Part-Time Medical Consultant
4710 South Palo Verde Road, Tucson, Arizona 85714
|Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.|
|Why Should You Apply?
We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
|– Affordable Health, Dental and Vision
– 10 holidays per year
– Paid Vacation and Sick time off – start earning it your 1st day
– Life and Disability Insurance
|– Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
– Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
– Career Advancement Opportunities
– Tuition reimbursement
Please contact us at (520) 209-1038 to start your career today or apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.
|The Department of Economic Security, Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (DBME) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Medical Consultant. This position will review case files prepared by the Disability Evaluator to determine if a claim meets the medical definition of a disability as outlined by Social Security Administration. The Medical Consultant, in conjunction with the disability evaluator, evaluates medical evidence to determine sufficient documentation, severity of impairments, and provides an assessment of the applicant’s disability. The Social Security Administration requires that a health care professional sign off on all claims. This job is a 30 hour per week part-time position in a non-clinical setting.|
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Additional to the knowledge of a Physician, the candidate would need to be well versed in the program’s evidentiary requirements; would need to understand the administrative structure of SSA disability program and the basis for its policy decisions.
-Skill in physical diagnosis and the practice of medicine; understanding computer programs as they relate to the disability program; analyzing medical evidence and applying administrative policy to make accurate decisions; and skill in the presentation of training and policy issues.
-Ability to establish effective working relations with others; speak and write effectively; resolve differences of opinions using facts and logic; and have the ability to write conclusions and policy questions clearly and concisely.
-This announcement includes but is not limited to Ophthalmologists, Cardiologists, Pulmonologists, Neurologists, Rehabilitation Physicians, Oncologists, etc.
|Licenses and Certifications:
-Must be a licensed Physician (M.D. or D.O.) in good standing in the state of Arizona.
-HSPD-12 Background/Fingerprinting Security Clearance:
-Please be advised that all hires, transfers, and current employees within DBME Disability Determination Service Administration are subject to mandatory fingerprinting and an associated FBI background investigation by the Social Security Administration under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12. Not all prior arrests and/or convictions will prohibit appointment.
-If the position is required to drive on state business, the position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
– Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees
– Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
|All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.|
|Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. Free language assistance for DES services is available upon request.|