medical records to determine whether the records, x-ray, and laboratory findings support the actual diagnosis and treatments performed; assures compliance with staff, organization, and record- keeping provisions of the Business and Professions Code; interprets the medical significance of information and evidence; participates in interviews of witnesses and interested parties to secure information relating to medical practices; participates in interviews with physicians who are the subject of an investigation to obtain explanations about their medical practice or behavior; makes a general assessment of their competence; confers with and obtains the cooperation of recognized expert medical reviewers concerning the specialized practices of medicine and special or unusual medical and surgical procedures and techniques; consults with the Attorney General's Office as part of a case management team; may be called upon to testify; conducts office conferences or discussions with physicians whose medical practice or behavior is considered below community standards; makes recommendations regarding the appropriateness of voluntary or mandatory competency testing and arranges for the administration of such testing; participates in interviews with physicians on probation to document their adherence to terms of probation; represents the Board before professional or lay groups; and prepares and dictates correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid unrestricted license for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the Medical Board of California or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. and Possession of a valid medical or osteopathic specialty certificate issued by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association. and Experience: Five years of experience within the last seven years in the practice of medicine and surgery or in one of the specialties, excluding internship and postgraduate training.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Medicine and surgery, including recent developments and practices; hospital organization, procedures, and record keeping; provisions of Business and Professions Code relating to the practice of medicine and surgery and the laws, rules, and regulations of the Medical Board of California relating to medical practice; methods of diagnosis and treating medical disorders; pathology and interpretation of autopsy findings; medical specialties.


Ability to: Conduct effective interviews; exercise sound medical judgment in reviewing conflicting medical reports and preparing opinions; analyze problems and take effective action; perform administrative tasks; dictate correspondence and prepare reports; communicate effectively.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience performing peer review as demonstrated by:


1. Membership in a medical records review or utilization committee at a national, state, county or an approved hospital level. or


2. Former member of the Medical Board of California, service as a medical expert to the Medical Board or performing peer review for the Medical Board. or


3. Member of a formal body charged with the review of standards or criteria of medical care.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others; emotional stability; integrity; initiative; good judgment; dependability; tact; courtesy; high professional ethics.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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