Medical Director 8/31/2016

United States Postal Service Washington, DC

Company
United States Postal Service
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29458983
AJE Ref #
576044740
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE

Develops, implements, and manages national medical services and medical

information programs for the Postal Service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Manages the national Occupational Health Service (OHS) program.
* Establishes, reviews and modifies policies and procedures for the operation and oversight of medical and medically related programs for the areas and districts to include, but not limited to, applicant and employee medical suitability; health education; administration of screening tests; and disability and fitness for duty determinations.
* Participates in the development of programs and initiatives directed toward employee wellness, analyzes information concerning employee health problems, establishes effective performance measurement criteria to plan for and evaluate public health services, evaluates the effectiveness of existing methods and procedures, identifies current trends in the industry and prepares reports and recommendations, if necessary, for adjustments to the Postal Service OHS program.
* Has oversight of the Medical Services Administration budgets and organizational change initiatives.
* Serves as a liaison to National and Area Human Resources programs and committees as a medical Subject Matter Expert regarding the Family Medical Leave Act, Reasonable Accommodation Injury Compensation, Safety, Supply Chain Management and as the primary medical consultant to all levels of Postal Service Management and offices.
* Develops, manages and oversees OHS Program training in support of medically related services for the Areas and Districts.
* Provides technical/functional guidance and oversight to Associate Medical Directors concerning occupational health services and other related programs and in the interpretation of regulatory requirements, accreditation standards and controls to ensure quality assurance and compliance.
* Supervises a medium-sized group of professional and administrative employees.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Possess a Medical Doctor degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

degree.

2. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to employee and

workplace health and safety issues (e.g., FECA, ADA, FMLA, and DOT

regulations).

3. Experience demonstrating skill applying knowledge of healthcare

management principles and current trends in the healthcare industry

environment.

4. Experience demonstrating skill managing and overseeing the

development of cost effective programs and policies that support medical

services and the medical information needs of an organization including

medical assessments, employment screenings, health education and

counseling, disability and fitness for duty determinations, and/or

hygiene and sanitation programs.

5. Experience demonstrating skill providing medical guidance,

expertise and oversight to others (e.g., Senior Medical Directors,

legal, etc) in the operation of quality improvement and utilization

management programs in accordance with regulatory, state, corporate and

accreditation requirements to prevent injuries, control disease

outbreaks, address public health emergencies and promote public health.

6. Experience demonstrating skill providing leadership, guidance and

direction in the development and implementation of health promotion and

education programs to ensure the wellness and medical related

suitability of employees and applicants (e.g., immunization services,

blood pressure and glaucoma screenings, blood bank programs, etc.).

7. Experience demonstrating skill establishing effective performance

measurement criteria to plan for and evaluate Occupational Health

services consistent with public health requirements.

8. Experience demonstrating skill reducing financial and operational

liabilities associated with mismanaged medical and medically related

issues.

9. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with, and

provide health and safety policy and program guidance to management,

Human Resources staff, and contract medical personnel.

10. Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, to represent the

Postal Service in injury compensation cases, accident review boards,

ergonomic worksite evaluations, crisis management, and to provide expert

testimony in hearings and arbitration.