The Arizona Medical Board is seeking a allopathic physician who possesses a valid unrestricted license for the practice of medicine in Arizona. The Chief Medical Consultant (CMC) acts in a supervisory role and provides guidance, consultation, and training to other physicians engaged in a review of medical care arising from complaints filed with the Arizona Medical Board (AMB) and the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA) to determine whether the care rendered meets the applicable standard of care. The CMC provides medical expertise and direction to non-medical personnel to assist in medical investigations and evaluations of the professional conduct. Participates in a committee charged with making recommendations regarding any breach of the standard of care and possible sanctions to the boards.
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of the required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position:
• Supervise and provide guidance to medical consultants consisting of # employed physicians.
• Approve time and leave requests of employed medical consultants.
• Meet quarterly for progress reviews and annually review the employed medical consultants.
• Recruit, interview, hire and train medical consultants.
• Review and assign cases to medical consultants.
Participates in the Investigative and Licensing Processes
• Provides medical expertise and guidance to staff engaged in investigations to assure compliance with laws relating to professional and individual competence.
• Performs initial review of malpractice cases to determine whether specialty review is required.
• Reviews medical records to determine whether the records, x-ray and laboratory results support the actual diagnoses and treatment performed.
• Interviews physicians who are the subject of the complaint.
• Interprets the medical significance of the record and participates in a case management committee charged with making recommendations to the boards regarding the disposition of the case.
Participates in the Compliance Process
• Reviews monitoring reports for compliance.
• Approves CME required by the Board.
• Participates in Board meetings and is prepared to discuss any case, if necessary.
• Provides annual presentations, to medical students.
• Makes other presentations in the community, as requested.
Knowledge of: Medicine and surgery, including recent developments and practices; hospital organization, procedures, and record keeping; provisions of Arizona State Law relating to the practice of medicine and surgery and the laws, rules, and regulations of the AMB 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 and prepare reports; communicate and work effectively with teams often comprised of non-physicians.
Possession of a valid unrestricted license for the practice of medicine in Arizona and a specialty certificate issued by the American Board of Medical Specialties. 5+ years of experience within the last seven (7) years in the practice of medicine and surgery or in one of the specialties, excluding internship and postgraduate training.
Must be a licensed allopathic physician in good standing with the Arizona Medical Board.
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Sick leave
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.