Job opportunities for this title are available in Dauphin, Luzerne, and Westmoreland Counties. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD), a bureau within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, is looking to employ physicians with an active Pennsylvania license who are interested in working to serve Pennsylvania and its residents. We request that you consider helping BDD meet the demands of today's Social Security disability claims workload. These positions are responsible for performing professional administrative work reviewing medical evidence for disability claims and participating in disability determinations. They resolve complex medical issues by applying their knowledge in the medical specialty or sub-specialty practiced. As a Medical Consultant (MC), you will provide expert medical advice about physical function for Social Security disability claims. MCs work in concert with Disability Claims Adjudicators to ensure evidentiary and decision making standards are met and fairly applied to disability claims. The work requires an understanding of the Social Security Administration's disability program. This is an administrative role and requires no patient contact. BDD provides new employees with orientation and mentoring designed to provide the requisite program knowledge. In addition to the salary, physicians are eligible for quality assurance and specialty board certifications payments annually.
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. Must be able to perform essential job functions Legal Requirements: A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports at your expense. You must pass a background investigation.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus programs are as follows:
Disability Physician Specialists may be eligible for two bonus programs.
Physicians and Related Occupations Quality Assurance Program rewards employees based on number of full credited years of service, the number of months of credited service during the entitlement year and percent of full-time employment. Payments are prorated if all 12 months have not been worked. Payments range from $417 - $16,000, depending on years of service.
(Management Directive 525.16, Physicians and Related Occupations Quality Assurance Program)
Physicians and Related Occupations Specialty Board Certification Payments program rewards employees based on possession of a current certification in one of the specialty boards and regular duties of the physician predominantly within the area of the specialty. Compensation is based on the months of service in that year, total compensable hours for the employee and the percentage of employment. Payments range from $233.33 - $2,800, based on criteria met.
(Management Directive 535.2, Physicians and Related Occupations Specialty Board Certification Payments)
Internal Number: CS-20181434-33300
About Department of Labor & Industry
The Department of Labor and Industry administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers' compensation benefits to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers. In addition, L&I enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the commonwealth's programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.
L&I employs approximately 5,000 employees and offers a wide range of benefits; including health, dental, vision and prescription drug plans. Eligible state employees earn paid leave to include sick leave, vacation leave, and holidays.