State of Washington Classified Job Specification
In a staff position acts as medical consultant in a medical service program;
Within a Division of Developmental Disabilities residential facility provides medical and surgical services to one or more assigned program units as a professional member of an interdisciplinary team.
Directs medical program of institution; instructs, supervises, and evaluates work of physicians, nurses, and allied personnel;
Participates in staff conferences on overall institution programs and policies;
Examines and diagnoses patients, prescribes and administers medical treatment; orders and interprets laboratory analyses and X‑rays; performs and assists at major and minor surgery;
Refers difficult and complex cases to a higher level physician or specialist, and assists in further examination, diagnosis, and treatment of such cases;
Diagnoses and refers patients needing specialist counseling; prepares case histories and findings for specialists; participates in follow up on diagnoses and treatments prescribed by specialist;
Consults with staff on medical status of patients; coordinates medical treatment with institution programs;
Makes and records routine physical and psychiatric examinations; keeps or directs keeping of case records; prepares reports and correspondence;
Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team in one or more program units;
May supervise lower level staff;
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: examine for, diagnose and treat physical and mental illness; interpret autopsy findings; laboratory analyses and X‑rays; select, instruct and supervise medical and nursing staff; develop and organize comprehensive medical program.
Four years of experience in practice of medicine.
Class Specification History
Established class, May 1, 1963.
Revise class. Revises definition; effective December 16, 1977.
Revise class. Revises definition, adopted March 12, 1981, effective July 1, 1981.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 51120); adopted May 12, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Salary adjustment, revise definition and typical work; adopted June 30, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.