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Medical Consultant

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 50742 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: Medical Consultant

Position Number: 64801363 

Salary:  $54,000.00 - $249,865.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/31/2019 




***This requisition is being used to advertise multiple locations. ***




Medical Consultant


Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Tampa, or Miami




Contract Maximum  $54,000.00 - $249.865.00


This is a contracted vendor opportunity with the Division of Disability Determinations.  Medical consultants use a computer to complete medical assessments and provide consultant services relative to claims for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.


  •    Review and evaluate the medical and non-medical evidence in the claimant’s disability file in accordance with the Social Security Administration and Department of Health rules and regulations.


  • Prepare a computer-generated assessment of impairment severity and a rationale to support the medical assessment. All work is conducted using multiple computer screens and typed case notes.


  • Make phone calls to treating sources, sources of record, consultative physicians and psychologists, and other sources. 


  • Offer recommendations to correct areas of insufficient information or unresolved conflicting information.


  • Deliver consultant services upon notice of no less than seven calendar days.


  • Review, re-evaluate, and correct any Medical Assessment returned, subsequent to review by Department staff or federal review.


  • Accept direction from and coordinate service delivery with the Contract Manager.


  • Adhere to in-line or end-of-line quality review findings.


  • Attend trainings as requested by the Department.




  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze data relating to disability benefits.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to disability benefits.
  • Ability to evaluate data for accuracy and completion.
  • Ability to identify errors or problems and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to compose correspondence.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Skill in typing
  • Must be a physician with an active license to practice medicine in the State of Florida.
  • Must register as a vendor on
  • Must set up an electronic funds transfer (EFT) for payment.
  • Must complete an online, electronic (substitute) W-9
  • Must produce evidence of liability insurance, an affidavit explaining that you meet the insurance exemption requirement as described under Florida Statue 458.320, Section 5.f.1 through 5.f.7 OR an affidavit indicating you qualify to self-insure according to Florida Statute.
  • Must be available a minimum of 24 hours a week Monday through Friday between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Opportunities for compensation are based on case availability and budget for the current fiscal year, as the DDD contract is a “rate-agreement.” You are not guaranteed any work under the contract terms.
  • All work must be completed on-site


This contracted vendor opportunity requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit.

NOTE: You will be required to provide you Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Employees must be successfully credentialed through the HSPD-12 Tier II background screening process and maintain credentialed and approved access to the SSA Computer Network.


***NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida employment application. ***

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E- Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health. If you are looking to establish a successful career in the Health Care Field, you have come to the right place. Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout the State of Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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