Disability Physician Specialist (Medical Consultant)

Commonwealth of PA | Luzerne County, PA

Posted Date 12/01/2019
Description Tired of being on call?   Missing family time?   Interested in a job change?

The Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) is currently recruiting two Medical Consultants for the Wilkes-Barre Branch Office.  The Bureau of Disability Determination is the state agency that assists the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining whether Pennsylvanians are eligible for federal disability benefits.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
 
  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday; 30-minute lunch
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this posting
Disability Physician Specialists are responsible for performing disability claims reviews to assure the correct interpretation of medical evidence and the appropriate application of the Social Security Administration (SSA) medical policies and regulations.   

Interested individuals must have three years of post-residency experience in the medical specialty or sub-specialty practiced and have an active or retired license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and State Board of Medicine.   Medical malpractice is not necessary.

This is an administrative role and requires no patient contact.

As a Medical Consultant for the Bureau of Disability Determination, you'll enjoy these benefits:
•  Full-time work 
•  No call, night or weekend coverage
•  11 paid holidays
•  Set hours, 5 days a week 
•  Paid Continuing Medical Education time 
•  Eligibility for Quality Assurance and Specialty Board Certifications bonus payments annually.  
•  Health Insurance starting on your first day of employment
•  Multiple Retirement Plan Options to choose from
•  Special Rates on Optional Insurance plans

For a more comprehensive benefits list, click here (https://www.employment.pa.gov/benefits/Pages/default.aspx).  Apply today! Qualifications:
  • PA residency currently waived for this title
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Three years of post-residency experience in the medical specialty or subspecialty practiced. 
  • Necessary Special Requirement - All positions require possession of an active unrestricted or active retired license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine or the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Necessary Special Requirement - All employees must successfully complete the continuing medical education required to maintain an active unrestricted or active retired license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine or the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require criminal history reports, including FBI fingerprinting and federal credit checks ran prior to hire. 
 
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided

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