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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 304D
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Acts as Associate Medical Director – Chiropractic in development and determination of chiropractic care policies of occupationally injured or ill workers.


In the Department of Labor and Industries, develops policy relating to the quality of chiropractic care provided to occupationally injured or ill workers. Conducts, directs, and collaborates on research related to chiropractic care, prevention of injury, disease, and long-term disability.

Typical Work

Develops, implements, and collaborates on chiropractic research projects addressing major chiropractic and safety issues crucial to prevention of injury, disease, and long-term disability;  

Determines policy implications of chiropractic research finding;  

Develops chiropractic treatment guidelines and policies;  

Provides chiropractic consulting support to Occupational Nurse Consultants and claims staff;

Acts as liaison between the chiropractic professional community and the department regarding chiropractic issues; 

Develops position papers and summary reports regarding chiropractic policy research;  

Conducts training and develops instructional materials on chiropractic care and treatment issues for chiropractic professional community and department staff;  

Participates in professional development activities; attends continuing education through chiropractic organizations and teaching and faculty activities at institutions.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Eligible to be licensed to practice Chiropractic in Washington State,


Five years of chiropractic clinical practice.

Class Specification History

New class effective June 1, 2005; Associate Medical Director – Chiropractic (replaces 51702 Associate Medical Director – Chiropractic).