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This is an exciting opportunity for a Physician to have a big impact on a large state workers' compensation system. L&I is recognized as a national leader in innovation in Health care deliver for injured workers. You'll work with a great health care team focused on preventing disability for working aged people. Our overall mission is to innovate in health care delivery sufficient to prevent long term disability. As the sole regulator in the state, we have tremendous capacity to create incentives for better care.
Department of Labor and Industries is the 3rd largest payer of health care services in the State of Washington and the Office of the Medical Director (OMD) is responsible for overseeing the provision of quality health care services to injured workers and crime victims.
As the Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement, you will provide clinical expertise, peer review, and health policy expertise to the OMD staff, claims staff, health services analysis staff, expert committees, and external stakeholders.
Some of what you'll do:
Provide clinical leadership and assistance in collaborative efforts with Washington State health agencies; other state agencies, public and private health organizations
In coordination with OMD lead policy staff, formulate and oversee health policy projects and programs.
Coordinate efforts with OMD task leads on agency development of evidence based policies and guidelines on occupational diseases, and injuries.
Provide leadership for health policy, analysis and development, program implementation, and health care innovation and quality improvement.
Provide professional guidance and clinical training.
Coordinate or consult on analysis related to medical consultants, provider qualifications, provider review, utilization review, billing policy, statutory and regulatory review, and the review of health care services.
Who should apply Medical Professionals with a valid State of Washington Medical License and 3 years' experience in medical, occupational health, quality improvement leadership in an institution or organization, or another specialty area relevant to the care of injured workers, e.g. Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine.
Additional preferred qualification: Board certification, with at least 3 years' experience in the field and/or a Master's degree or PhD in Public Health or related health field. (Epidemiology, Health Administration, Health Services Research is preferred.
In addition to your application, the process requires you to include a cover letter/letter of interest clearly addressing your knowledge, skills, and abilities to be including in your application package.
Keep Washington safe and working
L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replaceme...nt coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness. Our rules and enforcement programs also help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children's and teens' work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices.
We serve customers in 19 offices throughout Washington, and have approximately 2,800 skilled employees, including safety inspectors, claims specialists, nurses, researchers, accountants, labor experts and support staff.