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Recruitment #12-006805-001




P. O. Box 6338
Timonium MD 21093

Main Purpose of Job

This is a position designated as a Special Appointment and serves as a medical reviewer examining psychiatric and psychological evidence of record to provide consultative services as part of the adjudication of disability claims, in accordance with regulations of the Social Security Administration.


Interprets medical evidence to establish the existence, severity, onset, and duration of mental impairments; analyzes the sufficiency of psychological evidence to evaluate disabilities and describes functional limitations imposed; prescribes further development of psychological evidence from treating sources or consultant examiners, prepares a written statement of findings, assessment of severity and description of residual functional capacity; assures integrity of opinion based on psychiatric and psychological evidence in file, makes telephone and written contact to treating sources to obtain clinical data.  Provides consultation and training to disability examiners.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Degree in Medicine and certification in Psychiatry by the American Medical Association Specialty Board.  


1. Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance to practice medicine under Maryland State Law.  A photocopy of the current registration card must be attached to the application.              

2. Applicants not yet possessing a license to practice medicine in Maryland but who are eligible for licensure must attach a photocopy of a letter from the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance stating eligible by reciprocity or endorsement.  Applicants will not be appointed until they have received a license from the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance.  The board may be contacted at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21215.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to Social Security Administration records and systems.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment.



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